Watkins, Corzo and Hitchcock winners in SMFCSD race

Here are the results for the top three candidates in the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees election. Details are at

http://racetracker.shapethefuture.org/default?iID=19&eID=3&page=1.

Watkins: 25.35%
Corzo: 21.46%
Hitchcock: 15.83%

The next closest candidate, Zack-Kanga, received 12.12%. Curiously all three male candidates finished at the bottom of the list.

It is also interesting to note that no one seems to pay much attention to local San Mateo Daily Journal newspaper endorsements. Only their top pick won, but finished second. One of their choices finished last.

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/opinion/editorials/corzo-zack-kanga-and-thiel-for-san-mateo-foster-city/article_fcd6da1e-b3a0-11e7-ab74-3f0008ecd8ab.html

On the other hand, two of the three finishers were endorsed by the local teachers union, SMETA. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the ongoing salary dispute.

I am completely in favor of higher pay for teachers and was working on some new ideas to promote this as listed previously on this blog (the defeat of Measure Y blew a big hole in this effort unfortunately), but I am also a bit concerned for taxpayers when there are links between both sides of the bargaining table…

 

Author: David Kristofferson

Retired Ph.D. scientist, teacher (after retiring from industry, taught in private and public high schools and then worked a decade in my own private tutoring business), bioinformatician (managed both the NIH-funded GenBank National Nucleic Acid Sequence Databank and the BIONET National Computer Resource for Molecular Biology), IT director at Eos and Raven Biotechnologies, software product manager, AAAS Fellow, avid cyclist, and backpacker!

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