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Sequoia race: Olivia Martinez moves into third place

She moves ahead of Rumley by 53 votes

By Dave Boyce

Almanac Staff Writer

Olivia Martinez, one of two incumbents who ran for re-election to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, has displaced her fellow incumbent Lorraine Rumley for the third spot in the race for three open seats. according to the latest count.

An updated tally from the San Mateo County Elections Office, puts Ms. Martinez 53 votes ahead of Ms. Rumley, essentially reversing their positions as reported in the first update.

Ms. Martinez now has 12,357 votes, or 19.2 percent, and Ms. Rumley 12,304, or 19.1 percent, as of Tuesday evening, Nov. 15. The next and final update is expected at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

The percentages were essentially unchanged for challengers Carrie B. Du Bois (25 percent) and Allen S. Weiner (22 percent), who remain in first and second place with 16,233 and 14,335 votes, respectively.

Larry James Moody of East Palo Alto, the third challenger in the race, saw his fifth-place tally rise by roughly 1,000 votes to 9,062.

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Posted by Please Don't Let This Be True!
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0!!!!! It can't be possible that this person is going to return for an upteenth term on the Board! What a nightmare and a total embarrassment for the SUHSD.


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Posted by JW
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Great news! Though sorry it's at Rumley's expense.


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Posted by Media Bias Spy
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Nov 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I'm delighted that Ms Martinez has won her seat back. Apparently, the Mr. Boyce or The Almanac is not . . look at the amazing discrepancy in size and location of the "winner" v. "loser" photos in the above report. Something backwards here!

Editor's note: The photo size discrepancies were due to a technical problem.


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Posted by member
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

The technical problem at the Alamance is that it is about as far away unbiased reporting as possible – and the level of reporting.


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