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.