Run off election for CTA seats 4 and 5, and Board of Directors Seat 8!!
Write-in candidate Stephanie Marble garnered the most votes (totally unheard of for a write-in candidate!) but missed winning by majority by .5 votes. That’s right… half a vote. (Have we mentioned lately how every vote counts? Cuz it does!!!) You may notice that in the race for Stephanie’s seat,10 ballots were deemed illegal… if you wrote in Stephanie’s name, but you didn’t fill in the corresponding bubble for the write-in candidate, then your vote was not counted. Hosting a voting party can help prevent these types of errors from invalidating a vote. So if you are at a secondary school in Area 3, make sure you schedule a new voting party so that everyone gets their ballot filled out correctly for Stephanie Marble!
Garfield High School AR (and GHS Teacher of the Year!) Emily Neidhart beat SDEA Vice President Lindsey Burningham for CTA Seat #15! Wow.
Michelle Sanchez and I, Shane Parmely, will also need your support (and votes!) as we head into the run-off election.