Twin Rivers Unified School District Trustee Cortez Quinn defeated Miriam Chernow in a close race that concluded Thursday as the Sacramento County elections office released final results from the June 5 school board races.
Quinn defeated Chernow by 218 votes to represent Area 5.
Michael Baker defeated Janis Green 58 percent to 41 percent in Area 1. In Area 2, John Dexter ousted incumbent Michelle Rivas 54 percent to 46 percent.
In Area 3, Walter Garcia Kawamoto won with 39 percent of votes over Christine Jefferson with 35 percent and John Berchielli with 25 percent. Incumbent Bob Bastian ran unopposed in Area 4.
Rebecca Sandoval took Area 6 with 38 percent of votes over opponents Annette Emery with 34 percent and current board President Roger Westrup with 28 percent. In Area 7, incumbent Linda Fowler defeated Francisco Garcia 54 percent to 46 percent.
In all, four board members will be new to the board: Baker, Dexter, Garcia Kawamoto and Sandoval.
The outgoing school board has one remaining meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The incoming board will be sworn in on July 10 if the outgoing board approves moving the meeting up from July 17.
Measure G which called for board members to be elected in the neighborhoods where they live, instead of at-large was approved 61 percent to 39 percent.
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