UPDATED: Campbell Union High School District's New Board of Trustees

Kalen Gallagher won a seat on the board of trustees Tuesday night. After more ballots were counted, Linda Goytia pushed past incumbent Diane Gordon.

*Updated Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell had three big races Tuesday night and the results have voted out incumbents and voted in new faces.

Westmont High School graduate Kalen Gallagher will be one of those new faces. Retired Campbell Union High School District teacher Linda Goytia edged out incumbent Diane Gordon at the lastest count Thursday by 81 votes.

"Throughout this race it was very clear that community members throughout West San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Clara, and Monte Sereno were passionate about solving the issues that have affected this district for years," says Campbell Union High School District elected board member Kalen Gallagher. "I think our victory yesterday is proof that our community is ready for fresh ideas.

The Campbell Union High School District race was a tight one. Incumbent Rick Costanzo was edged out by Gallagher and Goytia. Gallagher receieved 25,360 votes or 30 .07 percent while Goytia received 20,077 votes or 23.81 percent. Costanzo received 18,895 votes or 22.41 percent. The fourth candidate for the board of trustees, incumbent Diane Gordon received 19,996 votes or 23.71 percent.

He watched the elections from his home with a few close friends and family members, he said.

"Over the past few months we've built a strong coalition of parents, students, teachers, and community members," Gallagher says. "If we are going to truly solve all the issues facing our district, we need to devote some serious time to organizing our community members, alumni, and local businesses around the success of our schools - not only so that their voices are heard - but also so we ensure that we take full advantages of the resources and solutions they can provide."

Courtney November 08, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Looks like the race for 2nd isn't over yet! - down to 150 votes with more than 210,000 ballots uncounted county wide: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/rov/Pages/Registrar-of-Voters.aspx
Mayra Flores de Marcotte November 09, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Courtney: You're absolutely right! We are following and updating as the votes come in. Talk about close. Ms. Goytia just pushed past Ms. Gordon with 81 votes. Just goes to show that every vote counts ;)
Mayra Flores de Marcotte November 21, 2012 at 02:54 AM
UPDATE: According to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters' website, as of Nov. 19, with 13,000 precinct votes left to be counted, candidate Linda Goytia is up at 24.01 percent of the vote, or 25,025, ahead of incumbent Diane Gordon by 477 votes. The next update is Nov. 21, 5PM.


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