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Liz Ortega

Won with Advancing to November Runoff: 32.1% Yes 67.9% Other Candidates
Liz Ortega is a longtime labor activist from an immigrant family with a proven track record of fighting for working people, and the relationships and…

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Jackie Fielder

Lost with 42.9% Yes 57.1% No
Jackie Fielder is a Latina and Native American candidate who is not afraid to challenge the corporate agenda and lead with a bold vision for Californi…

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Victor Valerio

Lost with Eliminated in Round 1: 11.8% Yes 88.2% Other Candidates
Victor is a proponent of public schools, and he believes we can make public schools more enticing to families by making them better. Victor grew up in…

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Ketzal Gomez

Lost with 34.8% Yes 65.2% Other Candidates
Ketzal Gomez comes to her work in education through deep relationships with community organizations, Latinx groups and Indigenous groups. She is highl…

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Rosemary Kamei

Won with The general election was canceled. Rosemary Kamei won without appearing on the ballot.
Rosemary Kamei is the current board president. She has prioritized transparency and accountability in leadership, and she has the support of labor in…

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Melissa Baten Caswell

Lost with 48% Yes 52% No
Melissa Baten Caswell is a parent as well as a current school board member and PTA president. She has the backing of the educators and workers in Sant…

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Helio Moreno

Lost with 16.5% Yes 83.5% Other Candidates
Helio is a public defender, committed immigrant rights activist and a graduate of Pittsburg schools. He’ll bring those ideals and experiences to…

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Taylor Sims

Won with 22.7% Yes 77.3% Other Candidates
Taylor Sims is running to bring the voices of young people to the school board. Taylor herself is a visionary young person lifting up workers’ r…

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Tami Rossell

Lost with 8.7% Yes 91.3% Other Candidates
Tami Rossell joins Sara Prada as a vocal advocate for removing policing from Hayward schools, and bringing forward racial justice in schools.

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