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Kuo dominates Election Night in Dublin school board special ballot

Business analyst earns 78.29% of vote for DUSD Trustee Area 3

Catherine Kuo, a business analyst and school volunteer with two children in local schools, finished Election Night with a sizable lead in the special election for Dublin Unified School District Trustee Area 3, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night.

Kuo received 404 votes (78.29%) in the two-candidate race for the long-vacant seat on the Board of Trustees. Opponent Malcolm Norrington, a vice principal at Foothill High School and a former police officer who lives in Dublin, garnered 112 votes (21.71%).

The special election was open only to voters in DUSD’s Trustee Area 3, which encompasses parts of eastern and central Dublin. The board seat had been vacant since March, when third-term trustee Dan Cunningham stepped down for personal reasons.

When the winner is seated, it will give DUSD a full board for the first time since October 2018 — in the wake of a previous resignation that was later filled by a special election.

The current results include early vote-by-mail tallies and totals reported by all three Area 3 precincts on Tuesday night, but they are still considered unofficial until all ballots are counted and certified, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ Office.

The election figures will likely change in the coming days as final vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots and other qualifying ballots are processed, but typically Election Night results represent the bulk of ballots cast.

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Posted by Concerned Parent
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

This is insane. How can over 21% of the people vote for a person whose work history has been this shady? The guy seems to have changed jobs just before this election. PUSD has relaxed qualification requirements to hire him. This cannot happen in an ideal world. There has to be an investigation regarding legalities and ethics.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 6, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Concerned Parent:

Will you please detail more so regarding your comment "a person whose work history has ben this shady? The guy seems to have changed jobs just before this election. PUSD has relaxed hiring requirements to hire him".


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