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Election: School Bond Approved, Challengers Winning
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Escalon voters overwhelmingly approved Measure B - the $19.5 million school bond for modernization - and also voted in favor of newcomers in the race for two available school board seats.

Results of the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election showed Amy Bavaro leading the way in the race for Trustee Area 3 on the school board, 344 votes for 37 percent over incumbent Diane Gillispie-Alcorn, 291 votes for 32 percent. The three-way race for that trustee seat also saw Mark George with 31 percent of the vote, 281. Absentees are not included in the count released from the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office, so results are preliminary and won't be final until the absentees are also figured in.

For Trustee Area 4, challenger Martha Coelho appears poised to oust incumbent Janai Stanton, 434 to 277, a 61 to 39 percent margin.

With all 20 precincts reporting in, the Escalon Unified School District bond measure had a 63 percent 'yes' vote with 2,510 votes cast in favor, while the 'no' votes were 1,472 for 37 percent.

In the race for the 10th Congressional District, incumbent Jeff Denham had a 55 percent to 45 percent lead over challenger Jose Hernandez. Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen had an overwhelming 61 to 39 percent lead over challenger Christopher Mateo in the 12th Assembly District race.

And San Joaquin County voters defeated Measure D, which would have allowed an extension of term limits for county supervisors and county school board members.

Escalon City Council members Jeff Laugero and Gary Haskin were both unopposed this year so the city did not have to put them on the ballot; both will continue to serve on the council for another four-year term.

Look for a recap of the election and reaction from winners in the Nov. 14 issue of The Times.