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Incumbents, Rose leading BUSD race

In unofficial results posted Wednesday, incumbent Julie Clemmer received 34 percent of the vote in the race for Barstow Unified School District’s board of directors while Barbara Rose got 25 percent and incumbent Mary Rodriguez got 21 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reported.

BARSTOW • Incumbents Julie Clemmer and Mary Rodriguez, along with newcomer Barbara Rose, were ahead in the Barstow Unified School District board of directors race, according to initial results released by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters on Tuesday night.

Clemmer led the school board race with 34 percent of votes, while Rose and Rodriguez followed with 24 and 21 percent of the votes at 10 p.m.

“I’m very thrilled so far with the way the counts are going,” Clemmer said Tuesday night after gathering with other city candidates to eat dinner and watch election results.

Clemmer has served on the BUSD board for two terms already, for a total of nine years.

Barbara Rose, who has served as a Barstow school board member for five years, was in second place in early results. She said she was humbled and happy by the numbers.

“I’m excited so far but it’s still a little early,” Rose said. “Regardless of how the results turn out, I will continue my passion to ask for more funding for school children in Sacramento this December.”

In place to take the third seat is incumbent Rodriguez, who is the current board president and is wrapping up her first term of four years.

Marilyn Dyer Kruse followed the other candidates with 19 percent of the votes.

School board elections are every two years and alternate between elections for two and three members. The board’s safe seats are held by Ray Perea and Ben Rosenberg, both of whom were elected to their first term in 2010.

These results represent the final numbers available as of press time Tuesday night. Check DesertDispatch.com for updated results Wednesday.


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