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I wasn't surprised he won, but I didn't expect it to be such a large margin. Did you?
Dr. Mark Lisagor is the new trustee for Ventura County Board of Education District 3!
The final results are:
189 of 189 precincts reporting
MARK LISAGOR 23,461 57.94%
CHRISTOPHER VALENZANO 16,659 41.14%
WRITE-IN 370 0.91%
TOTAL 40,490 100%
Surprisingly, the total number of votes cast is far lower than expected. In 2000, a total 49,000 votes were cast and in 2004, 47,345 votes were cast. There may be some final, provisional ballots that remain to be counted that will increase this year's total.
For those of you interested in the other VC Board of Education seat, District 5, the totals are:
RAMON FLORES 16,448
DAN MILLER 8,387
Congratulations to everyone for your part in this special victory. Defeating an incumbent in a down-ballot race is extraordinarily hard. Mark's victory is the result of the incredible effort put in by the over 400 friends and supporters who walked, put up signs, donated, endorsed, wrote letters, offered advice and regularly spread the word about why Mark should be elected. It didn't hurt that our candidate, and his wife, are well respected across the district and have a history of supporting our youth.
For anyone interested, Mark will be officially sworn in at the Monday, December 8th board meeting. The address is: 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo.
It has been a pleasure to work with so many of you who have demonstrated your unwavering commitment to Ventura County and its children.