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Challengers were leading incumbents late Tuesday as final returns were being counted in some Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. school races.
A combined 11 seats were contested in elections across the valley. Voters were asked to select trustees in the Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, Community College District, the William S. Hart Union High School District, and the Castaic and Saugus school districts.
With all the votes tallied in the Castaic Union School District, Wendy Gingrich, Nora Emmons and Gregory Ferrier were declared top vote-getters. Jonathan Myl, Gary Murr and Judy Umeck appeared to have clinched the three seats on the Saugus Union School District The Saugus Union School District is a school district in the Santa Clarita Valley that serves the Saugus, Valencia, and Canyon Country communities within the city of Santa Clarita, California. As of March 25,2006, it has 15 elementary schools. board.
Another incumbent, Eileen Connolly, didn't have to run because she was the only candidate to seek election to an unexpired two-year term on the Saugus board.
In the Hart district, Gloria Mercado was well ahead for one of three seats; Ernie Tichenor and Joan MacGregorwere likely elected to the college board.
Also leading in the Hart race were Patricia Hanrion and Dennis King For the English actor and singer, see Dennis King (actor).
William Dennis King (born 1941) is an American investigative journalist who currently focuses on web-based advocacy journalism. , with Bill Dinsenbacher. The Hart district has 14,000 students at its four junior highs and four high schools.
Two seats on the college district board of trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. were in contention. Tichenor led Richard Peoples and incumbent John Hoskinson in the race for one seat, while incumbent MacGregor ran unopposed for the other seat.
Peoples, 62, served 13 years as a trustee for College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. before being voted out of office in 1995. Tichenor, 41, a part-time political science instructor at College of the Canyons, was endorsed by Hoskinson, who dropped out of the race but whose name remained on the ballot anyway.
Elections in the college and Hart districts were open to 86,300 registered voters across the Santa Clarita Valley, while the Castaic and Saugus district races were open to the residents of those areas.
As of October, Castaic had 6,068 registered voters and the Saugus district had 30,830 registered voters, according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the county registrar.
The registrar had tallied ballots from all 18 precincts in the Saugus district, where it appeared that Myl, Murr and Umeck would be elected.