Preliminary election results for two Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education seats this week showed a potential outright win in one board district, and a possible run-off in another.
Three candidates vied for the District 2 seat held by Board of Education President Felton Williams, who is retiring from the board. Preliminary results showed candidate Tonia Reyes Uranga leading this race with 43.88 percent, followed by Erik Miller at 34.74 percent, and John Andre Mathews II at 21.38 percent. If no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will face a runoff on Nov. 3.
Three candidates also competed for the District 4 seat held by board member Jon Meyer, who also has announced his retirement. In this race, initial results showed candidate Doug Otto leading with 52.66 percent, followed by Davina M. Keiser with 25.21 percent, and Nancy Valencia with 22.13 percent.
The school board’s five districts are divided by geographic area. Districts 1, 3 and 5 were not up for election during this cycle.