Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education candidates Maria Isabel López and Nubia Flores are vying to fill the District 1 seat to replace two-term board member Megan Kerr, who ran for Long Beach City Council. A full count of the votes is expected in the coming days. As of Nov. 10, López had earned 54.59% of the vote, with Flores at 45.41%
The school board’s five districts are divided by geographic area. Districts 1, 3 and 5 were up for election this year. Districts 3 and 5 were decided in a June primary, when District 3 incumbent Juan Benitez ran unopposed, and District 5 incumbent Diana Craighead prevailed over challenger Melissa Pittscutler.