Jaimes, Irvin, Lynn elected to Tigard-Tualatin school board
David Jaimes in the Position 1 spot and Tristan Kira Irvin in the Position 3 spot have been elected to the Tigard-Tualatin School District's board of directors, according to unofficial results from the Tuesday, May 18, election.
Wednesday morning numbers showed Jaimes with 41.6% of the vote, followed by Donna Kreitzberg with 29.9% and Amy Zuckerman with 28.4%
Irvin edged out Octavio Gonzalez, 53.3% to 46.6%.
Gonzalez, who lives in east Tualatin, holds a wide lead over Irvin — a Tigard resident — in the tiny portion of the Tigard-Tualatin School District that is in Clackamas County. The district extends as far east as Southwest 50th Avenue, with the easternmost corner of Tualatin falling within the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
Unofficial election results from Clackamas County showed Gonzalez with 162 votes to just 63 for Irvin, a 71.7% to 27.9% lead.
However, thousands more votes were cast in Washington County's share of the school district, where Irvin leads by nearly 8 percentage points.
Marvin Lynn, who was unchallenged for Position 5, had collected 96.8% of the vote.
Contacted Tuesday evening, Jaimes said he was happy with the election results.
"I'm very excited," he said. "My candidates were really strong candidates and I'm just lucky that I'm able to be on the board."
On Wednesday, Irvin too, said she was pleased with the results.
"I am incredibly honored to get to serve alongside Board Directors Zurschmeide, Bowman, Jaimes, and Lynn, and to represent this new chapter for TTSD," she wrote in an email. "Thank you so much to all of the voters who placed their trust in me. I can't wait to get to work!"
Editor's note: This updated story includes total number of votes reported out by elections divisions in Clackamas and Washington counties.
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