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Top 2 SDUSD vote-getters head for November run-off

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SAN DIEGO — Although LaShae Collins received more than 3,000 votes over appointed Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne in Tuesday’s primary election for a seat on the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, both will advance to a city-wide runoff in November to decide the winner.

Only residents in sub-district E voted for their respective representative on the school board Tuesday, but because the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff, voters across San Diego will decide whether Collins, the district director for Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, or Whitehurst-Payne, a longtime educator and school volunteer, will be elected.

Whitehurst-Payne was appointed to fill the remainder of Marne Foster’s term earlier this year, after Foster resigned and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the Political Reform Act by accepting an excessive donation from a single donor. She represents southeast San Diego neighborhoods in the Lincoln High, Morse High and portions of the Crawford High areas.

Incumbent board member John Lee Evans, a psychologist and former teacher, defeated Stephan Groce, but both will also advance to a runoff.

Trustee Richard Barrera, a labor union leader, was unopposed for a third term to represent south and central San Diego.

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