HAYWARD | SCHOOL BOARD | Incumbents Lisa Brunner and William McGee won re-election to the Hayward school board Tuesday night. Two seats were open to just three candidates.
Brunner, who along with McGee, were both elected four years ago, won 42 percent of the vote. McGee, who served as board president last year, garnered 31 percent. Hayward business owner Marita Cheng finished with 26 percent.
"The campaign was a tough one...the misnomers were rampant, but people reassured me on the campaign trail that they knew the truth. The voters showed it," McGee told his supporters. "With another four years comes continued growth and strengthening our education system."
Hayward voters also overwhelming approved Measure L, which allows the school district to issue $229 million in bonds to rebuild its school infrastructure. Hayward voters passed the measure with 77 percent approval. The measure needed 55 percent for passage.