Hoover, Reid, Short top school board election

By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
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Candidates running for a spot on the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board were still waiting Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, for more results of the election to be announced.

As of press time, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board most up-to-date results came in at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 7.

Joshua Hoover topped the school board election results with 27.66 percent of the votes counted; followed by Dave Reid with 25.87 percent; and Incumbent Ed Short with 24.58 percent.

Coming in closely behind is Jaya Badiga receiving 21.88 percent of the votes.

The school board only has three seats open for this year’s election.

Hoover said he is feeling very excited about the election results so far.

“I think we’re looking very good and I have spent the entire morning thanking all of my supporters along the way,” he said. “We had a lot of support and I feel really good about all the people who helped volunteer with my campaign. We hit about 9,000 houses with voter materials, including a couple thousand phone calls and other outreach. It was a good campaign, and it looks like it is paying off. Hopefully, it stays that way.”

Hoover also mentioned he wanted to say congratulations to Reid for running a good campaign. They both celebrated together with friends and family during election night.

Reid said he is encouraged by the results he has seen so far.

“If the trends continue as they count the ballots, it should be a positive result for my campaign,” Reid said. “I’m looking forward to joining the school board in December. Fingers crossed.”

Short said he was honored by the results so far.

“I am humbled and honored that the citizens have trusted me to continue to be a school board member for FCUSD,” he said.

These results were not final as of press time. The Telegraph will report updates when available until the final results are in.

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