Wednesday, April 16, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Lovenburg, Peterson cruise to wins in school board race

Susan Lovenburg, right, chats with Kari Fry at Lovenburg's Election Night victory party Tuesday evening at the home of Mohini Jain. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

By
From page A1 | November 07, 2012 | Leave Comment

Incumbent Susan Lovenburg and newcomer Nancy Peterson won seats on the Davis Board of Education on Tuesday, defeating three other challengers.

Lovenburg collected 9,389 votes and Peterson was right behind with 8,656 votes.

The trend was established early in the evening, when the Yolo County Elections Office released the first batch of returns shortly after 8 p.m., showing Lovenburg running first and Peterson second, followed by Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda and Claire Sherman.

That trend held up throughout the evening. When the final results were posted at 3:53 a.m., Fernandes finished third with 6,963 votes, followed by Granda with 4,869 votes and Sherman with 4,593 votes.

For Lovenburg, the only incumbent in the race, the results largely mirrored her 2007 school board campaign, when she didn’t raise as much money as at least one of the other candidates, but received the most votes. This year, the Peterson and Fernandes campaigns outspent the Lovenburg campaign — though by only a few thousand dollars — but Lovenburg again was the top vote-getter.

“Campaigning is teamwork, and the campaign with the best team wins,” she said. “I had an outstanding team of people helping me. I’m blessed by their support and the community is strengthened by their activism.”

Lovenburg also extended her personal thanks to her daughters, “for their patience, humor and resilience through it all.”

“I’m privlieged and honored to serve the students of the Davis Joint Unified School District” for four more years, Lovenburg said.

Peterson, a first-time candidate, raised the biggest campaign war chest and finished within about 700 votes of Lovenburg.

“I”m thankful to all my supporters,” she said, adding that she had enjoyed “the discussion of issues, the candidate forums and the booth at the Farmers Market” during the campaign.

Peterson added that she is “very proud of my campaign team, including campaign manager Heidy Kellison.”

She also was “thankful that the exit polls early on Tuesday evening show that Proposition 30 is achieving a majority.” Passage of Prop. 30 — which ultimately was approved by California voters — means that the Davis school district will not have to face an immediate $3.7 million midyear budget cut.

The election returns reflected a degree of neighborhood support for both victorious candidates. Lovenburg, who lives near Willett Elementary School in West Davis, finished first in several precincts in the western half of town. Peterson, who lives in the Montgomery Elementary attendance area, finished first in South Davis precincts.

Third-place finisher Fernandes, who lives in Wildhorse, won several precincts there and in Mace Ranch, but ran more than a thousand votes behind Peterson overall.

Lovenburg and Peterson will be formally sworn in at a school board meeting in December.

At campaign parties on Tuesday night, there was also some discussion of 2014, when current two-term school board incumbents Tim Taylor, Gina Daleiden and Sheila Allen each will have served a total of nine years on the Davis school board. While there is no formal term limit on school board trustees, it has been a long time since a school board trustee has sought a third consecutive term.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8055.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Frank, Peterman, Davis Bicycles! get us from here to there

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

    By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A3

     
    Family fiction in miniature showcased at bookstore event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Seniors can get tips for getting around town

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    School has garden plots for rent

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Rotarians, students, teachers, parents collaborate on planter boxes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Check out the night sky

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Garden doctor: Veggie gardening available year-round

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Animal expert explains dogs’ thinking

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8Comments are off for this post

    .

    Forum

    Still supporting this guy

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Urban forest under siege

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Drought care for our trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils open Boras Classic by splitting games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
     
    JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Giants beat L.A. in 12

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Sports briefs: Stanford sends Aggies home with a lacrosse loss

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

     
    .

    Arts

    Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    The California Honeydrops to bring danceable groove to The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Red Union Blue inks record deal

    By Landon Christensen | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6