While the results still are not final and certified until Dec 4, the current numbers show me getting 24,905 votes, which represents 33.24% of the vote. This is an amazing result, given all of the challenges I faced as a politcal newcomer without name recognition up against a cadre of charter proponents who did not want to see me win.
These numbers are hard evidence that there are a lot of people out there like me who are frustrated by the current direction of SCCOE. Although I did not win, I'm very proud of the outcome, especially the opportunity my campaign afforded me to raise awareness of the controversy surrounding charter school approval and oversight in Santa Clara County. Thanks again to all of my supporters. You made this happen.