Incumbent Randolph wins in CCSF board race

Voters appear to have elected incumbent Alex Randolph to the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees.

The race’s sole incumbent — who was appointed to the board by Mayor Ed Lee in April to fill the seat of 18-year trustee Natalie Berg — beat out his three challengers who had pushed for a fresh face on the recently reinstated Board of Trustees.

Randolph garnered 47.5 percent of the vote, holding off challengers Tom Temprano, Wendy Aragon and Jason
Zeng.

Aragon, Temprano and Randolph all shared a community college background and believed tackling the school’s accreditation crisis remains at the forefront of the board’s challenges, as well as boosting enrollment.

Zeng, a data analyst, said he wanted to focus on increasing technology in the classrooms.

Randolph, who most recently worked for the U.S. General Services Administration, said his priority on top of accreditation and enrollment is to balance the school’s budget.

“In the next six years we could be looking at another $60 million of [the] budget that is going to disappear,” Randolph said.

The board regained its power from a special trustee this year, and this election marked the first time following CCSF’s near loss of its accreditation in 2013 that candidates vied for a spot on a board not side-lined by a special trustee.

Laura Dudnick
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