CCSF board race outcome still too close to call

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAn estimated 74

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAn estimated 74

With thousands of ballots yet to be counted, City College of San Francisco’s board of trustees race remains in limbo.

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The seven-member board had four seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election, with 10 candidates running. As of Thursday, a few hundred votes separated fourth and fifth place.

Incumbent Steve Ngo is leading the pack with 81,386 votes, according to the Department of Elections. Rafael Mandelman jumped into second place with 77,206 votes. That left incumbent Natalie Berg in third with 76,723 votes.

Chris Jackson, also an incumbent, currently has the fourth-highest vote total with 73,008, but a mere 549 votes behind him is Amy Bacharach.

An estimated 74,000 ballots still need to be counted, which could tip the race one way or another. An additional 24,000 provisional ballots won’t be looked at until Tuesday.

Once the results are final, the board will have several challenges to deal with. CCSF is facing a financial and accreditation crisis. Two separate reports blasted the way the college operates, along with the way it manages finances. Steps have already been taken to correct some issues.

During Tuesday’s election, CCSF did get a boost from the community in the form of a parcel tax that is expected to pump $16 million annually into college coffers.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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