WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee Area 1 incumbent Kim De Serpa took an early–and significant–lead as early results poured in, showing a 66.1% lead over her opponent Natalain Schwartz.
In a small gathering at Cantine Winepub, De Serpa said she was looking forward to another term, if her lead holds.
“While campaigning is never easy, I appreciate the support of the community, and I will continue to help the students of the Pajaro Valley,” she said.
Trustee Area 5 incumbent Jennifer Schacher, meanwhile, is trailing opponent Olivia Flores by 83 votes, with Flores capturing nearly 54.2% of the vote so far.
Flores said she was hesitant to claim victory so early in the race.
“I want to respect the voters, and the votes that haven’t been counted yet,” she said.