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Bloomington voters re-elect 2 school board members, 1 newcomer

By ERICA RODRIGUEZ
Nov. 2, 2010 at 6:02 a.m.


Bloomington voters returned two incumbents and elected one new member to the school board Tuesday.

Incumbent Kim Reyes-McGill beat three opponents for the Place 3 seat on the Bloomington school board.

Reyes received 242 votes, or 32 percent, while Raymond Martinez received 215, Edward Garcia, 214, and Kerstin Jones, 80.

"I want to continue the success that our team has made and the progress that we've made for Bloomington ISD," Reyes-McGill said and thanked her supporters.

In the Place 1 race, incumbent John Ellsworth beat his opponent by 186 votes.

Ellsworth earned 428 votes, compared to J.W. Johnson's 242.

"I'm glad it went the way it did," he said. "I think people see all the positive things that have happened, and they see I'm a person of my true word."

Former Marine sergeant and Bloomington native John Mendez Jr. won the Place 2 seat by upsetting incumbent Eva Trevino by 385 votes.

Mendez received 529 and Trevino 144 votes.

"I'm glad I had the opportunity, and I'm ready to go to work for the students, teachers and parents in this town," Mendez said.

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