Dylan Thomas

Four advance in citywide School Board race


The Aug. 12 primary narrowed the field of citywide School Board candidates from seven to the four who now advance to the general election in November: Rebecca Gagnon, Don Samuels, Iris Altamirano and Ira Jourdain.

There were 38,418 votes cast in the race for two open citywide seats and Gagnon, the incumbent, was the top vote-getter with 11,888 (30.94 percent). Former City Council Member Don Samuels finished second with 10,562 votes (27.49 percent).


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