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At least one new trustee for Manteca
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The Manteca Unified School District will welcome at least one new board member.

The election results Tuesday were slow to come in due to the crashing of the state’s website.

Incumbent Evelyn Moore (6,222 votes) was the Trustee Area 5 leader with 60 of the 88 precincts reporting, according to numbers posted by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters as of 1:15 a.m. today.

Her colleagues, Manuel Medeiros and Nancy Teicheira, also appeared close to securing successful re-election bids.

Undecided was the other Area 5 seat made available when incumbent Vern Gebhardt opted against a second term.

Don Scholl (4,932) and Chuck Carpenter (5,086) were running neck-to-neck and separated by a few votes.

 “I’m wishing everyone good luck,” said Scholl, who planned to call it an early night.

 He’s the Superintendent of the Parks, Landscapes and Sports Fields Division in the Public Works Department for the City of Tracy.
Carpenter is a long-time cattle buyer and resident of the Shasta Park area.

As for Moore, she’s held the post since 1994, and all but secured another four-year term.

A retired school teacher, Moore is involved in numerous non-profit organizations, including Give Every Child A Chance.

Trustee Area 2 had Manuel Medeiros (6,951) building a lead over Joey Ermitanio (5,806).

The latter has over 10 years of service as treasurer for the Oakland Unified School District. In 2008, Ermitanio campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat on the Lathrop City Council.

Medeiros has a collective 12 years of service on MUSD board. He was first elected in 1996, returning in 2002 after a few years out of office.

Medeiros has a dairy business and is also an almond grower.

Nancy Teicheira (7,100), another incumbent, was ahead of challenger Bill Van Ryn (5,960) in Area 3.

She was first elected to the school board in 1998, and is partners with her husband, Frank, in the dairy business – Frank Teicheira and Sons.

An agriculture businessman, Van Ryn ran four years ago for the school board.

He’s seeking the post as an outgrowth of his involvement in the educational process for the past two decades and as a debt of gratitude to his parents, who emigrated from Holland in 1952.