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Scholl now leads Carpenter for 3rd Manteca Unified board position
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One seat on the Manteca Unified school board has yet to be determined in the aftermath of the Nov. 2 elections.

After sporting a slight early lead, Chuck Carpenter, a candidate for Trustee Area 5, now trails Don Scholl, according to the latest update provided by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office in Stockton.

Scholl, who is the Superintendent of the Parks, Landscapes and Sports Fields Division in Public Works Department for the City of Tracy, has a 116-vote edge, flip-flopping positions with Carpenter.

The latest tally has Scholl leading Carpenter 8,386 to 8,270. An update is expected at noon today on all races as more absentee ballots will have been counted.

Carpenter is a resident of the Shasta Park area and a long-time cattle buyer. Both are vying for the spot occupied by retired educator, coach and administrator Vern Gebhardt, who chose not to seek a second term.

Incumbent Evelyn Moore, who has served on the board since 1994, is close to securing another successful re-election campaign. At 37 percent, she’s the frontrunner in Area 5, collecting 10,174 votes.

The news also appears to strongly favor Manuel Medeiros and Nancy Teicheira. Both incumbents are maintaining comfortable margins over their respective challengers.

Medeiros has 54.3 percent of the votes in Area 2, collecting 11,628 votes while fending off Lathrop resident Joey Ermitanio, who is the treasurer for the Oakland Unified School District.

He’s worked there for nearly 11 years. At last count, Ermitanio had 9,668 votes in his bid for a board post.

Medeiros has a total of 12 years of experience on the MUSD board. He was first elected in 1996, missed a few years, but returned in 2002.
Teicheira continues to be the top-voter in the local school board election, with her Area 3 tally at 11,984. Her challenger, William Van Ryn, who is an agricultural businessman, accounted for 44.8 percent of the votes or 9,823.

Teicheira is in the family-owned dairy business with her husband, Frank – namely, Frank Teicheira and Sons – and has served on the MUSD board since 1998.