Alvord had two and Riverside Unified had three board positions in this election

Published: 08 November 2011 06:06 PM

Voters in the Riverside Unified School District chose three people for board seats, while voters in the Alvord school district picked two for the board.

Tom Hunt, Patricia Lock Dawson and Gayle Cloud won the Riverside race.

Hunt said voters in the district are talking about increasing graduation requirements. “We can’t afford to be complacent anymore.”

Lock Dawson said the new board has a very challenging year ahead with more state budget cuts anticipated.

“The board will have to work as a team,” she said. “I think the mix of personalities will be key to coming up with solutions.”

Lock Dawson praised the pool of candidates.

“I don’t think the voters could have gone wrong with any of them,” she said.

Cloud was happy too.

“I am excited to continue on the good things we started,” she said, listing magnet schools, giving parents choices and maintaining fiscal solvency.

Nine candidates vied for three Riverside Unified seats: incumbents Hunt and Cloud, and challengers Allison Dale, Dil Ahmad, Lock Dawson, Toni Sandell, Stephanie Dingman, Arthur Murray and Gladys Walker.

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