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A tight race between two Los Angeles school board candidates with big-money supporters got tighter with the release of the latest vote tally Thursday.
Since the end of the first count early Wednesday morning, the gap between Maria Brenes and Rocio Rivas has shrunk from 852 votes to 203 votes. Brenes leads with 50.17% of the votes to Rivas’ 49.83% in their bids to represent District 2, which includes downtown, adjacent neighborhoods and much of the Eastside.
In District 6, in the east San Fernando Valley, school board President Kelly Gonez saw her lead grow over challenger Marvin Rodriguez, from 298 to 1,115 votes. Gonez has 50.94% to 49.06% for Rodriguez, a high school Spanish teacher with virtually no campaign money and no major endorsements.
Many votes remain to be counted, and it’s difficult to predict trends in the remaining votes because ballots could be cast by mail, in person at many locations across L.A. County and over an extended period of time.
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