School board member Katherine Nakamura may have lost this election before it begins: Some last ballots still need to be counted, but right now Katherine Nakamura is trailing both her two challengers in the June primary, which would bump her out of even competing in the November election.

If that happens, it would be a stunning reversal of fortune in a race that is usually handily won by incumbents. And it would set up a fascinating competition between two challengers.

With provisional and absentee ballots still being tallied up, middle school math teacher Kevin Beiser had 38.5 percent of the vote and a hefty margin of nearly 8 percent over businessman Steve Rosen, who was leading Nakamura by just 59 votes. I’ll keep my eye on the numbers as they evolve.


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