Sitting school board member Katherine Nakamura is out of the San Diego Unified school board race, after she placed behind both her challengers in the primary.

Only two candidates advance from the June primary to the November election. Middle school math teacher Kevin Beiser is clearly in first place, but Nakamura was battling it out with business owner Stephen Rosen for second as the remaining votes were tallied.

But now it looks like it’s done: When the county registrar released its updated results today, Nakamura was 270 votes behind Rosen with only 50 ballots left to count, making a comeback impossible.

This is an unusual position for an incumbent school board member to be in: School board races usually favor the incumbent, especially during the primary. Why? Read our earlier article for more analysis.


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