Desert Sands Unified School District has three of five board member seats open for the November 2020 election.
These areas include Trustee Areas 1, 3, and 4 in the middle and eastern Coachella Valley.
In Trustee Area 1 the current seat holder is running unopposed and will remain in their seat.
The area encompassing Palm Desert is represented by the incumbent for Trustee Area 1, Wendy Jonathan.
Area 4 also has an uncontested race with Linda Porras, DSUSD Board President, as the incumbent who will be reappointed in December 2020.
Trustee Area 4 covers parts of Indio.
In Trustee Area 3, current seat holder, incumbent, Gary Tomak is not running for re-election and there are three candidates vying for the seat:
Here are the results of this race as of Thursday 11/12/20 10:30am:
*These are projected winners, votes are still being counted
– Celeste Fiehler — 2,059
– Douglas Hassett — 3,958
– Tricia Pearce — 7,557
DSUSD Trustee Area 2 includes parts of North La Quinta and is held by board vice president Donald Griffith whose seat will be up for election in 2022.
Trustee Area 5 which is held by Ana Conover covers North Indio and will also be up for grabs in 2022.