West Coachella Valley residents decided between candidates for Palm Springs Unified School District in Areas No. 1 and No. 2.
The PSUSD Board of Education currently consists of:
– John Gerardi, Board President, Trustee Area 5
– Karen Cornett, Board Clerk, Trustee Area 3
– Richard Clapp, Board Member, Trustee Area 2
– Madonna Gerrell, Board Member, Trustee Area 1
– Timothy S. Wood, Board Member, Trustee Area 4
Of the five-member board, there are 2 running for re-election on November 3rd.
In Area number one, incumbent Modonna M. Gerrell is vying against college professor Laura Ahmed. Gerrell has been on the board since November 2016.
Area 1 covers Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, parts of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage.
Here are the result for the Area 1 race as of Thursday 11/12/20 10:30am:
*These are projected winners, votes are still being counted
– Madonna Gerrell — 5,216
– Laura Ahmed — 3,605
In Area number two, incumbent Richard Clapp is facing Sergio Espericueta. Clapp was allowed to keep the position after running unopposed in 2016.
Sergio Espericueta is described as a parent and automotive technician.
Area 2 covers parts of Cathedral City, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
Here are the result for Area 2 as of Thursday 11/12/20 10:30am:
– Richard Clapp — 2,465
– Sergio Espericueta — 3,523