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Incumbents Slaughter, Padilla retain longtime seats

November 07, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

Longtime incumbents Mary B. Slaughter and Joe Padilla will again be serving four-year terms on the Brawley Elementary School District board as a result of the election Tuesday.

Padilla received the most votes at 1,221, about 40 percent of votes cast, while Slaughter received 1,002 votes, or 33 percent of votes cast.

Karen Howard, the only candidate to oppose Padilla and Slaughter, received 805 votes, or 26.5 percent of total votes.

Padilla and Slaughter both will be serving a fifth four-year term on the board.

"I'm happy because I wanted to serve four more years and continue to do the work I've been doing to the best of my ability," said Padilla.

He said he was nervous until he received final word of his victory.

"I hope in the next four years we can become better schools," he added.

Slaughter said, "I appreciate the opportunity to serve four more years and we are going to accomplish a lot."

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Padilla and Slaughter praised the people who voted for them.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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