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Meza, Taylor, Dean Win School Seats
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Stanislaus County’s Consolidated District Election was on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and the unofficial results are in for the Riverbank Unified School District Board of Trustees race.

There were three open seats on the School Board and incumbent Elizabeth Meza, Susan Taylor, and Suzanne Dean have been elected to fill the posts.

There were five candidates on the ballot running for the three open seats. Incumbent Elizabeth Meza won re-election with approximately 21 percent of the vote, with Susan Taylor polling the most votes, with an estimated 29 percent cast for her. Suzanne Dean received just over 22 percent of the votes tabulated, according to the results released by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office. Taylor had 774 votes, with Dean receiving 578 and Meza 546.

Challenger Charles E. Neal came in with approximately 15 percent and Patrick Hagan had slightly over 11 percent of the vote. For Neal, the percentage translated into 393 votes and for Hagan, 297.

The numbers could change slightly with provisional ballots and miscellaneous ballots still to be reviewed and processed before they are ultimately counted. The remainder of the canvass will continue until complete. California law requires certification of this election to be on or before Nov. 25, 2013.

No changes are anticipated in the outcome, however, with the three women ready to take their seats on the school board.