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Two AISD races go to runoff
Thursday, November 5, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Near the end of Tuesday’s ballot, voters who live within Austin Independent School District got a chance to vote on school board candidates. Two of those races resulted in runoffs, allowing voters to return to the polls on Dec. 15. In District 5, the candidates were Piper Stege Nelson, Lynn Boswell and Jennifer Littlefield. Nelson came in third behind Boswell with more than 38 percent of the vote, and Littlefield with more than 36 percent. The other AISD runoff is in the at-large position 8, where Leticia Moreno Caballero got about 46 percent of the vote and Noelita Lugo won 30 percent. The other candidates, Mike Herschenfeld and Jared Breckenridge, won about 12 percent each. Ofelia Maldonado Zapata won the District 2 contest with more than 60 percent of the vote, besting John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, who got 28 percent of the vote, and Adolphus “Andy” Anderson, who won just 11 percent. Kevin Foster ran unopposed for the AISD District 3 seat. In Del Valle, Damian Pantoja got nearly 65 percent of the vote to win the District 2 seat on the Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees. His only opponent was David J. Albert.