By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Anthony Carnevale, Jolyana Jirjees and Jo Medina-Alegria will serve in CVUSD areas 1, 2 and 3.
November 11, 2022 (El Cajon) – In a surprising upset, Cajon Valley Union School District’s board chair Tamara Otero is losing her reelection bid to challenger Anthony Carnevale, a businessman. Carnevale has 61.37% of the votes, while Otero has 33.63%, according to the San Diego Registrar of Voters.
Otero and Carnevale, both conservatives, ran in trustee area 1.
In area 2, an open seat due to Trustee Jill Barto not seeking reelection, Jolyana Jirjees was the only candidate running and has been appointed by the board to fill the vacancy.
Trustee Jo Medina-Alegria ran unopposed for her reelection in area 3.