Update June 6, 2018 -- With 100% of precicnts counted and only late mail-in and provisionals remaining, Munoz is up with 56.73% over Lund with 43.07%.
By Miriam Raftery and Jonathan Goetz; photo by Jonathan Goetz
June 5, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Incumbent County Board of Education member Alicia Munoz has fended off a challenge by East County Chamber of Commerce president and community college instructor Eric Lund. Munoz, who had heavy backing from the American Federation of Teachers, has 57.46% of the vote over Lund's 42.34%, with 20% of precincts reported.
"It's been a good learning experience. This is my first time running and I'll be more prepared next time," Lund told East County Magazine.
The race was characterized by attack mailers on both sides. Mailers from the Munoz campaign assailed Lund for his backing from the California Charter Schools Association and claimed he was untrustworthy, among other allegations. Lund's mailers contended that Munoz was in the pocket of "union bosses." Although the race is officially nonpartisan, Munoz was endorsed by the Democratic Party and Lund by the Republican Party.