Hayden, Peiffer and Westervelt lead early Woodside Elementary School District race results | New

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Woodside Elementary School District. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Early results from election night show incumbent Jenny Hayden, along with newcomers Amanda Peiffer and Brett Westervelt, leading for all three seats on the Woodside Elementary School District board.

Jenny Hayden, incumbent candidate for the Woodside Elementary School District council. Courtesy of Jenny Hayden.

Hayden held 26.8% of the vote (473 votes), Peiffer was second with 24.5% (432 votes) and Westervelt was third with 19.6% (346 votes) as of 11 p.m. on November 8.

“I’m optimistic,” Hayden said of the results so far. “Amanda has a huge lead and Brett has a lead as well, so hopefully the distribution of votes remaining to be counted will be in the same distribution.”

The three current leaders have been running together in hopes of achieving goals such as implementing the district’s recently adopted strategic plan, clearing a large backlog of deferred maintenance, and bringing some normalcy back to their small close-knit school community after the pandemic.

“We think the school is already great,” Hayden said. “There are certainly always improvements to be made and we don’t want to drastically change the school. In all the places where we can do things better, I think we will seek to do so.

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