Ira Glasky leads trio of candidates in special Board of Education election

With nearly all ballots tallied from Tuesday’s special election, attorney Ira Glasky has emerged as the top vote-getter in the race for an open seat on the IUSD Board of Education.

[Updated at 12:54 p.m. on June 10]

Ira GlaskyGlasky, formerly a member of the district’s Finance Committee, has received 7,529 votes, or 43.3 percent of the total, with all 88 precincts reporting. Carolyn Inmon, a retired teacher, is second with 6,247 votes, or 35.9 percent. Bob Vu, an educator, scientist and entrepreneur, has 3,627 votes, or 20.8 percent. (You can access official results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters here.)

After Dr. Gavin Huntley-Fenner announced his resignation in October, board members had to decide whether to hold a special election that would cost IUSD hundreds of thousands of dollars or make a provisional appointment for the one-year balance of the term. They chose the second option and selected Glasky to serve through November 2014. But petitioners later gathered enough signatures to invalidate the appointment process and force a special election.

Pending the tally of some additional absentee ballots and certification of the results, Glasky is poised to once again take over a seat set to expire in December, though he has indicated his intent to run for a full four-year term in the Nov. 4 election.

The Board of Education is the chief policy-making body for the Irvine Unified School District, comprising five members elected at large by Irvine voters.