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White, Elliott, Sheppard win Rochester School Board Democratic Primary

Sep 13, 2017

Van White, Cynthia Elliott, Natalie Sheppard

The two incumbents on the Rochester City School Board won their Democratic primary, and they’ll be joined on the Democratic lines in November’s general election by a newcomer.

School Board President Van White and Vice President Cynthia Elliott each took over 20 percent of the vote, while Natalie Sheppard took 15 percent of the vote to take the third spot that was up for grabs. The three outpaced the other candidates, Sabrina Lamar, Beatriz LeBron, and Cecilia Golden.

White, Elliott and Sheppard will now move on to the general election, and so will LeBron with her endorsements from the Working Families and Independence parties. The four will run for three available seats.

The third incumbent on the school board, Malik Evans, chose to run in the city council Democratic primary, and won one of the five Democratic seats in that election.