[Updated 4:15 a.m.] In the closest Pasadena Unified School District Board race of election night, Patrice Marshall McKenzie got 53.45% of the vote to beat Xilian Stammer in District 5.
McKenzie received 2,263 votes to Stammer’s 1,971.
The PUSD races are being run under a plurality system and there will not be a runoff. The candidate with the most votes outright.
The seat is currently held by Elizabeth Pomeroy. Pomeroy did not seek reelection.
A product of the local school district, McKenzie attended Burbank and Allendale elementary schools, before going on to Eliot Middle School and graduating from John Muir High School.
In 2020, she co-chaired the successful ‘Yes on Measure O’ school bond campaign which brought $516.3 million to Pasadena schools to increase facility, technology, water and energy conservation infrastructure, and spaces that support visual/performing arts and STEAM curriculum advancements.