Though he’s two months shy of the legal drinking age, Princeton University junior Andrew Blumenfeld has been elected to the second and final open seat on the La Cañada Unified school board.
Los Angeles County election officials posted updated election results from the Nov. 8 race Friday afternoon, with Blumenfeld gathering 1,835 votes to incumbent Jeanne Broberg's 1,825.
There are no more ballots to be counted, making the most recent count decisive, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder spokeswoman Marcia Ventura said.
“I am a cautiously thrilled, and I am excited to get started,” Blumenfeld said. “I wish we could have known more definitively on Nov. 8. We could have already gotten 10 days of work done.”
Broberg held the second-place position by a dozen votes as the unofficial tally closed election night, but that lead melted away as provisional, mail-in and write-in ballots were added to the candidates’ totals. The updated counts did not change the outcome for the top vote-getter, Ellen Multari, or Ernest Koeppen, who trailed the field in fourth. Multari and Koeppen received 2,109 and 984 votes, respectively.