Two of three incumbents on the Tucson Unified School District Board lost their seats in Tuesday's crowded election.
Incumbent Mark Stegeman was the only incumbent to keep his seat. Stegeman was the second biggest vote getter, with 12.7 percent of the vote in a 12-person race.
Kristel Ann Foster topped the candidates with 13.2 percent of the vote. In third and also likely to claim a seat on the board is Cam Juarez, with 10.2 percent.
Incumbent Miguel Cuevas, TUSD’s current board president, was running in fourth place, a percentage point behind Juarez. Incumbent Alexandre Sugiyama, who was seeking election to a full term after his appointment to a board vacancy in 2011, was far down in the results, 10th out of 12, with 6.5 percent.
Top issues in the campaign were the district's finances, including a looming $17 million budget deficit in the next school year, with a threat that schools could be closed as a result.
The board's controversial decision to shut down Mexican American Studies classes last January under threat of losing $15 million in state funding was the second key issue debated in the campaign.