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Sean Regan Wins NLMUSD School Board Seat; Rios, Adams, Valencia also Returned by Voters

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School Board Member-Elect Sean Regan.

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School Board Member-Elect Sean Regan.




By Brian Hews

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has a new school board member in educator Sean Regan.

Regan, who teaches Government at Cal High School in Whittier was elected in Tuesday’s election that also saw the reelection of incumbents Margarita Rios, Daryl Adams, and Ana Valencia.

Longtime incumbent Ed Hengler lost his bid for another term and will be replaced by the upstart Regan.

“We need Board members with experience in public schools,” Regan told voters throughout the campaign.

“Whittier’s district does a great job of getting results from teachers, while honoring our service and dedication to the students in every classroom and on every campus.  NLMUSD teachers have also increased test scores lately, but this district must work harder to improve staff morale, which directly impacts the quality of the learning environment in every classroom,” Regan told voters in campaign materials over the past several weeks.

Here is a breakdown of the voting results: Margarita L. Rios, 2,128 votes for 18.77%, Darryl R. Adams 1,965 votes for 17.34%, Sean M. Regan 1,758 votes for 15.51 % and Ana Valencia held on the fourth and final seat up for reelection with 1,637 votes of 14.44%

Challenger Salvador Limon, in his first attempt at public officer trailed in fifth place with 1,460 votes for a total of 12.88%.

Hengler, who is the current President of the Board of Education finished behind Limon with 1,428 votes for a total of 12.6%.  Challenger Mark Owen White had 959 votes for 8.46 %.

Adams told his supports via his Facebook page that, “I would like to thank the communities of Norwalk and La Mirada (and our unincorporated area of Whittier) for re-electing me.”

“Let’s hope over the next four years all our students and employees are winners as well,” Adams remarked.