Medhekar, Thomasson win in Board of Education race

Ruchi Medhekar and Lindsay Thomasson

Updated at on Friday, Nov. 11 with latest tally from Alameda County:

First-time candidates Ruchi Medhekar and Lindsay Thomasson will be joining the PUSD Board of Education after winning their races for two open seats on the school board.

Results reported into the early hours of Wednesday morning showed Medhekar and Thomasson with comfortable leads. After the County’s latest update on Thursday afternoon, Medhekar led with 1,920 votes. Thomasson followed closely with 1,812 votes. Shirley Hooi remained a distant third with 861 votes. (You can view all Alameda County election results HERE.)

Polls closed for the 2022 General Municipal Election at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. The Registrar of Voters  and Secretary of State will periodically update results on election night and in the days and weeks following the election. Results are not considered final until certified by the Registrar of Voters office, which has 30 days to do so.

The City of Piedmont’s 2022 General Election results page is updated HERE.

9 thoughts on “Medhekar, Thomasson win in Board of Education race

  1. Lindsay and Ruchi rock!!! Thrilled for you. You’re both inspiring leaders – Intelligence and dignity personified. Congratulations!!!

  2. Congrats Ruchi & Lindsay. Well deserved! Thanks for your humility grace and sincerity. You’re both amazing leaders and absolutely the best fit for our town. Shade and tension does not belong on our school board.

    • Civility of discourse among neighbors is such a great feature of Piedmont. I hope we can continue this standard. It takes a village….

  3. Thanks for running Shirley! All of the candidates deserve our thanks for being willing to donate time and effort to making Piedmont the best it can be. I for one am thankful to all three.

  4. Congratulations to Ruchi Medhekar and Lindsay Thomasson! Thank you both for your honesty, integrity, compassion and acceptance of responsibility for the welfare of our school community and beyond

  5. Lindsay and Ruchi were far and away the most qualified, the most informed, and the most engaged candidates running for School Board this year. I’m thrilled that they won, and I look forward to seeing PUSD move forward under their leadership after an especially rough couple of years.

    • Could not agree more!! Absolutely the best candidates. Respectful, intelligent and thoughtful, Lindsay and Ruchi will serve our school board with dignity.

      • Congrats to Ruchi and Lindsay – both competent and prepared! Thanks for keeping your campaigns honest and real. Inhibiting the truth, hypocrisy, engaging in impression management and monitoring voters’ reactions to outlandish statements has no place in Piedmont.

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