Gianni scores South Whidbey school board vote

Rocco Gianni has captured enough votes that he will spend the next four years as a South Whidbey School District Director.

As of the final count on Nov. 7, Gianni received 3,491 votes or 55.62 percent. His contender, Betty Bond, received 2,785 votes or 44.38 percent. A total of 6,276 votes were cast for the position.

Gianni said he was honored and humbled by the voters’ generosity and kind words throughout the process.

“I think I won because people know I have the kids in my heart,” Gianni said. “I want what’s best for them; people know and trust me for that.”

He said he felt good running a positive campaign and getting his message across.

Gianni is looking forward to working with the board and contributing to the school system for all of the students, he said. He is also excited to work with the community and tap its resources, he said.

“Rocco has my heartfelt congratulations,” Bond said. “I think we both ran a good campaign and the voters of South Whidbey determined the results.”

Bond said she was grateful for the team and people that supported her through her campaign, which began in May.

“This is truly an amazing community that I am happy to call home,” she said.

She said her team did a great job conveying her broad experience and is overwhelmed by the support she received.

“I am looking forward to the many ways I can coordinate or continue to support our local youth and teachers,” she said.

Bond said she will continue to volunteer her skills with the district and attend as many school board meetings as she can.


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