West Contra Costa Unified trustee map shuts out some, critics say

Local elections where candidates are elected by district in theory give more voice to minorities, but West Contra Costa Unified’s proposed boundaries give wealthier, white candidates an advantage, critics charge.

The new set of geographic boundaries will go into effect in the November 2020 election. They create five areas within the district spanning from Hercules to Richmond and El Cerrito. Voters in each area will choose a school board trustee to represent their part of the district.

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