Alongside David Nemer and incumbent Steven Llanusa, Pomona College Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Treser-Osgood PO ’86 was elected to the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) Board of
Education Nov. 5.
Treser-Osgood received 29 percent of the vote, leading all candidates with 2,737 votes, according to the Claremont Courier. Nemer followed with 2,018
votes, and Llansa with 1,904 votes.
Treser-Osgood, who has held her position at Pomona since 1997, said in an interview with TSL before the election that she would like to increase collaboration between the Claremont Colleges and CUSD schools. She mentioned encouraging 5C students to volunteer as tutors, and inviting Claremont students to visit campus to use resources such as the Native American art collection in Bridges Auditorium.
Treser-Osgood, as well as Nemer and Joe Salas, another candidate, received endorsements from the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges.
“School board elections are nonpartisan in Claremont, but our
constitution only allows us to endorse Democrats,” Democrats of the Claremont Colleges president Caitlin Highland CM ’14 wrote in an e-mail to TSL. “After some research, we
discovered that these three candidates were Democrats (and received support
from Claremont Democrats).”
She wrote that Salas spoke at one of the club’s meetings, and the club evaluated the other candidates based on their campaign websites and other published information.
“I cannot speak to why other members voted to endorse each candidate, as I am constantly amazed by the wide variety of viewpoints our club has when it comes to education policy,” she wrote. “However, I do congratulate Osgood, Nemer, and Steven Llanusa, the winning candidates.”
The Claremont College Republicans did not endorse any candidates in the school board election, according to John Marshall CM ’16, the club’s vice president.