7th District School Board rep Keith West was spurned in his bid last night to lead the Richmond School Board. Afterward the voting, West said that the board has lost the confidence of the city and that a whole new board should be elected. He further stated that he will not run for the position again and will instead work towards recruiting, training and financing new candidates. [via]
Members voted 6-2 for Braxton to remain chairman, with Joan Mimms not in attendance and Carol A.O. Wolf and West dissenting. Lisa Dawson remains the vice chairwoman by the same vote.