Greene, Hollands, Brim-Edwards, Bussell win board seats

Herman Greene, Julia Brim-Edwards and Gary Hollands won with landslide leads for the Portland Public Schools Board of Education.

In Zone 4, Greene led with 73%. Hollands had 84% in Zone 5 and Brim-Edwards pulled in 81% by the time votes were tallied Wednesday morning.

Greene and Hollands will be newcomers to the PPS board. Brim-Edwards is the only incumbent who ran for re-election to her seat.

“I want to thank Portland voters and the community for their vote of confidence in returning me to the School Board, and for also electing Gary Hollands and Herman Greene, two leaders who will bring needed perspective, experience and deep community relationships to our work,” Brim-Edwards said in a statement released by a campaign representative. “We have huge challenges ahead, including safely re-opening schools this fall and continuing our relentless pursuit of more equitable outcomes for all our students. I am excited for the chance to collaborate on this important work with Herman and Gary, my current Board colleagues, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero, and the broader school community.”

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