Nike executive and longtime schools advocate Julia Brim-Edwards won reelection in Zone 6, which covers Southeast Portland. It will be Brim-Edwards’ third term on the school board; she served four years from 2001 to 2005.
In her statement after winning reelection, Brim-Edwards thanked Portland voters for electing all three of the winning candidates, and said she will bring her leadership as the “most senior Board member” to guide both equity work and pandemic recovery in the district.
“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.
“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.”
Greene, Hollands and Brim-Edwards won by large margins in contested elections.
The rest of the school board seats will be up for election in 2023.