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School district trustee Nakamura loses seat

San Diego Unified trustee Katherine Nakamura has officially lost her seat to two challengers who will face-off against one another in November.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters this week released final counts from last month’s primary election, including absentee and provisional ballots.

Nakamura, who has served two terms on the school board, received 30.24 percent of the votes to front-runner Kevin Beiser’s 38.8 percent and Steve Rosen’s 30.96 percent, according to the Registrar’s Web site. In raw numbers, Nakamura and Rosen were separated by 269 votes.

Beiser, a former area “Math Teacher of the Year,” and Rosen, a television studio builder, both focused on budgetary issues in their campaigns.

Nakamura and her colleague John De Beck often make up the minority of 3-2 votes as the school board has wrangled over how to make budget cuts.

De Beck garnered 43.24 percent of the vote in his district and is headed for a November run-off against challenger Scott Barnett, a taxpayers advocate.