Foster Sworn Onto Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Ed

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Foster With Family At Board Of Education Induction Ceremony

Malibu’s Craig Foster and other winning candidates from the November city elections were sworn into office at Santa Monica City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  

Foster took his oath to office to represent Malibu on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, after winning 16.5 percent of the votes for one of the four available seats on the Board. Foster’s win brought an end to a six-year void of Malibu representation on the Board.

Other candidates inducted on to the board included incumbent Laurie Lieberman with 20.75 percent of the vote, Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein with 16.71 percent, and incumbent Oscar de la Torre with 16.32 percent of the vote.

Santa Monica City Clerk Sarah Gorman presided over the event and administered candidate duties to the newly elected members of the Santa Monica City Council, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, and Santa Monica Rent Control Board.

Following the ceremony, the newly elected candidates took their seats for the first time at the City’s annual reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, where Lieberman was elected to serve as Board president and Jose Escarce elected Board vice president.