Clean sweep for pro-transgender District 211 Candidates

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Three Palatine Illinois School District 211 anti-transgender school board candidates fielded by “Parents For Privacy” lost in elections to pro-equality candidates Tuesday.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the anti-transgender candidates failed even though they drew financial support from a donor who has given millions to conservative causes. The group organized parents and outside protesters who spoke against granting basic human rights to a transgender high school student.

Though a high school cafeteria full of people angered by Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s transgender access practices called for change on the school board in December 2015 , a wider community expressed its preference for transgender equalityTuesday.

The Daily Herald reports that 146 of 147 precincts have been counted in unofficial totals, incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert Lefevre Jr. along with former board member Edward Yung won re-election to the board.

Klimkowicz has 9,823 votes, LeFevre 8,603 and Yung 8,044. The challenger slate saw Katherine Jee Young David with 7,841 votes, Ralph Bonatz with 7,260 and Jean Forrest with 7,150.

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