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Majority of “parents rights” candidates lose in Capital Region school elections. 

Tuesday’s school board races, which featured many candidates pushing back against diversity and sexuality issues in education, caused a huge swell in turnout according to the Times-Union. In the end, only 6 out of 25 candidates backed by the movement were elected. Among them were Dean Kolligan in Saratoga Springs, an incumbent who was backed by the teachers’ union. However, the top two local vote-getters were John Brueggemann, an educator who had been incorrectly charged by the opposition with calling them “bastards” and Natalya Lakhtakia, also an educator, who was targeted with vicious racial and personal attacks.