The fallout from the Tulare Local Healthcare District Board recall continues, as a lawsuit over the decisions they made now has a trial date. The recall has also been viewed as a trial run for a 2016 social media campaign that may have presaged other electoral influence campaigns of that year.
In the recall, Board Director Dr. Parmod Kumar was removed 707-168, and he is being replaced by Senovia Gutierrez, who won the replacement vote over Jesse Salcido 569-173. Almost all the votes were mail-in (703 mail-in ballots, 176 votes showed up on Tuesday).
The recall was over a $85 million in bonds for a new building and a vote to divest the powers of the board to Health Care Conglomerate Associates.