The superintendent of public instruction is also an ex officio
Regent. It appears that the new superintendent will be Marshall Tuck, primarily noted for his support of charter schools. (He appears to have won narrowly over Tony Thurmond; as of this morning, the results were reported as 50.6% to 49.4%.) Tuck will replace termed-out Tom Torlakson. (Both Tuck and Thurmond are Democrats although the office is officially non-partisan. If the final result changes and Tuck is not the winner, we will so note in a later posting.)
Note: Election results are at https://vote.sos.ca.gov/.