Wilson, Corbett cruising in state education races

Annie Yvette Wilson, homeless liaison for the Metropolitan Police Department, and Steven Corbett, director of the nonprofit group Luz Community Development Coalition, won their Nevada Board of Education races Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

With all votes counted, Wilson easily beat Jose Solorio, taking 62 percent of the vote in District 2. In District 5, Corbett out-polled John Tippins, with 65 percent of the vote.

Wilson, 51, and Solorio, a 51-year-old business consultant, were vying for the seat that represents parts of Summerlin and the west valley.

Corbett, 36, and Tippins, a 32-year-old manager of condominiums and commercial property, were competing for the seat that represents the east valley on the 10-member board that sets policies governing public schools and makes budget recommendations to the Legislature.

Corbett has taught in charter schools and for the GEAR UP program for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which helps students prepare for college.

Wilson, a former substitute teacher, said she was grateful for the win.

“I’ve worked really hard,” she said. “I want to do the best for our students, our state.”

Jackie, a voter who declined to give her last name, said Tuesday she chose Wilson after studying the Review-Journal’s election guide.

“I spent half a day on Sunday studying all the options,” said Jackie, who cast her ballot at Gray Elementary School near Torrey Pines Drive and Edna Avenue. “I voted for Annie Yvette Wilson. I compared her comments online with the other candidate.”

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