By John Glidden
Richard Porter has made his official decision: He’s staying with his teaching job within the Vallejo City Unified School District.
Porter — who filed candidacy papers in August to seek election to the VCUSD Board of Education this November — suspended his campaign in early September so he could teach math and science at the Mare Island Health & Fitness Academy.
Despite halting his campaign, more than 7,000 Vallejo voters decided to elect him, placing him second out of three available seats. Porter recorded nearly 5,000 vote-by-mail votes and just over 2,000 votes at the polls, according to unofficial results posted to the county website.