Three out of five lesbians and gays won the seats they sought: two in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. Four New York City school boards are controlled by liberals; religious right-backed conservatives now control three boards. There are 32 boards in New Yor k City.
The Christian Coalition of New York made headlines when they formed an alliance with the Archdiocese of New York. With the help of the Catholic Church, the Coalition distributed about 500,000 voter guides through almost 1,800 churches.
Throughout New York's five boroughs, about 425,000 voters turned out for the election, about 12.5 percent of those eligible. In recent years, only about 7 percent of eligible voters have participated in New York City school board races.