Santa Ana code enforcement officer Sergio Verino has dropped out of the race for the SAUSD School Board. Remaining candidates include the two incumbents, Jose A. Hernandez and Rob Richardson, and challengers Valerie Amezcua, Cecilia Iglesias and new candidate Myriam Tinajero (sister of Council Member Sal Tinajero).
None of these candidates are teachers. Amezcua works in probation and Tinajero is a social workers. I am told that their campaigns will be run by SAUSD Trustee John Palacio. He supported Trustee Audrey Noji two years ago and was allied with recalled SAUSD Trustee Nativo Lopez.
The deadline to file has been extended to Monday as one incumbent, Roman Reyna, is not running.
I am going to celebrate my 45th birthday this weekend and will make my decision to run on Monday. If I do run I expect to be the only teacher on the ballot. I already have a website up and a campaign Facebook page.