UPDATE: Cecilia Aguinaga will not be running for the SAUSD School Board after all this year. She was considering it but family committments are taking precedence this time around and she is concerned that too many candidates are running. I ran into her tonight at the fundraiser for Santa Ana City Council candidate Eric Alderete. Aguinaga received a nice ovation when Council Member Sal Tinajero introduced her to the audience. If she runs in 2014 she will surely be a top candidate for the SAUSD School Board.
My two favorite Cecilias have pulled papers to run for the SAUSD School Board. Cecilia Aguinaga and Cecilia Iglesias are both political veterans and more importantly they are moms – and our School Board definitely needs more moms!
Aguinaga almost won back in 2006, losing to Audrey Noji by less than a thousand votes according to Smart Voter. She ran again in 2008 and was just barely edged by Valerie Amezcua, by 2.5% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. This time I think she can pull it off. Continue reading