Ballots are arriving now in the mail for this November’s General Election. Here in Santa Ana we are voting for three Trustees on the Santa Ana Unified School District’s Board of Education.
Incumbents Rob Richardson and Jose A. Hernandez are running for re-election – and SAUSD incumbents never lose. They have both been endorsed by the Santa Ana Educators Association. There is one open SAUSD seat as Trustee Roman Reyna is leaving the School Board after only one term, to run for the Santa Ana City Council, in Ward 5.
There are several challengers running for the Reyna seat on the SAUSD School Board. The top candidates include Myriam Tinajero, who is the sister of former SAUSD Trustee and current Santa Ana Council Member Sal Tinajero; Orange County Probation Officer Valerie Amezcua, who lost four years ago to Reyna; and former Congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias, who recently became a registered Republican and subsequently disavowed the Dream Act. Continue reading