Breaking — Mark Powell (R) files to oppose incumbent John Evans (D) for the District A seat on SD City school Board
Confirming recent rumbles heard by SD Rostra, Mark Powell of San Diego today took out preliminary papers to oppose incumbent John Evans for the District A seat on the SD Unified School District board. Mr. Evans lost the 2008 district A primary 60% to 40% to Mitz Lee (R), but then won a citywide runoff. SD Rostra readers will doubtless have more details to add, and we invite them to comment below. It is a good day for democracy when a previously unopposed incumbent draws a challenger. This is a good day.
….. REVIEWING THE DISTRICT A SITUATION BOARD
Incumbent John Evans (D) can be vulnerable to a 2012 election challenge in District A Just look at those fine neighborhoods … Mira Mesa, North Clairemont, Bay Park, University City, East Clairemont. That should be a Republican enclave. Candidates run within District A in the June primary. The top two finishers then progress to the citywide runoff in November.
….. WHAT HAPPENED IN 2008
The Union-Tribune of October 30, 2008 reported, “The San Diego Education Association — with help from the California Teachers Association — has invested more than $300,000 in a campaign that includes television commercials, radio spots, mailers and e-mail letters. The campaign attacks Mitz Lee for some budget cuts she voted for. It also blames Lee for personnel reductions over the past three years.”
Disclosure: Jim Sills has no existing professional campaign connection to candidates mentioned in this article.