Blood hit the water.
Seems San Diego Unified School District board member Shelia Jackson will not seek re-election. So far, a handful of candidates popped up on the radar screen as potential candidates for her seat.
According to Voice of San Diego’s Emily Alpert, as many as four candidates could be in the race though I’m sure the picture will look different in the months to come.
Three of the four candidates listed themselves as Democrats or “voting” Democratic with the forth yet to go on the record. No word yet as to whether board members Richard Barrera or John Lee Evans will face opponents.
No doubt budgetary dysfunction will be a focal point of the election giving candidates a built in platform. But just how candidates propose to solve the fiscal crisis will be their individual challenges.
Running for school board ain’t easy. Takes brave souls with thick skins and GPS coordinates to deep pockets.
Best of luck to them!
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