John Evans, a Democratic school board member in Republican-leaning District A (Mira Mesa, Clairemont), has signed a new campaign report showing $0 raised, and $0 spent, from January 1 to December 31, 2011. Your correspondent can’t recall another major local incumbent raising nothing as their re-election year began. That’s not a misprint: -ZERO-. So now who in Clairemont, Mira Mesa, University City or Bay Park wants to compete with Mr. Evans and become a School Trustee?
….. THREE INCUMBENTS IN 8 YEARS
District A has had three different incumbents the past eight years, so New Blood has a real chance at success here. Those District A natives are always restless. Candidate filing for the five-member SD Unified School Board opens Feb. 13 and closes March 9. A $200 filing fee, and 200 valid nominating signatures, puts you on the ballot. For roughly another $1,200 a “Statement of Qualifications” and photo will appear in the Sample Ballot booklet.
Impress your Friends. Amaze your Neighbors. Irritate the In-Laws.
Got a few changes you want made? Tired of the same old pat answers? Neighbors forming a committee? Then come on down! Good seats are still available.
DISCLOSURE: Jim Sills has no existing professional campaign connection to candidates mentioned in this article.