Organizers have informed me that eight of the nine candidates seeking the two Tucson Unified School District governing board seats will be present at this forum. Only candidate Francis Saitta declined, as he has done the others.
Incumbents for these seats are President Adelita Grijalva (3 terms) and Michael Hicks (1 term), who are both seeking re-election this year. The other 3 board members up for re-election in 2016 are Mark Stegeman, Kristel Foster, and Cam Juarez.
Read my previous post about the 9 candidates running in 2014: http://blogforarizona.net/whos-running-for-tusd-governing-bd-in-2014/ (with campaign websites).
And if you want photos/more info of the 9 candidates, check out political newcomer candidate Rene Bernal’s website: http://www.tusdsbernal.com/other-candidates.html
Tucson Education Association (TEA) has endorsed only incumbent Adelita Grijalva.
Early voting for the General Election starts on October 9, 2014. Vote wisely on or before November 4, 2014.