If you haven’t voted your early ballot or are waiting to vote at the polls on November 4, 2014, you still have time to attend an upcoming TUSD Governing Board candidates forum on Oct. 20, at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave. All 9 candidates running for 2 seats on the board were invited, but Francis Saitta has declined and incumbent Michael Hicks has a conflict with a class he’s teaching at PCC. Of the other 7 candidates, all have confirmed attendance to date: Rene Bernal, Debe Campos-Fleenor, Don Cotton, Miguel Cuveas, Jen Darland, incumbent Adelita Grijalva, & Betts Puthnam-Hidalgo.
More info on all the candidates running, see my earlier post, with campaign websites:
Two earlier forums were held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church and Palo Verde High School, along with events at Democrats for Greater Tucson and the Republican clubs in town.
2014 Candidates running for these 2 volunteer, nonpartisan school board positions:
Rene Bernal, political newcomer
Debe Campos-Fleenor, ran before in 2012, placed 5th of 12 candidates
Don Cotton, ran before in 2012, placed 8th of 12 candidates
Miguel Cuevas, former TUSD board member (1 term), defeated in 2012 as an incumbent (placed 4th of 12 candidates for 3 seats)
Jen Darland, political newcomer
Adelita Grijalva, current TUSD Board member, 3 terms
Michael Hicks, current TUSD Board member, 1 term
Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, ran before in 2012, placed 7th of 12 candidates
Francis Saitta, ran unsuccessfuly before in 2012 for PCC Governing Board, District 5, placed 3rd of 3 candidates for 1 seat
Darland and Putnam-Hidalgo were endorsed by the AZ Daily Star; only Darland by the Tucson Weekly. Tucson Education Assn. has endorsed only Grijalva.
Vote wisely on or before Nov. 4, 2014.