Who is running for the SAUSD Board of Education?

Rob Richardson

I have had more than one request for a list of the current candidates for the Santa Ana Unified School District’s Board of Education. Here is a list of the candidates I am aware of at the moment:

  • Rob Richardson, the SAUSD School Board Vice President. Under Rob’s “leadership” the SAUSD has sunk like the Titanic.
  • Jose Hernandez, the SAUSD School Board President. Jose said recently that the number one problem in the SAUSD is a lack of teachers. He said this even as he and his lame cohorts laid off hundreds of teachers, including a 2008 “teacher of the year.”
  • Mike Gonzalez, a Pulido hack who owns a security guard company and a suspect promotions company. Gonzalez tried to get appointed to a city commission recently and according to inside sources in City Hall his background check was less than flawless. Now he wants on to the school board? Yikes! (NOTE: There are rumors abounding that Gonzalez has pulled out already).
  • Valerie Amezcua. Daughter of ridiculous Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Al Amezcua. Val was a big backer of Measure G. So you can blame her for raising our property taxes in the middle of the Bush Depression! (NOTE: Chisme has it that Val’s dad Al is making calls to local community leaders trying to get endorsements for her.)
  • Gloria Alvarado. Apparently works for the City of Santa Ana and is some kind of labor hack. Great.
  • Irene Ibarra, a self-made businesswoman who worked for the City of Santa Ana early in her career. She is the only decent candidate at this point and has my full support.
  • Cecilia Aguinaga – Could not beat Audrey Noji in the last SAUSD election. Nuff said. Should not be running in this or any other political race. Backed by Sal Tinajero. Not good!
  • Roman Reyna – OMG. This dude has no clue!
  • Mark McLoughlin – Co-Chair of the fraudulent SAUSD Measure G, which raised our property taxes even as Santa Ana leads the county in foreclosures, and in the midst of the Bush Depression. No bueno. This guy lives in Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s ritzy neighborhood, Floral Park. Word is the white voters in town are not happy with him because of his work on Measure G.

That’s it. What a pathetic list. These are the best and brightest amongst us? God help us. Looks like the SAUSD will continue to sink into bankruptcy, ineptitude and corruption – currently the district is $31 million in the red.

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