SA Commissioner Lynette Verino considering a run at Amezcua’s RSCCD seat

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Pajaritos are reporting that Santa Ana Housing & Redevelopment Commissioner Lynette Verino (pictured above, second from left, next to Councilwoman and Mayoral candidate Michele Martinez) is considering running for the seat on the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Trustees that incumbent Trustee Al Amezcua is vacating in November.

Verino previously ran unsuccessfully for the Santa Ana City Council against Clowncilwoman “Crazy” Claudia Alvarez back in 2004. Verino came in third in that race, behind Roman Reyna, with 8,656 votes, according to Smart Voter. Reyna had 10,720 votes. Alvarez came in first with 26,503 votes.

Verino also won a seat on the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Central Committee in the recent June primary election. She came in fifth, behind Tish Leon, with 4,130 votes, in the 69th Assembly District, according to the O.C. Voter Registrar. The top vote-getter in that race was Zeke Hernandez, with 6,214 votes.

Verino, according to her candidate’s information in her Council race, has an associate’s degree. She claims to be a businesswoman. Apparently she previously served on the Santa Ana Planning Commission and she has been a Vice President of the Washington Square Neighborhood Association.

Verino will need to come up with somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000 for the filing fee for the RSCCD seat in question. Fellow Santa Ana Housing & Redevelopment Commissioner Deborah Vasquez is helping Verino to raise that money. You can contact Vasquez at this link.

I have not heard of any other possible candidates for Amezcua’s RSCCD seat.

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