SAUSD School Board election update

Yamagata-Noji pandered for votes at the Fiestas Patrias parade

Things have been rather quiet in this year’s Santa Ana Unified School District Board elections.  This year, as opposed to two years ago, there are only four candidates, including the two incumbents – John Palacio and Audre Yamagata-Noji.  The challengers include myself, and a pastor/educator named Jeffrey K. Morris.

A new blog called the OC Democrats blog recently profiled Palacio.  I think they did a pretty good job of summarizing his 12 years in office.  He has done a good job, overall, and he has my endorsement.

The other incumbent, Yamagata-Noji, is another story altogether.  She is so awful that her own political party, the Democratic Party of Orange County, did not endorse her this year.  That should tell you all you need to know.

As I expected, the Santa Ana Educators Association, which is the local teachers’ union, endorsed the incumbents.  I wrote about that on my campaign blog today.  Click here to read that post.  It is ridiculous that these hacks would endorse a Trustee who has fired hundreds of teachers and classified staff.

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