Temple City School Board Election Draws Near

The school board elections for the Temple City Unified School District are just around the corner, and it is never too soon to begin making a decision.

Residents who fall within the Temple City Unified School District must register to vote by October 22, 2007, in order to vote in the election on November 6, 2007. For more information on how to register, visit http://www.lavote.net.

Robert McKendrick is the only incumbent running again for one of three spots on the School Board. Board President Mukesh Luhar and Board Clerk Emile Cales decided not to run.

McKendrick’s opponents include: Dan Arrighi, a former Temple City Councilmember; Rachel LaSota, a civil service employee; Janet Rhee, a financial analyst; Robert (Bob) Ridley, a government finance officer; and Joan Vizcarra, a marriage-family therapist and former TCUSD Board member.

Arrighi, who lost in a historic Council election in March, is currently a Water Resources Manager of the San Gabriel Valley.

Vizcarra served on the School Board from 1989-2003.

The deadline for candidates to register to run was August 15, 2007.

This article was written by Jason Wu. It was published in the Temple City Voice on August 29, 2007.

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