Deadline to Run for School Board Aug. 7

Elections for the local School Board will be held in November 2009.

The School Board, which consists of five boardmembers and one appointed student member, makes policies and critical decisions for the Temple City Unified School District (TCUSD).

Each boardmember serves a four-year term.

Three candidates, including the two incumbents, have pulled papers to run.

Individuals interested in running for the school board have until August 7, 2009 to file to run. More information can be found with the Los Angeles County Clerk’s website,

Incumbents Matt W. Smith and Joe Walker, both elected in 2005, have expressed interest in serving another term.

Smith is a former school board vice-president and is currently the board clerk. He has served on the school board for many years.

Walker, a crime analyst, was first elected to the school board in 2005. He was previously the school board president and is now seeking a second four-year term.

Another candidate, Kenneth Knollenberg, has filed to run.

The election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

UPDATE: Former TCUSD School boardmember Robert McKendrick has also filed to run. McKendrick was defeated in his re-election bid in 2007.


This article was written by Sophia Chang. It was published in the Temple City Voice on July 31, 2009.


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