Candidates Share Endorsements Received for School Board Race

School Board candidates reveal their supporters for the November 8 election.

Written by ADENEY ZO / Published November 4, 2011 

School Board candidates are garnering as much support as they can before the upcoming Election Day.

Various local politicians are choosing candidates to endorse, and the following is a brief overview of the supporters that candidates have recognized.

Janet Rhee, the current School Board Vice President, is endorsed by Carol Liu (State Senator for our district), TCUSD Board member Matt Smith, and Alhambra Unified School District Board member Bob Gin.

Matthew Wong is supported by Temple City Council member Fernando Vizcarra, former Temple City Mayor Dan Arrighi, and former Temple City School Board Member Joan Vizcarra.

Kenneth Knollenberg is backed by Temple City Education Association and Classified School Employees Association Chapter 105.

Kien Tiet has endorsements from the Temple City Teachers Association, California School Employees Association #105, and Indo-Chinese American Political Action Committee (IPAC).

Current Temple City Mayor Tom Chavez has shown his support for both Tiet and Rhee, and Temple City Councilwoman Cynthia Sternquist is choosing to back Wong and Tiet. In addition, current Temple City School Board member Joe Walker is endorsing Knollenberg as well as Wong.

Rachel Lasota has stated that she does not seek endorsements from elected officials, but is endorsed by School Board President Matt Smith.

Emilie Cales has also recently confirmed that she will be running for the School Board and has not mentioned any endorsements.

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