In a press release dated August 25, 2008, the San Leandro Teachers Association (SLTA) endorsed San Leandro School Board candidates Morgan Mack-Rose for the At-Large seat and Hermy Almonte for the Area 1 seat.
Mack-Rose is President of the PTA at Washington Elementary School, where one of her daughters goes to school. She is running against perennial candidate Mark Tichy, Don Grundmann, and current School Board President Ray Davis, who decided not to run for re-election for the Area 5 seat that he currently holds. Mack-Rose has not previously run for office. Davis previously considered a run for San Leandro City Council and sought an appointment to the San Leandro City Council in February 2007. Davis has been on the School Board since 2004.
Almonte is active with the United Parents group at San Leandro High School, where his son goes to school. Almonte is running against Rick Richards, who currently holds the Area 1 School Board seat. Almonte ran for the District 6 San Leandro City Council seat in June 2008. Richards ran for the District 5 San Leandro City Council seat in 1994 and has been on the School Board since 2000.
The SLTA also endorsed Diana Prola and Carmen Sullivan, who were unopposed and will not appear on the ballot.
Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, readers should know that I have endorsed Mack-Rose and Almonte.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 26, 2008 11:58 PM | TrackBack