12 more enter school board races

Seven school districts have 31 candidates for 19 seats.

August 10, 2010

Fifteen school districts across Orange County have been granted extended deadlines to complete paperwork to file for board seats after a number of incumbents failed to file their nomination papers by the Friday deadline.

The Fountain Valley School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District and the Area 5 seat of the Coast Community College District were given three extra days to complete candidate paperwork. Candidates have until Wednesday to file.

The deadline for candidates for the Area 1 seat the Coast Community College, Huntington Beach City School, Ocean View School Westminster School and Garden Grove Unified School district was Friday.


Twelve more contenders have thrown their hats into the ring for the 19 school board seats in the seven districts serving Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, bringing the total to 31 candidates.

Shana Christina Jenkins, a public affairs instructor, will be running against incumbent Jim Moreno for his Area 1 seat at the Coast Community College District. The district oversees Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa and Coastline Community College, which is based in Fountain Valley.

Retired Federal Judge Lynne Riddle also qualified to run for the Area 5 seat at the Coast Community College District.

Educator Bao Quoc Nguyen and incumbent Lan Quoc Nguyen also added their names to the list of candidates running for the two seats at the Garden Grove Unified School District. The district oversees two adult education centers, 47 elementary, 10 intermediate, seven high, two continuation and two special education schools in Garden Grove and in surrounding cities, including Fountain Valley. Board member Bob Harden, Bob Tucker, a labor relations representative, and Shaun M. Curtis have already qualified.

Educator and business consultant Anji Clemens qualified for the Huntington Beach Union High School race. The district oversees seven high schools, an adult school and two alternative high schools in Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley and Westminster. Retired teacher Kathleen Iverson, board President Brian Garland, businessman Tom Dern, and board member Bonnie Castrey are also in the running.

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