Cortez Wins Seat on School Board

Albert Cortez, 26, swept a field of five candidates last week to win a seat on the board of the El Rancho Unified School District. He received 856 votes, 44% of the total.

The second highest vote-getter was Cecilia Chavez, who received 554 votes for 28.5% of the total.

Cortez is an administrative assistant for state Sen. Joseph Montoya and is a night student at Whittier College.

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