School Board and Community College District Candidates
The following candidates have filed for the Nov. 5 school board elections. The regular filing deadline was Friday, Aug. 9. The deadline was extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday for those districts where incumbents did not file for reelection. Districts without challenges to incumbents will have no elections unless prospective candidates submitted petitions by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Those districts are: Downey Unified, East Whittier City and Los Nietos.
In cases where candidates could not be reached for comment, the information listed is taken from campaign filing applications submitted to the county by the candidates.
ABC UNIFIED (nine candidates for four seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Cecy Groom Cerritos Incumbent Robert Hughlett Cerritos Incumbent Dixie Primosch Cerritos Incumbent Jim Weisenberger Cerritos Incumbent Thomas Rachko Cerritos Administrator David Montgomery Cerritos Painting Contractor Noordeen Arooz Shariff Norwalk Accountant/Public Administrator Martin Stringer Sr. Cerritos U.S. Army Officer Daniel K. Wong Cerritos Cerritos City Councilman
BELLFLOWER UNIFIED (five candidates for two seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Jay Gendreau Bellflower Incumbent Phyllis John Bellflower Incumbent Carla Colin Bellflower Grocery Checker John Gomes Bellflower Structural Mechanic Larry Myers Bellflower Sheet Metal Journeyman
COMPTON UNIFIED (12 candidates for three seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Lynn Dymally Compton Incumbent Mary Henry Compton Incumbent Cloria Patillo Compton Incumbent Nabeehah Al-Uqdah Compton Parent Sadie Benham Compton Elementary Schoolteacher Walter Goodin Compton Paralegal Basil Kimbrew Not Available Not Available Orion Moore Not Available Not Available Dwight Prince Compton School Administrator Amen Rahh Compton College Professor/Administrator Carl Robinson Sr. Carson Educator Otha Ray Scott Compton Math Teacher at Paramount High School
EL RANCHO UNIFIED* (four seats up for election) LITTLE LAKE CITY* (three seats up for election) LYNWOOD UNIFIED (eight candidates for three seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Richard Armstrong Lynwood Incumbent Willard Hawn Reed Lynwood Incumbent Thelma Calvin-Williams Lynwood Incumbent Ignacio Cortez Lynwood Maintenance Worker Cynthia Green-Geter Lynwood Rehabilitation Specialist Saul E. Lankster Lynwood Former Teacher/TV Producer Claude Law Lynwood Warehouse Worker Errick Lee Lynwood Bank Officer
MONTEBELLO UNIFIED* (two seats up for election) NORWALK-LA MIRADA UNIFIED (five candidates for three seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Sal Ambriz Norwalk Incumbent Bruce B. Butler La Mirada Incumbent William M. Campbell La Mirada Incumbent Rudy Bermudez Norwalk Law Enforcement Officer Mary Lou Gomez Norwalk Educator/Business Owner
PARAMOUNT UNIFIED (four candidates for two seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Vivian Hansen Paramount Incumbent Ken Teeples South Gate Incumbent Ann Krejci Paramount Funeral Home Owner Craig Olson Paramount Retired Educator
SOUTH WHITTIER (four candidates for two seats)
City of Name Residence Profession Sharon Stys Whittier Incumbent Jesse Aguirre Whittier Incumbent Richard T. Minjares Whittier Not Available Terri Halstead Whittier Community Volunteer
WHITTIER CITY* (two seats up for election) WHITTIER UNION* (two seats up for election) CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT* (four seats up for election) COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Trustee Area 1: (three candidates for one seat)
City of Name Residence Profession Emily Hart-Holifield Compton Incumbent Vernice Dredd Compton Employment Representative Carroll White Compton Learning School Director
COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Trustee Area 3: (two candidates for one seat)
City of Name Residence Profession Charlie Knight Lynwood Incumbent Kent Swift Lynwood Probation Officer
Trustee Area 4: (one seat up for election) RIO HONDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT: Trustee Area 2: (two candidates for one seat)
City of Name Residence Profession Bill Hernandez Pico Rivera Incumbent Maria Elena Martinez Pico Rivera Community College Administrator
Trustee Area 4: * (one seat up for election) * Candidates not listed because of extended filing deadline.