Barbara Flores

    With early voting starting on October 7, 2013 for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Trustees Election on November 5, 2013, the San Bernardino Teachers Association PAGE Committee for Education sent this brochure.

    This mailer came by U.S. Mail. In it, the San Bernardino Teachers Association endorses three candidates for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education: incumbents Danny Tillman, Barbara Flores, and Judi Penman. Not endorsed, but running, are Kaisar Ahmed, Sonia Frernandez, Joe Navarro and Abigail Medina.
    The brochure is labeled a Voter Guide.  On the front it says:
    OUR TEACHERS’ CHOICE
    SCHOOLS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. STUDENTS ON THE RIGHT PATH.
    PENMAN, FLORES, and TILLMAN
    Recommended by your local classroom teachers.
    The Teachers’ Choice Team knows that our district must do what it can to keep our schools on
    the right track and students on the right path. Our Candidates support:
    Building the Basic Skills for the 21st Century to prepare our students for career or college
    Removing obstacles to student achievement
    Working together to improve student performance
    Promoting every child’s opportunity to succeed
    Maintaining strong, safe schools for our children
    Please Vote for the Teachers’ Choice Team for the San Bernardino City School Board
    PENMAN, FLORES, and TILLMAN
    Paid for by the PAGE Committee for Education San Bernardino Teachers Association 1997 E. Marshall Blvd., San Bernardino, 92404, Ashley Bettas, Treasurer. FPPC #745358
    Extra points for correct spelling and grammar.  I especially like the use of the Oxford Comma, though I was forced to abandon it in my own writing by my last employer.
    The back of the flier says:
    NOVEMBER 5, 2013 -VOTER GUIDE
    PROVIDED BY YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHERS
    Your local San Bernardino classroom teachers interviewed THE CANDIDATES and the only candidates
    we recommend for the Teachers’ Choice Team are PENMAN, FLORES, AND TILLMAN.
    San Bernardino City Unified School
    District Board of Education
    Vote for Three
    Kaisar Ahmed
    [Check] Danny Tillman
    Sonia Fernandez
    [Check] Barbara Flores
    Joe Navarr0
    Abigail M. Medina
    [Check] Judi Penman
    On November 5, please Vote for the TEACHERS’ CHOICE TEAM
    for the San Bernardino City School Board:
    PENMAN, FLORES, and TILLMAN
    SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
    San Bernardino Teachers Assoc.
    1997 East Marshall Blvd.
    San Bernardino CA 92404

    This is the second election cycle that I have covered for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.  Last time, I covered earlier San Bernardino Teachers Association mailings.  In a post dated November 7, 2011, I wrote:
    We have a post card from the San Bernardino Teachers Association: front and  back.  This is their third mailer, endorsing Juan Lopez, Sharon “Bobbie” Perong, Margaret Hill and Lynda K. Savage.
    In this election, the San Bernardino Teachers Association is endorsing three incumbents, Judi Penman, Dr. Barbara Flores, and Danny Tillman.  In 2011, which was a “pick four” election, they endorsed incumbent Lynda K. Savage (who won), challenger Sharon “Bobbie” Perong (who won), challenger Margaret Hill (who won), and Juan Lopez (who was not in the top four).

    In 2011, the San Bernardino Teachers Association sent the identical mailer, with the names of the candidates changed.

    The back of the 2011 mailer is almost identical. One of the differences that I note is instead of 2011’s “YOUR LOCAL SAN BERNARDINO CLASSROOM TEACHERS INTERVIEWED ALL THE CANDIDATES AND THE ONLY CANDIDATES WE RECOMMEND FOR THE TEACHERS’ CHOICE TEAM ARE PERONG, LOPEZ, HILL AND SAVAGE” becomes 2013’s “Your local San Bernardino classroom teachers interviewed THE CANDIDATES and the only candidates we recommend for the Teachers’ Choice Team are PENMAN, FLORES, AND TILLMAN.” Obviously, the election date has changed, and the names of the candidates and challengers has changed.  Otherwise, same mailer, both mailed from Huntington Beach, Ashley Bettas is still the PAGE Committee for Education San Bernardino Teachers Association’s treasurer, and that Committee has the same Fair Political Practices Commission number.

     

     

    I swore on Twitter that I would not write about the San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election until the candidates were set in stone.  This is what I can piece together:

    Ryan Hagen reported on Twitter (@sbcitynow) at 6:42 p.m.yesterday that the “list of candidates qualified for the City Council election is finalized. 3 running in the 1st Ward, 2 in the 2nd Ward, 3 in the 4th.”

    He followed up a minute later to report “Ward 1 candidates: Virginia Marquez, John Abad, Casey Dailey,” and a minute later “Ward 2 candidates: Robert Jenkins, Benito Barrios. Ward 4: Fred Shorett, Anthony Jones, Kathy Pinegar”

    He followed that up to say that he watched the City Clerk’s office close at 6 p.m. and that they called him ten minutes later.

    The City Clerk’s Office online doesn’t have much more information.  It says it was last updated on August 8th in the morning.

    The Registrar of Voters says that Kathy Pinegar filed a Declaration of Candidacy on August 6, 2013, nomination papers were issued on 7/31/2013, and filed on 8/6/2013, and that she submitted a candidate statement for the sample ballot, and qualified.  No other 4th Ward candidates are listed.

    The ROV report is undated, but accessed this morning at around 10:20.  It also says that Council Member Robert Jenkins had a candidate statement and qualified. Benito J. Barrios filed a Declaration of Candidacy on August 9, 2013, nomination papers were issued on 8/8/2013, and filed on 8/9/2013.  He prepared a candidate statement and qualified.  No other 2nd Ward candidates are listed.

    In the First Ward, the ROV lists Council Member Virginia Marquez, Casey Dailey and John J. Abad as qualifying, all with candidate statements.

    For Mayor, with the nomination period not  closed if Mayor Patrick Morris did not file, it lists Rick Avila, Richard T. Castro,  Draymond “Dray” Crawford, Carey Davis, Anthony Jones all qualifying. No candidate statements from Richard T. Castro or Rick Avila.

    The qualified candidates (elect three) of the San Bernardino Unified School District are Kaisar Ahmed, Sonia Fernandez, Barbara Flores, Abigail M. Medina, Joe Navarro, Judi Penman and Danny Tillman. No candidate statements from Danny Tillman, Joe Navarro, or Sonia Fernandez.  The incumbents are Dr. Flores, Judi Penman and Danny Tillman.