Eileen Jimenez, Jessica Shewmaker, and Debbie Touhey are the 3 candidates for two open sets. Jimenez and Shewmaker are the current officeholders. Touhey is the wife of real estate developer, former West Covina Councilmember and current Water Board Member Mike Touhey.
Jimenez and Shewmaker will probably run on the unique position of opening new schools, hiring teachers, and increasing enrollment. Most of those good news items came under the leadership of the former superintendent Liliam Castillo and prior to Jimenez joining the board and before firing Castillo.
Debbie Touhey will run on how she will bring positive change to the district, but will not mention the changes. She will attempt to hide or hope people do not remember how Debbie and her husband Mike removed their children from San Jose Academy after a loud and public argument with staff.
Mike Touhey vowed to do everything possible to close the school if ever given the opportunity. Is this his opportunity?
Also, Touhey faces explaining to voters why they removed one their children from West Covina High School after Mike Touhey had a run in with a staff member at the high school over playing time for one of his children on one of the sport teams. He also made unkind remarks about some board members, Steve Cox among them, after they refused to get involved in the issue.
Jimenez who copies Shewmaker campaign statements and took to dressing like Shewmaker at back to school nights will need to explain to voters about the decline in finances and increases in some class sizes under her two terms as Board President. She voted a $10,000 bonus during budget cuts for the current Superintendent.
Shewmaker will face an onslaught of negative campaigning by Jimenez and Touhey. When looking at the lesser of two evils, Jimenez or Touhey, maybe Touhey is the answer. At least she know what a consent calendar is.
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