Thank you to the Sweetwater Education Association for sharing the candidate profiles with SCGA.
Our candidate for Seat One, representing NCM, GJR, CVM, SUHI, CVH, and NCA, is Arturo Solis. Arturo is a middle school teacher and is extremely active in the National City community. He is passionate about education and will work to put academic excellence and smaller class sizes first. His goal is to bring a collaborative approach to dealing with district issues.
Our candidate for Seat Two, representing BVM, HTM, BVH, and HTH is Adrian Arancibia. Adrian is a lifelong educator, and parent of future Sweetwater students, who intends to restore a sense of pride and hope in the district. He strongly believes in in advocating for community schools lower class sizes, and expanded curriculum options.
Our candidate for Seat Three, representing RDM, ELM, OLY, OTR, ELH, AVA, PHS, CVA and East Hills, is Frank Tarantino. Frank dedicated his life's work to Sweetwater students by serving as a counselor for over 30 years! Frank has what it takes to help every student reach their full potential. He is committed to guiding the district to a "fiscally sound and morally strong future."
|Frank Tarantino, Seat Three|
Our candidate for Seat Four, representing CPM, CPH, SYH, SYA, and OSS/The Portal is Nicholas Segura. Nicholas is an involved parent and union organizer with the IBEW. He is also a mentor/trainer for the San Diego Electrical Training Trust. This experience has taught him the value of career technical education, which he seeks to expand. Nicholas will also demand complete transparency and regular, independent audits of the District's books.
Our candidate for Seat Five, representing MVA, MOM, MVH, MOH, SOH, SOM and MOA, is Paula Hall. As an education budget analyst, and Mar Vista parent, Paula will fight for more funding for the schools and students that are most in need. She promises to "direct dollars to the classroom" and increase public involvement in all district decisions.
In addition to receiving SEA's endorsement, all of our candidates have also been endorsed by the the San Diego Democratic Central Committee, as well as the San Diego Labor Council.
|Map of Areas for SUHSD School Board Election|
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