School Board Trustee candidates virtual forum set for Oct. 12

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The Winters Area Education Association is hosting a Candidate Forum for the seven candidates who are running for Winters Joint Unified School District board trustee seats in the Nov. 3 election.

The free event is being hosted on a virtual platform due to current COVID-19 restrictions. The forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

The line-up of candidates who will appear on the Nov. 3 election ballot have been confirmed as:

Trustee Area 1: Two candidates are contending for the seat, which is a four-year term — Incumbant Ralph F. Anderson and challenger Kristin Trott.

Trustee Area 3: Two candidates are contending for the seat, which is a two-year term — Incumbant Stephanie Chávez and challenger Joedy Michael.

Trustee Area 5: Three candidates are contending for the seat, which is a four-year term — Incumbant Rudolph Muldong and challenger Everardo Zaragoza.

Winters JUSD Trustees approved Area 5 challenger Lisa Dennis as the new Human Resources Administrator at a special meeting of Winters JUSD school board on Thursday, Oct. 8.

In an email to the Express, Dennis said she would be contacting the Elections Office to notify them of the situation.

“With the new position I am no longer eligible to serve on the school board. It was too late to withdraw when the position came available,” Dennis told the Express.

Winters teacher Andrea Hurst said it is important for the community to be informed of the candidates and their vision for Winters youth.

“People should hear what each candidate sees for the future of our schools and their vision of education,” Hurst said.

To view the event online on Oct. 12 visit https://wintersjusd-org.zoom.us/j/91851725248.

Yolo County Ballot Errors
On Oct. 9 the Yolo County Elections Office announced they had determined that 581 registered voters countywide had received a ballot containing an incorrect local race or measure.

In Winters 126 registered voters received ballots with incorrect information. Residents reported to the Express the error was found in the local Winters Joint Unified School District Board of Trustee Area 3 and Area 5 candidate races. Read the details here.

Voters who have a question about their ballot or believe they’ve received something in error should call the Yolo County Elections Office at 530-666-8133.

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