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HG Councilman Gomez Confirms Run for ABC School Board

Hawaiian Gardens City Councilman Mike Gomez. Photo by Randy Economy

Hawaiian Gardens City Councilman Mike Gomez. Photo by Randy Economy

By Randy Economy

Hawaiian Gardens City Councilman Mike Gomez told Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper that he will be a candidate for the ABC Unified School District Board of Education in November of 2015.

Gomez made the announcement to HMG-CN during a community meeting held at Fedde Middle School last week to discuss the soon to be implemented district voting boundary elections that will take effect during the next ABC School Board election, some 18 months down the road.

Due to a recent agreement, the ABCUSD will be divided up into seven smaller individual voting blocs in order to legally meet the requirements of the California Voting Rights Act.  One of the new districts will include in entire city limits of Hawaiian Gardens.

“I have enjoyed being on the Hawaiian Gardens City Council, but I now believe that I can become a strong voice for our community as an elected member of the ABC School Board,” Gomez said.

Gomez was first elected to the Hawaiian Gardens City Council six years ago, and was reelected to a second four year term. 

It is expected that Gomez is going to face several opponents in the 2015 campaign for ABCUSD.   One rumored candidate is Sue Underwood, who is the current city clerk of Hawaiian Gardens, as well as Olga Rios who is an Ivy League educated attorney who was raised in Hawaiian Gardens.

To watch the interview with Gomez about his decision to run for ABC School board, please visit www.loscerritosnews.net.


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