Gabriel San Roman
Special Election for Santa Ana School Board Seat Could Cost $565,000
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
For weeks, Santa Ana Unified School District trustees failed to break a deadlock on appointing someone to the seat formerly held by Cecilia Iglesias. The charter-loving Republican won election to Santa Ana city council in November and resigned from the board after briefly entertaining thoughts of holding onto both seats. Two main candidates emerged from the application and interview process: Carolyn Torres, an activist profiled in a past Weekly People Issue and an Anaheim junior high school teacher and Bruce Bauer, an attorney and former Santa Ana planning commissioner. But since the school board couldn’t agree on either of them within 60 days of Iglesias’ resignation, the Orange County Superintendent of Schools now has to order up a costly election set for Nov. 5.
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