BOE Candidate Forum Today
The field of candidates for three three-year terms includes three incumbents, Wilma Campbell, Martin Cox and Christian Estevez, and challengers Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Mary Burgwinkle, Jaclynne Callands, Catherine Crittendon, Danielle Fletcher, Mahogany Hendricks and Renata Hernandez.
There is also an unexpired term caused by the departure of former board president Bridget Rivers to serve on the City Council. Candidates for the unexpired term are Keisha Edwards, Carmencita Pile, Denise Riley and Clayton Tucker Sr.
Although a dozen candidates have organized into three slates of four members each, Plaintalker urges voters to take a look at all 14 candidates as individuals first and pick the four people whom you feel will do the best job.
The three teams are Abdul-Haqq, Campbell, Hernandez and Edwards; Burgwinkle, Cox, Estevez and Pile; and Callands, Fletcher, Hendricks and Tucker. Crittendon and Riley are not on slates.