- Written by Jose De Leon III
Ricky Longoria, a certified public accountant for Burton, McCumber & Cortez who has served on the school board for nine years, is seeking a fourth term on the school board Place 1 position. He faces Mission chiropractor Kevin Sparks for the position.
The place 2 position, currently occupied by board Vice President Julio Cerda, is also up for election but Cerda is running unopposed. This will be his second term on the board.
Sparks is no stranger to the district having unsuccessfully run for the Place 4 seat against current school board trustee Jose “Pepe” Garcia.