Terms of Five Governing Board Ward Seats End in December

Posted by Community Relations on 9/10/2014

The terms of five ward seats on the Phoenix Union Governing Board are ending in December of this year, but there will be no November voting. All of the candidates would have run unopposed, and because of that, the County cancelled the election. Incumbents Randy Schiller in District 1, Laura Pastor in District 4, and Linda Abril in District 5 will begin four-year terms in January. Stephanie Parra in District 3 and Stanford Prescott in District 2 will be new board members, replacing Amy Kobeta and Ricardo Gallego, both of whom declined to run again. Parra, a native of Yuma, is employed by Teach For America, and teaches for NAU. Prescott, a South Mountain High School alum, is a Director of Projects for the Center for Neighborhood Leadership. The seven-person board also includes at-large members Lela Alston and Ian Danley, whose terms run through 2016.