Lea Darrah first to file candidacy papers in school board race

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Lea Darrah first to file candidacy papers in school board race

Lea Darrah, a parent and PTA activist, filed candidacy papers for the Davis school board on July 13.

Darrah is seeking the seat representing Trustee Area Two, which covers portions of North Davis, Mace Ranch, and neighborhoods south of Covell Blvd. and east of Pole Line Road, north of Loyola Dr, and west of Monarch Lane.

Darrah has served on PTA boards at several local elementary schools (Valley Oak, North Davis, and Fairfield), as well as Holmes Junior High, and Davis High School. Darrah has also been active with SITE Council at the above elementary & middle schools. She has also served on the Superintendent’s Parents Advisory Committee, & Career Tech Education Advisory Committee, currently is the chair of the school districtg’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.

“I have worked with a wide range of parents, administrators and students and had the opportunity to learn about our district makeup,” Darrah told The Enterprise.

Trustee Area Two is currently represented by incumbent Alan Fernandes, who has not yet indicated publicly whether he intends to seek another term on the school board.

There are two school board seats at stake in the November 3 general election — Trustee Area Two and Trustee Area Five (which covers portions of South Davis, and is currently represented by incumbent Bob Poppenga. The filing period for school board candidates was originally scheduled to close on Friday, Aug. 7.

Because Poppenga has decided not to run again, the filing period for Trustee Area Five was automatically extended to Tuesday, Aug. 11. And the filing period for Trustee Area Two could conceivably be extended as well in the event that Fernandes decides not to run again.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at [email protected] or 530-747-8055.



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