DOWNEY - Three seats on the Downey Unified School District Board of Education are up for re-election in November this year.
This year, the seats currently occupied by DUSD board members Barbara Samperi, Martha Sodetani, and Nancy Swenson will be eligible for election. (Trustee map)
Samperi has been on the school board since 1993. She is currently the Vice President of the Board. She has been re-elected five times, and represents Trustee Area seven.
Sodetani was elected in 2005. She currently sits as the President of the Board. She has been re-elected two times, and represents Trustee Area one.
Swenson has also served since 2005. She currently serves as the Clerk for the Board. She has also been re-elected two times, and represents trustee area five.
All three incumbents are supported by the Downey Education Association, as announced by DEA President Jim Mogan last week.
Potential candidates will have from July 17 to August 11 to file for candidacy.
Those wishing to vote by mail must submit a written request for ballot no later than seven days prior to Election Day. Mail-in ballots must be returned by 8 pm on Election Day to be counted.
The election will be held in November.