SCV CHAMBER Announces Candidate Endorsments

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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announces endorsements in several key races in the November 6, 2018 election. SANTA CLARITA, October 1, 2018 – The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for a number of candidates running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in federal, state, regional and local races on the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 election. “The Chamber is pleased to endorse a group of candidates for office which we feel best represents the business interests of the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Troy Hooper, Chairman of the Board for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.  “We appreciated the diversity of voices, breadth of new ideas, fresh thoughts and leadership displayed by those running for office.  We were diligent in …

SIGNAL: School board hopefuls voice grievances

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The William S. Hart Union High School District and Saugus Union School District board candidates who weren’t invited to last week’s forum hosted by CA25 United for Progress are expressing their grievances and reminding the public that their races are nonpartisan. Six school board candidates — Laura Arrowsmith, David Barlavi, Chris Trunkey, Donna Robert, Kelly Trunkey and Chris Werthe — attended a Sept. 19 forum where they participated in a one-on-one discussion with the organization’s co-chair Hilary Schardein before taking the stage as a group to speak on charter. schools, district funding and other topics. “The six candidates that appeared were the ones who were invited,” in addition to Joe Messina, who was sent a Facebook invitation, Schardein said. The candidates who attended have met …

SIGNAL: Local union endorses two Saugus Union candidates

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The California School Employees Association announced its endorsement of two Saugus Union School District school board candidates on Wednesday. CSEA will endorse Judy Umeck of area No. 2 and Sharlene Duzick of area No. 5, union President Michele Hill said, citing they are both running for the right reasons — our kids. “Our membership appreciates what these candidates stand for and are excited at the prospect of working with them,” she said. “We appreciate that both Judy and Sharlene are present and visible participants in our community and have been throughout the year — not just during the election season.” “I’m honored and humbled,” Umeck said. “Our classified personnel are the backbone of the operations of our schools and to have their support means everything,” …

SIGNAL: Teachers association endorses two additional candidates

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The Saugus Teachers Association endorsed two additional candidates after Thursday night’s school board forum, which was hosted by STA union members and the California School Employees Association. The teachers union had previously announced its endorsement of board member Judy Umeck, who’s running to represent area No. 2, but the STA declared Friday that it will also support candidates Sharlene Duzick of area No. 5 and Evan Patlian of area No. 1. “We feel they are the best candidates to join our school board,” STA President Debbie Rocha said. “They’re both committed to kids and (are) active in our district.” Union members said they appreciated the fact that Duzick and Patlian have been involved with the district prior to the election season and that they’ve been …

KHTS: Sharlene Duzick Makes Statement Regarding Saugus Union School District

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The following is the candidate statement for Sharlene Duzick, who is a candidate for the School Board for the Saugus Union School District. As a parent of two children 4 years old and 6 years old, my attention is drawn to mentoring the future of my children, and those whom I can impact with my efforts in our community.  Being the daughter of an educator and past school Board Member of the Acton-Agua Dulce School District, development of our youth has always been a focal point. Our District must provide the best for our children, collaborate with and support our dedicated teachers and staff and prepare our students for what’s next. It is important to our society to develop our youth for the future with …