Update March 15, 2013: The Board appointed Gerald Lecko to fill the vacancy.
March 11, 2013 (San Diego’s East County ) – A preacher, a scientist, a substitute teacher, an architect, an IT tech for the Navy, and a PTA president are all vying for appointment to the La Mesa Spring Valley School Board to replace Penny Halgren, who resigned for personal reasons. The LMSV board has decided to fill the vacancy by appointment to avoid costs of a special election.
On March 14, the board will hear from the applicants and take public comments before casting their votes at the special meeting.Six candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are Steve Babbitt, Robert Divine II, Gerald “Jerry “ Lecko, Ben Motten, Jay Steiger, and Mike Stewart. For details on each, scroll down.