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115 Register for School, College Board Elections

August 13, 1987|LEE HARRIS | Times Staff Writer

One hundred fifteen candidates, including 42 incumbents, have registered to compete in the Nov. 3 election for seats on 19 Southeast school and community college boards.

However, 11 incumbents, including two longtime members of the ABC Unified School District Board of Education, will not seek reelection.

The filing deadline for seats where incumbents chose not to run was extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Oct. 20 to file.

Hutcheson Leaving ABC Presidency

Elizabeth Hutcheson, ABC president, said after serving eight years on the board she is leaving for personal reasons. Hutcheson, a speech therapist, said she is considering returning to college to get a master's degree in human resources.

Dianne Xitco, who has served on the board for 10 years, said she is leaving because of severe migraine headaches, which sometimes cause unconsciousness. Xitco, 47, said she will follow her doctor's advice to "do absolutely nothing for the next six months." She said, however, that she will continue to attend board meetings until after the election.

Two other ABC incumbents, along with 10 other candidates, have lined up so far. The incumbents are Richard Arthur and Homer Lewis, both seeking second terms to the seven-member board.

Challengers are A. Cecy Groom, certified public accountant; Sally Morales Havice, community college teacher; John H. Moore, business executive; Dixie Primosch, budget analyst planner; Bertrand Dionne, aerospace engineer; Julie Hanson, medical assistant; Bob Hughlett, Cerritos College administrator; George Medina, businessman; F. Carlos Navejas, businessman, and Jim Weisenberger, corporate president and manager.

In three school districts--El Rancho Unified School District, the Little Lake City School District, and Lowell Joint School District--incumbents drew no challengers:

- The four unchallenged incumbents in the El Rancho district are Maria (Tonia) Aquirre, Mary Eva Gomez, Beatrice Proo and Raul Salcido.

- In the Little Lake City School District, the three unopposed incumbents are Alva J. Folsom, Alex Morales and Sara P. Mendez.

- In the Lowell Joint School District, unopposed incumbents are Richards D. Jones and Fred W. Schambeck.

An election will not be held in those districts, unless there are write-in candidates, according to the registrar of voters.

Here are other area school districts, the candidates and the jobs they listed on their registration papers:

- Bellflower Unified School District. Veteran school board member Brooks Cope has decided not to run. That leaves two seats and six candidates, including incumbent Jay Gendreau. Gendreau is running for his third four-year term to the five-member board.

Cope said eight years on the board was enough, and that not seeking reelection " will give an opportunity to others in the community. That doesn't mean I won't be involved or active with the school district, I just don't have any political ambitions further down the road."

Other challengers are Harvey Conn, administrator; John E. Heintzelman, aerospace executive; Phyllis John, volunteer and child advocate; Dave Manuel, convention events coordinator, and Mike Lord, insurance sales representative.

Dymally's Daughter Stepping Down in Compton

- Compton Unified School District. The job security of school Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough may be at stake.

Two Compton Unified School District trustees--Kimbrough supporter Mary B. Henry and Kimbrough critic Bernice Woods--seek reelection, but incumbent Lynn Dymally has decided not to run for a second term. Dymally, 29, daughter of Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), said she wants to concentrate on obtaining a law degree. Until now, Kimbrough has been able to count on Dymally to provide the one-vote margin needed to carry out his policies.

Challengers are Rita Bright-LaVelle, schoolteacher; Margaret D. Comer, homemaker; Betty Ann James, educator; Hubert L. Parker, retired school administrator; Carl E. Robinson, businessman; Mae Thomas, library resource aide; Clara Chris, community activist; Saul Edward Lankster, educator and business administrator; Cloria L. Patillo, counselor; Frederick D. Shaw, delinquent youth administrator; Acquanetta Harrison Warren, bank manager, and Carroll V. White, logistics engineering specialist.

- Downey Unified School District. Two of four incumbents are being challenged in district elections. Incumbent D. Clayton Mayes faces Mary Tesoriero, a Downey teacher, in Trustee Area 3. Mayes was elected to the board in 1974.

Donald E. LaPlante, who was elected to the Trustee Area 4 seat in 1979, is challenged by James M. Elsasser, a Downey police detective.

Incumbent Margo Hoffer is running unopposed in Trustee Area 2. Hoffer was elected to the board in 1979. Board member D. Mark Morris, who joined the board in 1982, is the sole candidate in Trustee Area 6.

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