Two contenders have staked their claims for an open seat on the Orange Unified School District Board of Education.
William G. Vasquez, 51, a Santa Ana resident who is assistant city manager of Chino, and Terri Sargeant, 44, of Orange, a land-use planner for the county, are running for the seat being vacated by Max Reissmueller.
Four trustees on the seven-member board, which has become one of the most politically controversial in the county, are up for election on Nov. 4.
The sprawling, 29,000-student district includes Orange and parts of Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Anaheim Hills.
Three trustees whose terms are expiring, Martin Jacobson, Rick Ledesma and James Fearns, filed their bids for reelection with the county registrar of voters on Friday, the deadline for incumbents. Eight other district residents have filed notices to challenge the three incumbents.