By Stephen Hallett
With all of the votes counted, Ruscal Cayangyang is in 4th place in the Vallejo School Board race. The 3 candidates with the most votes were elected to the Board. Richard Porter, the 2nd place candidate, has stated that he will not serve on the Board and will continue to teach in the District. This will create a vacancy on the School Board and will empower the Board to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.
No one who applies to fill this vacancy will have more support from the voters of Vallejo than Ruscal Cayangyang. The voters of Vallejo have spoken and Ruscal Cayangyang is their clear choice to fill this vacancy. The fair, ethical and moral thing for the Vallejo School Board to do is to appoint Ruscal Cayangyang. To do otherwise would undermine the Democratic process and ignore the will of the people.
The next School Board meeting will be Wednesday December 3rd at 5:00 PM. The new board will be sworn in. I encourage everyone to go to this meeting, speak at community forum and let the board know that you wish for them to appoint the person who received the most support from the voters of Vallejo. I also encourage you to write to the school board members individually and encourage them to appoint Ruscal because he is the voter’s choice. We must let the board know that the public is watching and that we expect the board to take our votes seriously.
Note: All opinions expressed in the “Primal Scream” column are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Vallejo Independent Bulletin.