ELECTION UPDATE: NOVEMBER 5, 2008
SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
JAIME MERCADO v. BERTHA LOPEZ
SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SEAT NO. 4
Precincts Reporting: 100.0%
JAIME MERCADO - 36.29%
BERTHA J. LOPEZ - 42.99%
TRINA LOPEZ - 7.08%
STEPHANIE M. ALCARAZ - 13.64%
Patrick Judd's obedient servant Bertha Lopez will apparently carry the torch to Sweetwater Union High School District. This will give Bertha Lopez' cronies on the CVESD board the opportunity to appoint her replacement, instead of allowing the voters to choose. Obviously, the voters' top choice is ARCHIE MC ALLISTER. The board should either appoint Mr. Mc Allister or hold a new election.
I am well-acquainted with Jaime Mercado's most serious opponent in the upcoming SUHSD election, and that familiarity causes me to support Jaime Mercado's candidacy. Bertha Lopez has proven that she can be controlled by those in power, even to the point of agreeing to violate the law with them.
Sweetwater would do well to keep Mr. Mercado.
February 25, 2005
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
Board member says he’s ‘student-oriented’
In January, Jaime Mercado began his first term at Sweetwater School District Board
Jaime Mercado knows the Sweetwater Union High School District right to its core.
He is a former student, teacher’s aid, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and, after winning a tight election in November, a board member...
But it is his new role as a board member what he considers to be his most important period at the district, because he said he now can take part in the decisions being made...
Mercado has always been critical of the district’s administration, and during his campaign he said he would always vote in favor of the interests of students, even if it meant going against the current...
Mercado said that he has three main points he would like to tackle during his term:
1. District is top-heavy with administration: Mercado proposes the reorganization of administration in order to achieve positive changes in the district.
2. Classroom space: Mercado said the district needs more classrooms, so he is in favor of building more. “I’m very vocal about this issue,” he said.
3. L Street District headquarters: Mercado said he is completely against the proposed building of the District headquarters on L Street. “As long as students don’t have a proper environment for learning and teachers don’t have the right resources for teaching, the district’s leadership doesn’t deserve the privilege to have new offices,” Mercado said. “I don’t believe it’s right to take money away from the classrooms and invest it in office space.”