City voters on Tuesday decided to keep incumbents Chrystal Cleaves and Jonathan Hodges on the school board. Voters also elected newcomer Lilisa Mimms, founder of New Beginnings Christian Outreach Ministries. Another incumbent who retained his seat was Flavio Rivera who filled the board seat vacated by now councilman Alex Mendez.
Speaking after back to back scandal rocked his election campaign to capture a school board seat, Khader “Ken” Abuassab on Wednesday evening said he is unconcerned about being taken off the ballot due to a residency issue.
The county’s superintendent of election has revoked Khader “Ken” Abuassab’s voter registration after finding he had used a non-residential address to register.
A school board candidate, who is seeking a three-year term in office, was sentenced to more than one-year in prison for defrauding credit card companies out of $619,852, according to federal court records.
Seven out of the nine candidates running for the November 4th, 2014 school board election gathered inside the studio of John F. Kennedy High School on Monday evening to discuss their ideas on bettering the city’s public school system.
City organizations and the municipality have stepped in to hold candidate forums throughout the week — absent of any formal debates — for the nine candidates running for the city’s board of education election on November 4th, 2014.
Almost a dozen city residents are running for three — three-year term — up for grabs school board seats.