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King opts not to seek re-election as trustee
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Wendy King won’t be seeking a third term.

The Manteca Unified school board member indicated Monday that after much consideration she’s decided to hang up her political hat.

However, she was pleased that Debbie Romero, who appears to be running unopposed, could be the likely person to fill her Trustee Area 5 post.

“I have known her for awhile and respect her a great deal,” said King. “She’s a professional, not afraid to speak her mind and, most important to me, is a parent of MUSD students.” 

Three candidates are vying for MUSD Trustee Area 1 seat.

According to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office in Stockton, Sharla Moore, Alison Ordner and Sam Fant are on the November ballot, with each hoping to represent the area consisting mostly of the southwest Stockton community of Weston Ranch.

Incumbent Rex Holliday opted against a second term.

The husband and father of five mentioned that he wanted to focus on finishing his doctorate in education.

Holiday has been taking online courses at Trident University International, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

“I feel like I can be a lot more effective in another capacity not as a school board trustee but putting some of the research that I have done (in helping the state of education today),” he recently said.

As for the candidates, Moore is listed as a homemaker / parent.

Ordner is a homemaker / swim instructor.

Fant’s occupation is that of an educator.