Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Nancy Teicheira of Area 4 is gunning for 20 years as an elected school district representative. She made it official last week when she filed her candidate’s papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton.
Making his reelection plans also official last week was board president Don Scholl.
All incumbents on the school board whose terms are ending at the end of the year are now on the ballot in the November 4 election for another four years of service.
As of Friday, no one has come forward to challenge any of the incumbents.
Teicheira and Area 2 Trustee Manuel Medeiros are both seeking a fourth term of office. But even with 16 years under their service belt, another member of the board is still ahead of them by four years. The doyenne of the board members when it comes to length of tenure is Evelyn Moore who is one of three representing Area 5 which is largely central Manteca. Moore, whose current term is set to expire at the end of the year, was the first of the four incumbents to file reelection papers. She did it on the first day of filing. Just a couple of days behind her was Medeiros.
A second-generation dairy farmer and mother of three, Teicheira said she decided to seek another four years because the school district does not “need all government employees; they need people that have a business sense.”
Teicheira and her husband Frank own and operate a dairy in rural south Manteca.