No Special Election - NOCCCD

Jodi Balma
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Students Against a Costly Special Election

Recently Donna Miller resigned from the Board of Trustees for the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). The NOCCCD announced her replacement would be chosen through appointment until the next regularly scheduled election in November 2016. Five applicants were interviewed and Daniel Billings was unanimously elected to serve out the remainder of Miller’s term. One of the losing candidates, Al Salehi, has hired a firm to collect signatures to petition for a special election. The cost of this special election would be paid by the NOCCCD and is estimated at $250,000.

We, the students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens of the NOCCCD, strongly urge Mr. Salehi to reconsider. This money could be used to help students instead of being wasted on an unnecessary election.

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  • Ian Kolaja
    Ian Kolaja United States, Fullerton
    Sep 25, 2015
    Sep 25, 2015
    This is such a lose-lose situation for him. He won't win the special election, and if this happens, he will surely evoke the wrath of 40,000 students who will not let his political career survive.
  • Jennifer Thompson
    Jennifer Thompson United States, Fullerton
    Sep 21, 2015
    Sep 21, 2015
    You seriously can't find a better way to spend a quarter of a million dollars? REALLY?
  • Peter Cruz
    Peter Cruz United States, Fullerton
    Sep 21, 2015
    Sep 21, 2015
    While it is within the legal right of any applicant filing for candidacy to petition for a special election under the California Elections Code, I believe that the use of carryover funds from the North Orange County Community College District is an insufficient reason to use district funds that may be allocated for emergency measures that the NOCCCD designed for the money to be used. I hope that any candidate in the future understands that these funds can be used in better ways to improve the student's lives at the community colleges of North Orange County. The NOCCCD students-at-large would greatly appreciate the money better spent on a regularly scheduled election in November 2016.
  • Rita Wainess
    Rita Wainess United States, Fullerton
    Sep 21, 2015
    Sep 21, 2015
    We can use this money on so many better, beneficial projects. Why waste this time and $250,000 on a special election after a unanimously agreed upon vote?
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