Today is election day for the School Board of West Covina. Three seats are up for grabs as six candidates battle for the spots.
Early last week, I had this idea of asking all six candidates three questions regarding high school football at West Covina. Here is my post on this if you would like to know the questions.
After reading their answers many times over, I have decided to post the answers I liked best.
Now before I begin this, I want to thank all the candidates for participating. I really was impressed by their cooperation. Keep in mind, I do not know any of these fine people personally.
Here are the responses I liked in order of preference, along with my comments.
Brenda Martinez The top spot was tough, but I thought her answer to question #3 was really detailed and spot on. Many changes need to be made physically to Thyberg Field. Thanks Brenda.
Daniel Monarrez Mr. Monarrez also touched on an improvement that needs to be addressed at Thyberg Field. I feel that Mr. Monarrez is also committed to keeping Bulldog Football as strong as possible. Although I will take exception to a statement of his…*my thoughts on this quote are at the bottom of this post.
“I really enjoyed seeing the high number of alumni and staff/faculty members that were present and how they were allowed to be on the actual field with their families.
Michael Flowers I am impressed that he has attended every home game this year. His answers were short and to the point, not a bad thing. Mr.Flowers suggested that the dance team and the band collaborate, but that would require the band to play something contemporary. Not likely to happen.
Camie Poulos Answered all the questions, however, I was a little disappointed that she could not think of something that needed improvement at the games. Did make mention of Coach Mike Maggiore and Mr.Bruce Leinbach, two names synonymous with Bulldog Football.
Suzanne Augino Sort of answered my first question, and then went on to pitch herself on why she should be elected. No doubt that she has a passion for school sports, no one can lead a Booster Club (Softball) that long and not be passionate!
Her family’s accomplishments in high school sports is remarkable, and I thank her for sharing that. Just wished she would have answered question 2 and 3.
Eric Pinal Short answers. Not convinced that he was too familiar with Bulldog Football.
*My thoughts on Mr. Monarrez statement that I quoted. I have witnessed previous star players asked to leave the sidelines, but yet faculty members can stay with family/friends on the field. There has to be a much fairer way to decide who enjoys the game from the sidelines. By the way, I do not blame the coaching staff for this.
I would like to thank all the candidates once again, and wish them all good luck today in their run for a seat on the board.