Alexia Deligianni files for OUSD

Education Alliance Candidate Alexia Deligianni files for OUSD Race

From: eLECTION Watch 2008
an Orange Net News Special News and Analysis Series

OUSD Trustee Smith stays out of Area 3 race as…
Alexia Deligianni files for OUSD race

Education Alliance candidate and politically well connected Political Organizational Professional Alexia Deligianni pulled and filed papers on the last day possible for Orange Unified School District Area 3 Trustee Seat. Pulling papers but not filing to run for Area 3 was OUSD Area 1 Trustee Melissa Smith and Riverside Community College District Police Chief James Miyashiro.

Deligianni had long been rumored to be entering this year’s race as she had been openly soliciting endorsement from area politicians. Smith’s move to pull papers in the race was seen by some OUSD Board watchers as a move to try and make Deligianni think twice before entering the race. Smith defeated Deligianni when she challenged Smith’s re-election in November 2006 for the Area 1 seat (46.8% to 31.9%). In the Nichols Realignment of OUSD Area Trustee boundaries, both Smith and Deligianni had their houses moved into Area 3. Smith’s Area 1 seat is not up for an election until 2010. READ MORE