Baldwin Park school board to appoint new member

Tonight’s the night.

The Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education is expected to appoint a new member today to fill the seat recently vacated by former member Marco Dominguez.

Here’s the list of interested candidates:

Luis Carranza
Paul Flores
Leonor Garcia
Olga Morales
David Olivas

A few interesting notes. Anthony Bejarano, Sr. and Mary Ferrer —- who ran for the board in the last election, but lost —- aren’t up for the job. Bejarano, Sr. had expressed no interest in it, and actually, he said the board should appoint Ferrer since she got more votes than he did.

And also worth mentioning, Olivas is the former Baldwin Park city councilman who announced early last year he would not be defending his seat because he wanted to focus on his attorney career.

“It’s the point in time when I should be at my peak in terms of number of clients, earnings and I simply cannot do that when I’m spending a good portion of my day being a council member,” Olivas said.