(Note: At the time of writing this story, Educate Dallas’ endorsements were not readily available. Since this morning, I received a press release regarding their endorsement for this race, and have updated the story throughout accordingly.)
Not to sound like a broken record, but the fact that three of the four races for school board trustee have more than two people running is incredible when you consider that in 2011, Dallas Independent School District canceled elections.
Today, we will take a look at the District 4 race. District 4 includes Balch Springs, Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, and Pleasant Grove. Omar Jiminez, Jaime Resendez, and Camille White are running for the spot currently held by Nancy Bingham, who announced she would not run for reelection.
And just as a reminder, I am breaking down each race and assigning a mathematical value to key endorsements for a final score. Because of the volume of candidates, I’ll be featuring one race a day through Sunday. Early voting begins Monday and lasts until May 3, with Election Day on May 7. For information on early voting, click here.
The scoring system goes a little something like this: Experience is assigned a number value of one. Endorsements should matter too, so each one those are also given a value of 1. I considered six sets of endorsements in this system, largely because the organizations providing them have a regular history of endorsing candidates. Those endorsements are The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Kids First, Educate Dallas, the NEA, Alliance AFT, and The Real Estate Council PAC.
In this race, there is no incumbent, so there will be a possible score of 6 (DMN, DKF, Educate Dallas, Alliance AFT, NEA, TREC). (more…)