Photo by Dustin Michelson
Students at Fulton K-8 participate in a 2015 ceremony. The school is located in subdistrict E, which LaShae Collins and Sharon Whitehurst-Payne are vying to represent on the school board.
A new candidate has joined the race to fill the San Diego Unified school board seat vacated by Marne Foster.
Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, a retired San Diego Unified educator, announced her candidacy at a meeting Monday night at Lincoln High School.
She’ll face off in June against LaShae Collins, who declared her candidacy two weeks before Foster pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and resigned from the school board.
Collins and Whitehurst-Payne – who cordially posed for a picture together at Monday’s meeting – are so far the only candidates for the seat, but more could enter the race before June.
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