Candidates File for Natomas School Board Race

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Updated Sept. 20, 2023

The race is on for a vacant seat on the Natomas Unified School District board of trustees with several candidates already vying for votes.

At the close of the filing period the following candidates had filed paperwork with the Sacramento County elections office (in alphabetical order):

  • Shahzad Anwar — parent, technologist and realtor
  • Brenda Borge — past president of Natomas Teachers’ Association and retired school counselor
  • Scott Dosick — parent and former Natomas Unified school board member
  • Monique Hokman — parent and businesswoman
  • Amir Khan — parent, veteran and small business owner
  • Krystal King — parent and early childhood educator

The deadline to file candidacy paperwork was August 11. Candidates must reside within Trustee Area 4 to run in this race.

The school district’s Trustee Area 4 seat has been vacant since April 2023, when Cindy Quiralte resigned her position on the school board less than five months into a four-year term.

In May, the Natomas Unified school board voted to hold a special election to fill the vacant seat for the remainder of Quiralte’s term rather than create a short-term appointment until the 2024 election. 

The new school board member for Trustee Area 4 will be sworn in at a regular board meeting after the Nov. 7 election is certified. The newly elected school board member will complete the term for the Trustee Area 4 seat, which runs through December 2026.

For more information, visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office website.

Three candidate forums have been scheduled for the NUSD Area 4 special election:
• Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Natomas Charter School hosted by Natomas Charter School
• Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. via Zoom hosted by Natomas Black Parents United
• Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Club at Natomas Park hosted by The Natomas Buzz, League of Women Voters of Sacramento County and the Natomas Park Master Association.
All candidates have been invited to participate in all three forums.

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