Challenger enters PUSD board race
(Updated to reflect Linda Vanderveen filing her papers.)
By Steve Dreyer
The Nov. 6 Poway Unified School District race will have a least one challenger.
Sabre Springs resident Kimberley Beatty on Wednesday returned her nomination papers to run in the fall.
The terms of veteran board members Andy Patapow and Linda Vanderveen expire at the end of the year. Patapow submitted his completed nomination papers to the county Registrar of Voters Office on July 31. Vanderveen completed and submitted her paperwork on Wednesday.
Since both incumbents filed, the deadline for all candidates to submit their paperwork is 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).
Beatty will be making her second bid for a seat on the school board. She placed fourth in a field of seven candidates in 2010, collecting 14.2 percent of the votes cast. Incumbents Todd Gutschow and Penny Ranfle, along with newcomer Marc Davis, were elected then.
Beatty is a former DEA agent who serves on the executive board member of the Palomar PTA Council. She is the council’s legislation chair, a post she has held at Mt. Carmel High School, Black Mountain Middle School and Creekside Elementary School. In recent years she has written several opinion columns regarding education for the Pomerado Newspaper Group. She has been a school volunteer for 15 years. She and her husband, Ned, have four children.
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