Keep on eye on this Martha Dominguez situation with the State Board of Education. Its really starting to get murky.
Apparently there is a document that exists that expresses some desire to exit the race for State Board of Education during the Democratic Primary. I am trying to acquire a copy of the document, but I don't have it yet.
In the mean time, there are some serious questions that will be raised.
#1 - Legal ramifications. Did it get filed with the proper authority? What is the next step? Is she disqualified. If so, where does that leave us?
#2 - If she is disqualified, who is on the ticket? Second place? Run off? Does the Party decide? State Democratic Executive Committee?
#3 - Or....are we S.O.L. and have no nominee on the ballot? Does that mean Charlie Garza just walks in to another term?
What is really crappy about this situation is the fact that Sergio Mora and Andres Muro actually wanted the position and worked for it. Dominguez? Not so much.
Now I'm wondering what her campaign finance reports look like...
I'm not sure where this leaves us but my suspicion is that it leaves us without a nominee on the ballot. If so, I'm gonna be really pissed because the SBOE race is very important and if we end up with a no opponent for Garza in November then we should hold Dominguez accountable.
A YISD source indicates that she was encouraged to run for the position by Marty Reyes and the Superintendent. Apparently Garza is a bit of a thorn in their side.
Stay tuned, this could be a big deal.