Rose leads trio of Newhall candidates
By Brennon Dixson
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

With incumbents Brian Walters, Isaiah Talley and newcomer Ernesto Smith claiming a seat on the governing board of the Newhall School District after running unopposed, Area No. 2 was the only competitive race occurring in the district Tuesday.

Larry Heath, Donna Rose and Liz Guardado were the three challengers who’ve sought a spot on the Newhall board ever since Christy Smith announced that she’d run for the state’s 38th Assembly District seat.

During the campaign season, each candidate cited their experience in the district as a strength, but it appeared the voters of NSD’s Area No. 2 felt that Rose was the most qualified candidate.

Rose would hold a steady 50 percent of the vote going into Wednesday.

Having worked in the district for nearly a decade, Rose previously said, “I still feel like I know this district very well.”

If elected, Rose said she will look to provide support to the district’s new superintendent, which is something she feels qualified to do after serving as an assistant superintendent in the Santa Paula Unified School District prior to retirement.

About the author

Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson covers education for the Signal. He comes to Santa Clarita from Long Beach, where he was previously employed by the Press Telegram in Long Beach and the Daily Breeze in Torrance.

Rose leads trio of Newhall candidates

With incumbents Brian Walters, Isaiah Talley and newcomer Ernesto Smith claiming a seat on the governing board of the Newhall School District after running unopposed, Area No. 2 was the only competitive race occurring in the district Tuesday.

Larry Heath, Donna Rose and Liz Guardado were the three challengers who’ve sought a spot on the Newhall board ever since Christy Smith announced that she’d run for the state’s 38th Assembly District seat.

During the campaign season, each candidate cited their experience in the district as a strength, but it appeared the voters of NSD’s Area No. 2 felt that Rose was the most qualified candidate.

Rose would hold a steady 50 percent of the vote going into Wednesday.

Having worked in the district for nearly a decade, Rose previously said, “I still feel like I know this district very well.”

If elected, Rose said she will look to provide support to the district’s new superintendent, which is something she feels qualified to do after serving as an assistant superintendent in the Santa Paula Unified School District prior to retirement.

About the author

Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson covers education for the Signal. He comes to Santa Clarita from Long Beach, where he was previously employed by the Press Telegram in Long Beach and the Daily Breeze in Torrance.