Four seats on the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Harlandale ISD elections a street fight under the radar”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 29, 2013; “Harlandale Board needs some change”, San Antonio Express-News, May 2, 2013.
District 1: Juan Mancha is challenging incumbent Joshua Cerna. Mancha has the endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio and the San Antonio Express-News editorial board.
District 2: Christine Ann Carrillo is running unopposed; board member Tomas Uresti is stepping down.
District 3: Erma Vianney Casarez and Susie Peralta are challenging incumbent trustee and Vice President Esequiel Mendoza, Jr. Casarez has the endorsement of the San Antonio Express-News editorial board.
In District 4: Norma Cavazos, and Melissa Flores Rodriguez (Facebook) are challenging board President David Abundis. Cavazos has the endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio and the San Antonio Express-News editorial board. Luis Bravo has withdrawn.
The remaining seats are not up for election until 2015:
- District 5: Velma Ybarra, Secretary
- District 6: Anthony Alcoser; “Harlandale trustee charged with DWI during Fiesta”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, May 1, 2013.
- District 7: Jesse Jay Alaniz