By John Glidden
This year’s Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education election has the potential to shift the balance of power on the school board as three of the five seats are open.
Board President Burky Worel and trustees Tony Ubalde and Ruscal Cayangyang are up for re-election. A longtime school board member in the 1990s — Worel was re-elected in 2014.
First elected to the school board in 2011, Ubalde was selected by the electorate to serve out the last two years of Cris “Oggee” Villanueva’s term.
Villanueva died from lung cancer in early June 2011 in the middle of his second term.
Ubalde received a second term of his own during the 2014 election.