By Nick Sestanovich
2 incumbents, 1 newcomer to run unopposed
As Benicians get caught up in who to vote for in the mayoral, city council, assembly, state senatorial, congressional, senatorial and presidential races, they will have one less election to worry about: the Benicia Unified School District’s governing board.
As board President Gary Wing announced at Thursday’s school board meeting, “We don’t have to have an election this year.”
Three candidates are on the ballot in 2016, all of whom will be running unopposed. Incumbent trustees Wing and Stacy Holguin will be running on the four-year rotation, and social worker Celeste Monnette, who will be running on the two-year rotation. After Holguin was appointed in January to succeed Rosie Switzer, who had died in November, she was placed on the two-year rotation to fill out the remainder of Switzer’s term, after which she would be put on the four-year rotation if she would have won in 2016.