… Jesus Armas. Here’s the brief for tomorrow’s paper, will have more on this later.
Former City Manager Jesus Armas was appointed to serve as an interim Hayward school board member Wednesday, and said he intends to seek a permanent seat in the November election.
That will pit him against outgoing City Manager Greg Jones and Councilwoman Anna May, who each are leaving their positions to run as a slate for two of the three slots available on the board.
School board members chose Armas from a field of 10 candidates in a 3-1 vote, with Luis Reynoso dissenting.
Reynoso was wary of the appointment because he felt district staff members were “less than transparent” in divulging the fact that Armas’ wife works as a human resources manager in the district, which he said creates potential for a conflict of interest.
In other news, today was the filing deadline for June’s election. All six of the City Council contenders mentioned in this story filed.