San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria on Monday endorsed Shana Hazan, a non profit executive and former public school teacher, for the District B seat on the San Diego Unified School District board.
“Shana has a proven track record of delivering for San Diegans and improving the lives of families and children. Her leadership is exactly what our schools need now,” said Gloria.
“I have witnessed her leadership at Jewish Family Service, the city’s Human Relations Commission, and the state’s First 5 Commission,” he added. “I have every confidence that on the school board, Shana will continue to be a powerful advocate for our students, a voice for our parents, and will work tirelessly to deliver stronger schools.”
In addition to the mayor, five other members of the City Council have endorsed her election.
“I’m honored to have earned the support of Mayor Gloria and I look forward to working with him and the City Council to deliver stronger schools across San Diego,” said Hazan.
Hazan won 52.5% of the vote in the June 7 primary, and faces Godwin Higa, a former teacher and principal who finished second with 25.0%, in the general election.