I am a candidate for CUSD School Board, and I would like to address a letter from last week’s Eagle & Journal that mentioned me by name. The author’s premise was the importance of voters getting to know “thy” candidates for School Board. I couldn’t agree more. The author pointed out that I am a member of the board of the Coronado Democratic Club. This is not something I have hidden. I joined the club over a year ago, and through it I’ve been privileged to listen to expert speakers on combatting the Mexican sewage contaminating our beaches, escaping religious cults, the mental health crises facing our Coronado youth, and many other topics relevant to our community.

In the spirit of “getting to know thy candidate,” I would like to continue the author’s letter and point out that, in addition to being a member of the Coronado Democratic Club, I am also a mother of three CUSD students (one at CHS, one at CMS, and one at Village), a full time attorney, a military spouse of 18 years and 5 deployments, the CHS women’s JV tennis coach, the Board President of Safe Harbor Coronado, the former Board President of the San Diego Naval Officer’s Spouses Club, the co-chair of the League of Wives Memorial Project, treasurer for the Coronado Band and Choir Boosters, Youth Chair for the Coronado Flower Show, a member of the Coronado Women’s Club, and a member of the Coronado Junior Women’s Club, where I was recently recognized with the outstanding community service award. If anyone is interested in learning more about me and my candidacy, I encourage you visit my website at vote4alexia.com or contact me directly at alexia4office@gmail.com.

My point is that being a member of the Coronado Democratic Club is a small part of my life – it does not define me as a person or as a candidate.

Finally, in the spirit of Dean Eckenroth [Jr.]’s stated aspirations for Coronado to return to non-partisanship in our elections and governance, I resigned from the Coronado Democratic Club, effective July 16, 2022. While I have enjoyed my time with that group of Coronado citizens dedicated to improving our community and I’ll miss our passionate debates, I’m convinced the best thing for our community is to focus on civility, common sense solutions, and working together to improve the public education of our students. I challenge my fellow candidates to do the same.

VOL. 112, NO. 29 - July 20, 2022

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On your website you said that you want to "A safe learning environment includes freedom from bullying, cyberbullying, and discrimination based upon gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. Our students have dealt with unprecedented challenges over the past two years and they need to feel safe and secure in their environment in order to maximize learning. Depression and other mental health issues are on the rise and our students need to know the district and the community support them."

The question is how? What type of curriculum do you support? What will you be supporting that you want the children to be taught? To be specific how young should a child be exposed to the teaching about sexuality, gender issues, and other complex subjects. Whose values will you support? Will the parents have rights to raise their own children? Will the school and all who work for the school system protect parents rights. Is there any room in your view where an under age student can receive gender blocking drugs without parental consent? Also in regard to depression and mental will parents be encouraged to take part?

How do you plan on accomplishing your stated goals? What can the public look to in order to see your plans? The people of Coronado need to know

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