November 6, 2018 Coronado Unified School District Governing Board Member Elections

Three seats on the five-member Coronado Unified School District Board of Education will be up for election in the November 6, 2018 election. The three incumbent board members whose terms expire: Lee Pontes, Lou Smith, and Ester Valdes, are all eligible to run for another term. All three positions will be four-year terms, expiring in November 2022.

Any person is eligible to run for office if he/she is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and not legally disqualified from holding civil office. Employees of the District who are residents are permitted to apply but may not continue employment with the District if elected.

All candidates must file with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Information can be found under the Candidate Filing Guide at The candidate filing period will open on July 16, 2018 and close on August 10, 2018.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: