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Dillon seated on E.C. Elementary School Board

February 02, 2001|By KELLY RAUSCH, Staff Writer

Ramona Luera Dillon was provisionally appointed by board members to a seat on the El Centro Elementary School District Board of Trustees during a special meeting Thursday.

Dillon, who says she's "interested in seeing what I can do to help kids," was one of four candidates seeking to fill the board vacancy left when then-Trustee Steve Walker won a seat on the Central Union High School District Board of Trustees.

"I'm honored by the confidence placed in me," Dillon said after being sworn into the position.

Pledging to look at all issues with an open mind, Dillon said she was "happy to be appointed and get in the middle of it and see what I can do to help teachers and children."

Dillon is the human resources manager for Imperial Stores. She and her husband have two children, both of whom attend public schools in El Centro.


"She's expressed her interest in being on the board before," board President Ron Hull said, referring to Dillon's candidacy in a past election.

"We feel comfortable with the selection as a board," Hull said.

Trustee Janie Marlborough echoed other board members' sentiments when she said "it's great to see such good candidates" apply for the seat. Carl Hinshaw, Blake Miles and Sedalia Sanders were the three other candidates.

Dillon's provisional appointment lasts only until November's election, when she'll have the opportunity to run with other candidates to fill the seat for the remaining two years of the term. Two other seats will be up for re-election at that time as well.

Staff Writer Kelly Rausch can be reached at 337-3442.

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