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The Alamo Colleges have nine districts represented by a trustee.

Three district trustee positions with two incumbents are on the May 10 ballot.

Early voting begins April 28 for the six-year terms.

District 4, covering the Southwest Side of Bexar County, has two candidates:

• Lorena Pulido, a public relations officer for the city of San Antonio,

• Albert Herrera, CFO of Lighthouse Charter School

• Enedina Kikuyu, community organizer for C.O.P.S.

District 8, which covers the North Side of Bexar County, drew three candidates wanting to help plan the future of this college district:

• Gary Beitzel, retired civil servant and the incumbent,

• Steven Anthoney Gonzales, civil engineer

• William Clint Kingsbery, a Northside Independent School District teacher

Northeast Bexar County is District 9, which has two candidates in the race:

• Felix M. Grieder, processing engineer

• James Rindfuss, attorney and the incumbent

“A trustee is an individual person or member of a board given control or power of administration of property, in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified” according to the dictionary.

When a person or collections of people elected as representatives are put in charge with the responsibility to decide where our education is going, attention and focus are needed.

If you don’t vote or research the candidates before voting, you have only yourself to blame if you don’t like the representation you get.

Voting without knowledge of the issues is a big mistake.

Learn each candidate’s stance on current events and topics, such as the tabled attempt to add EDUC 1300, Learning Framework, to the core curriculum, standardized e-books across the colleges and the adjunct-to-faculty ratio.

Check out theranger.org for coverage of these topics throughout this semester and turn to Pages 4-5 to find out which candidates share your opinion.

You can cast your ballot right here on campus in early voting at William R. Sinkin Eco Centro at 1802 N. Main at West Locust.

To find a complete listing of early voting sites, visit http://www.bexar.org.

The best thing to do to ensure your views are represented is to vote and make it an informed vote.

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