BEN BOLT–The man who lost his election last month on the Ben Bolt ISD School was appointed to the position again after they found his opponent didn’t qualify for the position.
Jesus Barrientes defeated Joe Anthony Perez for a school board position on the Ben Bolt Palito ISD last month.
After he was elected, Perez and others said Barrientes was convicted of a felony and couldn’t serve on the school board. According to the school board rules, if you are convicted of a felony, you cannot be a member of the Ben Bolt Palito Blanco School Board.
School board members voted to remove Barrientes and tabled the appointment until the meeting in December.
Last night, school board members agreed to appoint Perez to the spot on a 4-0 vote.
“He was the most qualified with all the training after servimg as a board member over the last two years,” said Ben Bolt ISD School Board Daniel Bueno.
Perez will serve a two-year term and will be up for re-election in 2012.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org
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