October 20, 2021

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Stockton University District Trustee Candelaria Vargas resigned Friday

Candelaria Vargas, Stockton Unified University District trustee, resigned from the district board Friday with much more than a 12 months left till her phrase expires.

Vargas represented the district’s Place 7, which incorporates Stagg Higher University, Pacific Regulation Academy and John Adams Elementary University. She was elected to the SUSD Board of Instruction in 2018 and scheduled to be up for reelection next 12 months. 

In a assertion Friday afternoon, Vargas said that her household will be leaving Stockton and consequently she have to step down from the board. Her resignation took effect straight away.

“Owing to perform and commute explanations, my partner and I have made the decision to move out of the place, and this will demand that I resign my submit,” Vargas said. “I am a previous foster boy or girl and my husband or wife immigrated as an unaccompanied insignificant, so we know way too perfectly the pains of staying separated and apart from our people at a really young age and do not want that for our kids.”

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According to her LinkedIn profile, Vargas is effective as a marketing campaign director for the Day-to-day Kos, a progressive on the internet information media publication out of Oakland. Vargas is married to Max Vargas, former senior coverage adviser to former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and current deputy director of Initial 5 California. 

Candelaria Vargas described her time serving the district community, primarily pupils, as a Stockton Unified trustee as “a fantastic honor.”

“I am heartened by their brilliance and resolve, and by the advocacy of mothers and fathers and local community users who are unapologetic about the assets, alternatives, and management that our students ought to have,” Vargas stated.

Then-new Trustee Candelaria Vargas hugs brother Johnny Cuestas after receiving the oath of office in December 2018. At right is her husband, Max Vargas, holding their daughter Athena.

Vargas also took an possibility to converse out from some of her fellow trustees, accusing the “greater part board associates” of employing intimidation techniques towards other trustees and district staff users who dissent from them.

Though no other trustees were named in her statement, Vargas and fellow Trustee AngelAnn Flores usually serve as a minority voting bloc on the 7-member board. The other board members involve Trustees Cecilia Mendez, Alicia Rico, Ray Zuelta, Maria Mendez and Scot McBrian.