Philip J. Perez / Web Editor
Tony Diaz, candidate for the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents At-Large seat, has withdrawn his name from the Nov. 6 ballot citing a possible conflict of interest. Diaz submitted a written request for withdrawal on Aug. 23.
“I withdrew my name in order to avoid any conflict of interest if I were to be elected to serve on both the CCISD (Corpus Christi Independent School District) Board of Trustees and the Del Mar College Board of Regents,” Diaz wrote in an email to the Foghorn.
Diaz currently sits as the secretary for the CCISD Board of Trustees and is currently running for re-election.
“I am a proud graduate of DMC class of 1954 and my lovely wife is a proud graduate class of 1963,” Diaz wrote. “As members of the Former Students Association and now as members of the Alumni Association, we have helped to raise monies for scholarships since 1986 and will continue to do so. We love Del Mar College and we will continue to do anything we can do to support our students at Del Mar.”
There is currently one seat open for the At-Large seat on the BOR, a six-year term.
Diaz’ departure leaves four candidates vying for the seat in the Nov. 6 election. Those candidates are Herbert Schueneman, Larry Lee White, Ramiro Gambi Gamboa and Sandra Glover-Messbarger.
Other seats up for election are District 1 – incumbent Gabe Rivas and candidate Abel E. Perez, Sr. and District 3 – incumbent Elva Estrada (unopposed).