Armas, Heredia Will Not Seek Re-Election

ELECTION ’12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The central figures in the tawdry affair erupting at the Hayward school board over the past two weeks, will not seek re-election in the fall.

The 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to complete filing for the Nov. 6 ballot came and went Friday without paper work from either Jesus Armas or Maribel Heredia. An alleged affair between the two school board members featuring salacious text messages has been the talk of the school district since the revelation was reported July 25 in The Citizen.

Since both incumbents failed to meet the requirement, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has extended the deadline to Wednesday, Aug. 15, but not for Armas or Heredia.

Maribel Heredia, Jesus Armas

School board member Luis Reynoso, however, will appear on the ballot as one of six candidates vying for three open seats. Elections in Hayward are at-large contests with the top three vote-getters joining the five-member board at years end.

Other candidates to qualify for the ballot include former city council candidate Sara Lamnin, Heather Reyes, John Taylor, Annette Walker and Wandra Williams.

The decisions by Armas and Heredia not to seek re-election may allow the often polarized board a chance to regroup in the next year. Armas, a former Hayward city manager and school board member since his appointment in 2010, had pulled papers for his seat late last month, but failed to complete the filing. Heredia, a board member since 2008, was believed to be eyeing re-election before reports of an improper relationship between her and Armas, the board’s president, were published last month. Heredia, in fact, never pulled papers with the registrar’s office.

During last Wednesday’s shortened special meeting, Armas gave no sign he would be opting out of re-election. However, there were rumors throughout the day suggesting Heredia was poised to resign from the board. That did not happen, although the rumors were heightened when she arrived 15 minutes for the ultimately truncated 20-minute special meeting abruptly adjourned by members William McGee and Reynoso. Both objected to recommendations given to staff July 25 being omitted from the agenda packet during the past hearing. The notes made specific references to the Armas/Heredia affair.



Categories: affair, county registrar, Dennis Hayward, hayward school board, Jesus Armas, Luis Reynoso, Maribel Heredia, Sara Lamnin, William McGee

67 replies

  1. By MW:

    Oh rats. That means if I want to observe some clowns in action, now I will have to buy a ticket from Barnum & Bailey and also travel all the way to San Francisco next time the circus is in town.

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  2. Too bad for Tavares. He could have sold t-shirts saying “NO ArMAS”. I wear XL. My dog wears Medium.

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  3. I am happy to see them go.Maybe now the board can get back to the business of helping the children. No more drama,that is good for the children.

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  4. Citizens of Hayward and my fellow Americans, I have chosen not to run for another term as a member of the HUSD. My decision is made with a heavy heart because I know I did the right thing for all the right reasons. I now need to focus on my family and my health. It was very demanding serving on the Board but it has taken a toll on my health. I leave with a heavy heart.
    Jesus Armas.PS you won't have me to kick around any more. I am not a crook.

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  5. But you can always call me “Chuey Armpits!”

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  6. The decision not to run for re-election does not end this matter. Both Armas and Heredia need to resign their seats immediately.

    Their decision(s) should not put an end to investigating what has really happened since Armas was appointed in 2010. His attempts to manipulate board decisions regarding property issues should not be ignored. He has profited as a consultant or has the potential to profit from sale of surplus property. Both of them have an unusual relationship with the million dollar legal firm that advises the district and that needs to be looked into also.

    Jesus Armas has never done anything for altruistic reasons, he always makes sure that he can benefit in some way from anything he does. They both used the sutdents of HUSD to further their own ambitions.

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  7. 6:41, yes the board needs to investigate if any money was made of the kids. It is all abut the kids. So now lets see how much Maribele Heredia and Jesus Armas have benefited from being on the board.
    Yes we have a right to know.

    I do not know why they have not resigned yet. Their illicit affair is a conflict of interest?

    Shame on Armas and Heredia you guys are sickos taking advantage of the kids and making money of them while you are on the board. Yep you sure know how to take care of the kids. lol

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  8. Help, Help, Help anybody there?
    I have fallen and I cannot get up.
    Help! Help!

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  9. They must resign. Now without having to run for re-election, both can do whatever they want. They have free reign to raid the district's cupboards for themselves and their cronies.

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  10. How can we be part of the Brunner recall?

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  11. Can someone tell me exactly what Lisa has done? I'm not seeing her in any of the stories.

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  12. I ask the question: if not good enough for armas/heredia, how about morgan mack rose in sl? left her husband and two kids for a fellow who left his wife and two kids and now she is running for city council-i guess her antics qualifies her to sit on the council??does it???tony santos

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  13. Monica Ruiz
    3:21m I think the diff here is where you have 2 board members sittign on the board at the same time casting votes. BIG DIFF.

    Nothing but corruption by Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia.

    Now if Jesus left or Heredia left I do not think anyone would care if one remained behind.

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  14. 2:20 am.
    I saw people by Lucky's at Harder collecting signatures a few days ago for recall of Lisa Brunner and I did not sign it because I could not believe what she did.

    I saw the video finally and I can see why people are ticked off. In the video she comes down on Reynoso for reporting 2 board members in conflict of interest having an affair. I agree with Reynoso and I think most honest people do.

    Lisa gave a lame comment that we need to only talk about the kids. I agree she needs to be recalled for not maintaining her own house which is the board.

    So where can I sign the recall for Lisa Brunner? I went back today and they were not there at Lucky's collecting signatures.

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  15. We need to recall Armas and Heredia right now. Don't wait until after the election their integrity is shot.

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  16. A Grand Jury investigation should fit the bill. At the next HUSD board meeting Armas and Heredia should be given the choice to resign or the continuing force of the community requesting a Grand Jury investigation.

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  17. Heredia is such a fake! She must resign now before her dirty laundry brings more embarrassment to her children.

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  18. Heredia was on the BOE when the board was over-paid for years. Perhaps she should write a check and return all the stolen funds from our children and give the money back to Hayward students. Please. We need a Grand Jury investigation now.

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  19. OMG, Armas. You quoted Richard Nixon in your good bye above (8/11/2012 5:02). He was the ultimate crook. Thank you for clarifying yourself, Crook Armas.

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  20. Is not just Armas . It is Armas and his cronies which I am sure is Mayor Sweeney and the entire city council and the developers in the area.
    Is one big corrupt ring.

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  21. RE: August 12, 2012 10:14 AM and the Grand Jury.

    I heard a rumor that Armas has a female insider on the Grand Jury process that's kept him from being investigated and brought to trial while he was City Manager. Thought I remembered stories about D. Rodriguez tipping him off so he could get the case thrown thru his contact. Fits his profile. Hope Tavares looks deeper into the Armas corruption trail.

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  22. Oh Tavares you prove yet again what a dumbass you are and how bad of a reporter you are.

    Take look at the Alameada County Reg. of Voters website, scroll down to the HUSD candidate protion and low and behold… The firs two names filed are Armas and Heredia. You are such a dumbass Tavares.

    People, this should make us all wonder about the reporting of Steven Tavares. he can't even correctly report on a simple filing story.

    Geto out of reportign Tavares, your too stupid. I keep telling you to take underwater basket weaving. Something you might be good at, or maybe watching paint dry…?

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  23. 3:33 PM

    The Alameda County Reg. of Voters pdf actually has Armas and Heredia on the top of the list but shows their candidate status as “Incomplete Filing” which means they may have pulled the papers but they didn't actually finish submitting the final paperwork to be included on the Nov. ballot.

    As far as I've been able to tell, Tavares has actually been correct on nearly every fact he's reported on in the last year. And, just the fact that he's covering this story just shows up all the other media sources covering Hayward.

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  24. This person at 3:33 is something else. Nice reading skills. Are you a product of the Hayward school system or were you dumped in continuation school?

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  25. Tavares, 3:33 reminds me of Lisa at board meetings. Reading things and not understanding.

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  26. Found it! Misappropriation of Grant Money, I always knew Chien Wu Fernandez, Donna Becnel, Kathryn Benson, Jeanie Duarte- Armas and Janice Duran were dirty. I can't believe my eyes. Write a grant “saying” you want to help students and then rob the students blind, while buying administrators top of the line IPADs. What is really going on in Hayward? Another Grand Jury Investigation needs to happen before these crooks move to the next district!

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  27. I'm 3:33

    Oh nice Tavaris, did I strike a nerve? Okay so maybe underwater basket weaving is to tough for you. So watching paint dry it is for you.

    Om nothing like Brunner, shes a dumbass. I have this thing called dylexia. But I don't expect any of you to under stand what that is.

    Pklease Tavares, for the sake of all of our IQ's please! Go away!

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  28. Well, I don't know about all of you, but I am supporting NONE of the incumbants.

    Staven Tavares sir, I would like to see and article about the non-incumbants running in the election.

    What do all of you think about the non-incumbants?

    Ryan

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  29. You did a good job in Anna May and Greg Jones along with Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia, as a bonus you go to expose in the meetings how stupid Lisa Brunner really is. I say keep on reporting. Your reporting brought Jeus Armpits and Maribel Hardon down. Way down baby!

    Good Job Tavares.
    Can you tell us if Anna May, Maribel Heredia, and Lisa Bruner ever went to college?

    I don't think they ever graduated from high school. They sound very stupid when they speak.

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  30. You have to wonder why Armas was so strongly in favor of selling off “surplus” HUSD property? Grapevine says he has his hands involved with the old Mervyn's HQ building deal as well as lots of extra work due to the infamous mini-loop.

    A little too cozy with the developers, eh Armas?

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  31. I think what we have heard so far in the various articles and following blogs is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep digging, Mr. Tavares. We have just skimmed the surface so far. Keep digging and maybe, just maybe, you can turn over your findings to the grand jury. Thank you for helping to clean up Hayward and sending dirty politicians on their way out of our town.

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  32. HUSD is a CORRUPT operation . . . corrupt, incompetent Administration, corrupt, incompetent School Board, and EXTREMELY corrupt but powerful Teachers' Union.

    It is any wonder that our kids are losing out!!!

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  33. 5:32 100% agree

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  34. 8:37

    You are stupid, did you go to college? What Dumbass U?

    Anna May speaks very well, and even still college has nothing to do with that. Your and idiot. Go to college you dumbass.

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  35. I think 8:37 is one of the dumb ones:

    Lisa Brunner, Anna May, Maribel Heredia

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  36. Anna May is very ghetto just like Maribel Heredia and Lisa Brunner.

    I wonder if all of them have done Jesus Armas

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  37. Wait what 8:39?

    Gheto? Do you even know the women? YOu don't even know what gheto is you idiot.

    No he didn't do a good job on Greg and Anna because there was nothing to report. Stop saying stupid things people. Funny no one answers my arguments. If Greg and Anna are so bad then why did they win their elections in such big ways? You people are stupid.

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  38. 8:56 greg and anna had people brainwashed. they are incompetent. greg didnt even run the city that well and quiet as kept was doing a horrible job. anna was the worse council member created. she said nothing of substance and when she did speak it didnt make sense.

    8:56 is probably heather reyes lisa brunner or annete walker posting. i dont think greg and anna would post. maybe they would they are losers right?

    actually it probably is heather reyes. just found out she was greg jones treasurer for his council election.

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  39. Small world is our town. Heather Reyes who is now running for the board was treasurer for Greg Jones and Ms. Walker was Jones' and May's hand pick to run against Armas the last time. Sarah Lamlin is connected to the political machine on the City Council…Is there no one but Reynoso who will not be beholden to some group????????? Thank God he is a lone wolf, dependent upon no one except the average citizen of Hayward.

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  40. to 9:52, that is why Reynoso is hated so much. The political machine does not own him. It is easier to criticize the enemy of the machine than to find out why the machine is threatened by some one like Reynoso.

    Keep going Reynoso!

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  41. Anna May is very ghetto just like Maribel Heredia and Lisa Bruner, and Heather Reyes

    I wonder if all of them have done Jesus Armas.

    My opinion from watching:

    Ana May has the attention span of a poodle and will soon have a breakdown because no one respects her.

    Maribel Heredia will soon sleep with Pete Bufete showing him those crotchless panties. (poor Bufete will lose his virginity to a pig)

    Hether Reyes is just as stupid as Anna, Maribel, and Lisa. ( I heard her before and she is a Lisa Dubmer clone)

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  42. Armas leave the schools alone and focus on your family. I can't believe this. now you're going after tour son's friend?? What does your son think of you cheating on your wife? What about your daughter. Jesus man get out of dodge. skulk away. hopefully this boy doesn't lookup to you! Hope your son doesn't lookup to you.

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  43. Yes please tell us-Lisa has negotiate with teacher's unions and that has to be a violation of some sort

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  44. Lisa talks forbthe teachers. she can't make a decision on her own. she has the mind capacity of a mouse. she is seen coming out of the teachers office or working on her 1st high school diploma from Hayward high. ooops, I mean 2nd.

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  45. I agree that liaison among colleagues is a tricky business, but the real “screwing” is still going on on the dais. People have brought out some good points here about illegal activity that they have witnessed or heard report of. The outrage needs to start whenever you hear about these things. Show up at council meetings and call them out. Go to the BOS and tell them what you think of items coming up for vote. When they see the community taking more interest they will stop with the backroom dealing. Do not tolerate closed sessions being used as a way to circumvent public involvement. That is a clear indicator of corruption. You should see how they slap each other on the back for being clever enough to carry off these illegal meetings, duping the public. If we demand that they act legally on the dais, they will be less likely to think that the public is so stupid that they will overlook bad behavior off of it.

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  46. 11:20, I agree with you, I am one of the people who spoke out when I discovered I was working in a corrupt district (Hayward). I refused to go along to get along as a result I am without a job. And if I list Hayward as a reference, God only knows who picks up the phone and what they will say about me. Others are being portrayed as “CRAZY, “Disgruntled ,” and having poor work performance. If the state doesn't stop this runaway train, who will? Many have sacrificed all trying to protect students and alert parents. Where do we go from here. The damage is done and continues to be done.

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  47. HUSD Board of Education Meeting
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    Open Session 6:30pm
    Meeting at Hayward City Hall
    777 B Street
    Hayward 94541
    Council Chamber Room – 2nd Floor

    It's not enough to write in these blogs. We must take a stand and attend school board meetings. It's not necessary to speak. Your presence will speak for itself. Be there or be square!

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  48. wow! I had hoped to find a spirited and civilized discussion regarding the shannigins of the school board. Instead I find a bunch of mud slinging and name calling. It's a disgrace to the citizens and students of Hayward. Evidently the system has been fractured for a long time and it appears the majority of the people responding on this blog must be a product of this education (or lack there of). Seems everyone wants to throw crap but don't want to address the true issue, THIS IS A POWER PLAY and Mr. Reynoso and Mr. Mcgee are tired of being on the short end of a 3-2 vote.
    Mr. Reynoso wants to be the big fish in the pond and will stoop to any level to acheive that goal. He has his own agenda. He may be have some good ideas but his methods have alot to be desired There is a reason why he was froced to resign (or be fired) and now wants control of the school board. Review the qualifications and goals of all the people seeking positions on the board, and when you vote in November, elect the ones who will take this district forward.

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  49. Heridia and Aarmas remind me of Edwards and his bimbo, and Bill & Monica! Happy to see them go. Hayward school board needs a change so that Will and Luis can continue to fight for the children

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  50. 6:36 is another one of the coward twits always blaming the change necessary to end corruption and always throwing mud.
    WE say Go Reynoso and Will kick as all the way.
    Having McGee and Reynoso control the board is a very good idea!!

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