Hart District holds elections for three of its five Governing Board seats

Patrick Done, Chief of Staff

November 8, the William S Hart School District will be holding its 2022 elections for three of its five governing board seats. Two incumbents, Dr. Cherise Moore and Mr. Bob Jensen, will be running for reelection in their respective districts. Hart High school and the surrounding Newhall Community are divided between Moore’s and Jensen’s districts. 

Dr. Moore is running against Teresa Todd, a community advocate and member of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce. Todd has focused on her commonsense solutions and dedication to hearing all sides of every issue. Moore has emphasized many of the same priorities as Todd but has also campaigned on her record of prioritizing the needs of Hart District students and the historic nature of her position as the first Black woman to serve on the Hart District School Board.

Bob Jensen is running against Andrew Taban, the chair of the Santa Clarita Democrats and a former liaison to Assemblywomen Christy Smith, who is running for Santa Clarita congressional seat. Taban has focused on the values of inclusion and diversity, while Jensen has built a platform around parent choice in public education. This race has had a far more partisan tone than Moore’s and Todd’s race, with Taban flaunting his support from state-wide Democratic officials and Jensen emphasizing his endorsements from Republican congressman Mike Garcia and Republican Assemblywoman Suzette Valladeres

The winners of this year’s school board elections will have a significant impact on future school policy and could fundamentally shift the direction of the Hart District for years to come.