February 23rd, 2011 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: Schools, Politics

Portland School Board Member Dilafruz Williams Not Running for Re-election

Dilafruz Williiams

A second incumbent on Portland Public Schools' board of directors has decided against running for re-election this May.

Dilafruz Williams, who was elected to the board in 2003, announced today she won't seek a third term. She joins current board member David Wynde in declining to run for re-election. Two other board members up for re-election on the May ballot—Bobbie Regan and Ruth Adkins—have filed to run this May.

The only candidate so far for the southeast Portland district represented by Williams is Greg Belisle (PDF), a program manager for Impact Northwest. Here's Williams' announcement:

I have decided not to seek re-election to a third term on the Portland School Board. I am honored to have been elected in 2003 and again in 2007 to the Board by the citizens of Portland. I am grateful for their trust and support in representing them during my tenure of almost eight years.

It has been one of my greatest professional privileges to interact daily with diverse parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, and friends of Portland Public Schools as a Board Member. Although I will not be seeking re-election, I will continue to be engaged with our schools in my capacity as a professional educator because I believe that robust public schools are important for a thriving democracy

 
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