The Hollister School District announced the it appointed Jose A. Perez, Jr. to provisionally fill the vacancy for Area 1. The position was previously held by Carla Torres-Deluna.
The vacancy occurred as a result of lack of candidates during the Nov. 8 general election.
The district said Perez will hold office until the November 2024 election unless a qualified petition calling for a special election is filed with the San Benito County Office of Education by Feb. 3.
According to his application, Perez works for SEIU 521, a union that represents over 50,000 employees in the Bay Area and Central Valley, where he enforces over 146 contracts for its members. He holds a jurisprudence doctorate from the Monterey College of Law.
According to the agenda, Kim O’Connor also applied for the vacancy and is a real estate broker and retired teacher/administrator. It also states she holds a master’s degree in administration and leadership.