CHINO - Chino Valley Unified board member David Black found himself having to explain his candidate statement after union officials questioned it.
Black defended the statement in the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters' Voter Information Guide at last week's board meeting.
is seeking to reclaim his seat, along with other incumbents James Na and Fred Youngblood.
In response, Black
candidate statement be read in a different way.
statement is intended to encourage the community to think carefully about how they'll chose the next school board member.
"And make sure whether the person who is endorsed by unions or not, that their selection was going to do what parents want the elected people to do and not what organized groups might like those elected people to do," Black
insisted multiple times that he
never said, "Unions shouldn't exist."
"You're not allowed to make any comments against a group.
It needs to be about you, as the candidate, and, in this case, about me," he
"I don't believe we would have approved (Black's) statement if there was an Election Code (rule) saying that," said Felisa Cardona, communications manager at San Bernardino County elections office.