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With election day right around the corner, Dixon School Board candidate Joe DiPaola announced that he has been endorsed by the majority of City Council members, including Vice-Mayor Mike Ceremello, Thom Bogue, and Dane Besneatte. In making the announcement, DiPaola said "I'm very grateful for the tremendous support I've received from our community and its leaders."
DiPaola has also been endorsed by the majority of sitting DUSD School Board members, including President and school board candidate John Gabby, Dr. Irina Okhremtchouk, and Gil Pinon.
The endorsements are given in their personal (not official) capacities, but they still represent unprecedented support for one candidate. DiPaola is also endorsed by the Dixon Teachers Association and the classified school employees of SEIU Local 1021.
“As far as I know, this is the first time that any Dixon School Board candidate has received endorsements from the majority of the City Council, the majority of the School Board, the teachers, and the classified employees. After this election, we need to continue to work together for the benefit of the students.” DiPaola said.
Candidate John Gabby also received endorsements from fellow School Board Members Okhremtchouk and Pinon, and from candidate DiPaola. Likewise, the Dixon Teachers Association and SEIU Local 1021 endorsed Gabby.
The Dixon School Board election is between incumbent John Gabby and challengers Joe DiPaola and Guy Garcia. Dixon voters will be electing two of the three candidates to fill two empty seats on the Board.
Councilman Rick Fuller and Mayor Jack Batchelor have not endorsed anyone in the school board race.
The three candidates vying for two seats on the school board are , and basketball coach and businessman
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