The Fresno Teachers Association is supporting three candidates -- two of whom are challenging incumbents -- for seats on the Fresno Unified School District board in the Nov. 6 election.
The FTA representative council voted Monday night to recommend Esmeralda Diaz in District 2, Andrew Doris in District 5 and George Whitman in District 6, FTA President Eva Ruiz said Tuesday.
The recommendations came after candidates interviewed with the FTA, Ruiz said. The representative council has about 150 teachers from throughout the district, she said.
"We're excited to recommend these candidates," Ruiz said. "We believe they will represent the students, parents and teachers."
Doris, a business consultant, is one of two candidates challenging incumbent Carol Mills, who represents the Fresno High area. The other candidate is Nicholas Montoya, a case manager.