Monday, August 13, 2012

Armas Encourages Young Former Council Candidate to Run for Hayward School Board

By SHANE BOND, The Citizen
​Peter Bufete, the 22-year old former candidate for the Hayward City Council, will file for one of the three open seats on the Hayward school board this fall. The move comes after the board’s president, Jesus Armas, chose not to seek re-election following a salacious scandal with a fellow board member.

​Bufete was praised as an energetic and impressive candidate by local political officials during his run for Hayward City Council last June, but lost by a wide margin to fellow competitors, Councilmembers Barbara Halliday and Francisco Zemeno, along with Greg Jones and Al Mendall. Bufete captured only five percent of the vote.

​He would be the seventh candidate to file for the open seat, which has a Wednesday deadline for potential applicants. The initial filing process ended last Friday but when an incumbent doesn’t file for re-election the date is extended by five days.

​“I ran on an education platform for City Council so I think joining the board would be the best way to get my ideas across and be able to make changes I originally wanted to do. I got a lot of encouragement from community leaders to apply for election so going into it, I know I have a lot of support,” said Bufete.

​Some of that support comes from the current incumbent, Armas. Bufete admits that Armas suggested he  run for the school board. Bufete also happens to have been friends with Armas’s son and attended high school together. Bufete declined to comment on the recent controversy involving Armas’s affair with board member Maribel Heredia.

Hayward Councilwoman, Barbara ​Halliday, said she thinks well of Bufete’s application and encouraged him to run. “I was very impressed when he was running for council and I think he was somewhat inexperienced and young but he is certainly someone who would work hard and be willing to learn,” said Halliday.

​According to Bufete, Paul Hodges, a board member for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, was his biggest influence to apply for the Hayward school board. “He said I should really consider it and it got me thinking about it,” said Bufete who made his decision to apply as early as last Friday.

​Luis Reynoso, a critic of Armas and member of the Hayward school board, thinks fondly of Bufete’s application. “It is a great idea to have incumbents challenged and the more candidates only gives the community better choices,” said Reynoso.

​Reynoso then added that Bufete’s influence, Hodges, is a friend of Armas. ​Reynoso added that Armas’s encouragement is suspicious and may be an effort to still maintain political clout in the Hayward Unified School District. Nevertheless, he said he isn't that worried about Bufete's candidacy.“The community will have to decide,” said Reynoso.

Armas was contacted for comment but has not returned phone calls at this time.


Poor Peter has been given the kiss of death even before becoming an official candidate.

Peter is off to a good start. Like all prospective crooked politicians they always align themselves with the ruling machine. In this case the ongoing corruptness of Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia in HUSD and Paul Hodges of HARD. Good going Bufete you will get plenty of machine votes.

I am not really impressed by any of the new candidates. Maybe later we will see

Maribel Heredia will soon sleep with Pete Bufete showing him those crotchless panties. (poor Bufete will lose his virginity to a pig)
If Pete Bufete sleeps with the same dogs then he will to get the same fleas.

This is sad. No wonder Hayward can never get its act together...it would rather condemn everyone that runs for office including the people that wish to do real good in its town. I, too, encouraged Peter to run for School Board but you don't see that as a headline. And because Armas happens to be a supporter of this young man, Peter falls into the pit of harsh public opinion. Reynoso, you should be ashamed to try and defame this young man, it shows just how desperate you are. Keep your fight between you and Armas and both of you stay away from the School Board.

Peter, don't run for anything in Hayward as Hayward doesn't deserve you.

Proud former teacher of Mr. Buffete

7:37 yes is not good Bufete is tied to Armas and Hodges I know both of the people and their political friends. That is bad, bad, bad company for Bufete.

I don't think Reynoso was talking trash at all about Bufete he just stated the truth. If you are a teacher I hope you are still not teaching. Did you miss the part of "​Luis Reynoso, a critic of Armas and member of the Hayward school board, thinks fondly of Bufete’s application."

I think your commentary shows how desperate you are to promote more people like Peter Bufete, Lisa Bruner and Heather Reyes. These people do not know anything. No wonder our children can't read that well in Hayward if the teachers can't either.

I want to move my kids out of Hayward because I don't think Reynoso and McGee by themselves can do the job. The community has to help clean up the corruption too among the teachers union.

Armas leave the schools alone and focus on your family. I can't believe this. now you're going after your son's friend-Peter Bufete?? What does your son think of you cheating on your wife? What about your daughter. Jesus man get out of dodge. skulk away. hopefully this boy doesn't lookup to you! Hope your son doesn't lookup to you.

Bufete is 22 years old a grown man so he knows what he is doing and he should be watched with caution. I think he s corrupt too.

Anonymous huh? Not man/woman enough to identify yourself? Who do you think you are maligning someone else's character; someone you don't even know? If Peter is guilty of anything it's being genuine, idealistic, and sincere in his desire to make a difference and improve the community as a whole. Am I biased? Yes. I have no problem identifying myself. My name is John Williams and I am Peter's step-father who has raised him since he was 5 years old, and I KNOW Peter. I know him to be of unimpeachable character and singular in his committment to any cause he decides is worthwhile. And he believes the improvement of Hayward is worthwhile. Its uninformed cowards who think they're baseless comments make them important that do the most damage to the political process, and cause good people to shy away from public service. I hope everyone can understand what I'm saying and will see through such banality as this comment. Thank you.

By the way, my comment was a specific reply to the second "remark" on this list.

terrible article and terrible reporting.

What is wrong with encouraging motivated 20-somethings to excel and work for solutions. Most kids in that generation want to sit back and let others do all the work. It seems as though he got encouragement from the Hayward City Council and other Hayward organizations. We should all encourage our youth to get involved and give back to the communities that they grew-up in rather than watching them move out of it.

Good reporting now I know where Armas and Hodges still have their little tentacles.

Keep reporting ebcitizen.

Bufete welcome to politics in Hayward it does not mater if you are 18 or 300 years old. You will not get my vote due to your associations.

I am all for 20-somethings getting involved in changing community. But there is a big distinction between getting them involved and putting them in charge where they are making decisions that affect thousands of students, teachers and families who are already suffering because of the schools.

What happened to WORKING and paying your dues? I am sure he is a nice guy and all, but the schools are in crisis and we need real leadership. He just ran for the city council and I hope he is not running to use this as a springboard to the next thing. I am not saying we need an experienced politician, but how about a person with at least a progressively responsible work history?

My message to Peter and all candidates is this: please do not use Hayward students for your own professional advancement. The kids and families in Hayward deserve someone who is committed to them and not running because they lost another election.

Amen 12:41 enough of incompetent people.

Oh no now we actually have a daddy defending a candidate for the school board. What is next his mommy will tell us we have been bad to their little boy Peter Bufete?

People I am sure Bufete is a nice person but his incompetence and his friendships with corrupt politicians will not get my vote either sorry and live with it.

When are we going to get more assertive knowledgeable candidates in this area that do not need their teacher, mommy and daddy to come defending and that REALLY they know what they are talking about?

Jenn Shaw parent of of 2 in HUSD

IP addresses for 12:36 & 1:03 trace to the same address:

24411 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544


1:24 can you find the IP address and trace of Santa Claus I have lots of emails when my kids sent them during Christmas. I and my kids really need to know where he lives.
here is my email to send me the info:


How can you see their IP addresses when I can't even?

Wow Jenn Shaw, you have a lot of issues and are sorely in need of a reality check. So what if I defended my son? As a parent of 2 would you stand by while people such as yourself made baseless accusations against them? If you would I truly feel sorry for your kids. Please tell me what FACTS you have to back up your allegations that Jesus Armas and Paul Hodges are "corrupt politicians"? I know them to be dedicated pulic servants with longstanding and strong ties to the community who have made a difference. What can you say about yourself other than you like to throw stones? I sure hope you don't live in a glass house.

Dear Parent of Peter Bufete,

Your child is running for the HUSD school board race.

I will not vote for your son Pete Bufete because of:
1) School board president Jesus Armas and his corrupt land deals and sexual affairs with a fellow board member, Maribel Heredia.
2) Shady deals in land use from Hodges in HARD and Armas in HUSD

Your son by association will not get my vote and will be staying after school because you as a parent do not see any the corruption at the school board due to conflict of interest in corrupt votes and land use shady deals.

Where have you been? Did you not read ebcitizen on Jesus Armas and MAribel. If you do not know you and your family should stay away from any school that parents like me have to depend on to send our children. WAKE UP.

Ok, coming straight from Dad...

Armas/Heredia/ Buffete

You are not helping your son.

Also, someone please tell the Hayward political elite that Hayward kids should not be used for a social climber's learning curve. Truly sad for the kids and community. I did not think the situation could sink below crotchless panties, but it truly has.

Why are we still talking about this? Word on the streets is that Bufete has already dropped out. Congratulations Hayward! You managed to scare off a good guy.

In the future before we assume anything just by association, we should remember that people can choose who they support but they can't choose who supports them. Look at all of our officials who are associated with Mary Hayashi, Nadia Lockyer, Anna May, Greg Jones, and the list goes on...

To future public officials, please don't let negative people prevent you from wanting to do good

Managed to scare off a good candidate???

Good riddens I also agree with 2:06. Shame on all politicos to use the children to push unqualified people like Peter Bufete.

If you are scare of Hayward politics now it only gets worse as time goes on. Good Riddens.

To Mom and Dad of Peter Bufete please keep someone as unqualified as your son Bufete out of races that require good brave knowledgeable candidates. I too if he runs will not vote for your son.

i read that heather reyes was the treasure on the campaign of greg jones. also that annette walker is supported by greg and anna. is this true? please let me know. if true neither will get my vote!

Yes, 4:23 it is true. Bufete will never get my vote now that I know who he is.

Hayward continues to have a small little circle it seems.

Armas, Heredia, Jones, May, Hayashi, Lockyer, Rodriguez, Reyes, Walker, Brunner, Bufete...

Ditto on 5:47 small corrupt circle... is John Taylor in there too?

I am not voting for new candidates stupid Heather Reyes or dumb Peter Bufete for sure. The rest I am still mulling over. We need good strong people to join the good fight with McGee and Reynoso.

My daughter is turning 18 in October. I checked the law and she will qualify as a board member on election day. She is First year at Chabot college. We are lifelong Democrats. She has done many donation functions for her schools before and wants to make sure music is available to all.

My wife and I have decided that a school board is a good place to learn politics. I think she can help Bufete on the board.

I know tomorrow is the last day to file. Is there a charge to run or signatures required? Any requirements at all?

You people are sad and pathetic to attack Peter's father like that. Yeah lets discourage the youth from getting involved in good things in Hayward rather than helping increase the violence the youth comit already in this city. You guess are utterly stupid. His association with Armas dosn't mean he is corupt, it just means he needs to pick his friends better.

As far as the corrupt circle in Hayward, May,Jones, and Reyes are not part of it. You conspiracy theorists need to have something to talk about and I know you will keep going, but the sad fact is you are wrong. Get a life and grow up.

You want to know who the corrupt are? EVERYONE on the board now, Reynoso and McGee are worse because they are also dumb as hell. Reynoso dosn't even understand Robert's Rules or when he violates the brown act. Which he does time and time over again. But I don't expect any of you people to understand what the Brown act or Robert's rules are. You want corrupt? How about McGee and Brunner sending goons to tell people how to vote at the polls? Happened to several of my friends, how about that?

You people have no idea what you are talking about. Go get educated and get a life.

Active Citizen

you write so well. i wish i knew who you were 7:34. i would shake your hand and then pay for a college degree for you. looks like you have no clue as to way these things work. armas and heredia are horrible. they have proved it. heredia always late and leaving early. armas working deals for his buddy. add to the fact that brunner took lots of money from teachers and you got yourself a wopping 3 people who have meetings outside the meeting which violates the brown act. add in there may and jones, city council and city manager, now city ho and city council and you have stupidity all over again. plus it with reyes and now you just have dumb multiplied. this is simple math. please tell me who you are so i can shake your hand at the next board meeting.

Do not vote for any person that the HUSd board member publicizes . At the last board mtg., when reviewing new board policies,made mention was made the of board president has votes rights, etc.
Armas Vetoed, two months ago, placing the Bond on the agenda (public information) why?
To much work
Superintendent Evans did not want to do. Public information. The influence of Donna Bechnel and Katherine Benson over Dr. Evans on decisions and they are HR

7:52, I have dyslexia you dumbass. It isn't a matter of education so go fuck yourself.

I know exactly how these thigns work, as I work on campaigns all over the Bay Area, and I know politics and I know people. Jones and May are great people and you are and idiot for thinking otherwise. DO NOT debate with me you will loose I promise you that.

End this while you can, and be thankful I have educated you.

why does anyone have a probelm with Heather Reyes? I was considering a vote for her. Why should I not?

Jones and May are both liars and adulterers with no integrity. He isn't now and never was City Mgr material. He is nothing but a nerdy, geeky wimp who has no balls. He has an excuse for everything. It is unfortunate that there are so many gullible people who believe his lies.

Heather Reyes is a complete idiot I agree she was a parent at Faith Ringgold that I I did not like. She made everything horrible when my son went there. I will not vote for her. Heather does not know how education works. She reminds me alot about Lisa Bruner. I think she was the treasurer for Greg Jones and I think she is working with Annette Walker if that is true I will not vote for Annette Walker either.

Has Armas and Jones swapped mates yet? We need to match Greg Jones with Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas with Anna May.

Those people are corrupt to no end. We need to get those out, but now with Heather Reyes and Pete Bufete running itis going to be difficult to have any changes. I will not vote for incompetent people like Heather Reyes or Pete Bufete.

Assistant Principal at HUSD,

Very sad at 6:26, "My daughter is turning 18 in October. I checked the law and she will qualify as a board member on election day."

Are you serious? This position requires a matured individual that has a business and education acumen. The board members have to address everything from retirement options for the employees to education curriculum and not to even mention employee, student discipline, large vendor contracts, parcel tax, etc. etc.

This community if it really wants to get its act together on education it needs to seriously start looking at the qualifications for people to serve on the board.

I will not be voting for Bufete or your daughter.

Please start looking at how important this position is to the community. The board is not as you mentioned, "My wife and I have decided that a school board is a good place to learn politics." The school board is for people with much more experience than your daughter and most of the new candidates hoping to get voted in as trustees.

My school, teachers, office staff, custodians and students need much better qualified board members.

I second the sentiment in 7:30 am post.

The HUSD voters need to have and choose fully qualified candidates that can deal with a budget that is $210 MILLION and nearly as large as the City of Hayward. Do you want someone who has no experience with large budget management and an understanding of fiscal responsibility sitting on the Board and making decisions on how to spend the money we are providing them through our taxes? Remember, they are spending our money and when they do a bad job, they don't pull out more from their pockets, they put another bond measure up for vote and get it from our pockets. We pay for their decisions. And, if we let the Board be a practice ground for future elected officials, we pay for their learning curve as well.

No, we need candidates with strong academic and work experience with large budgets that contain archaic rules around grants, contracts and requirements that only the public sector can seem to create. Just look at the last budget that HUSD released. How transparent is it that the overall budget is $210 million? That number should be one of the first things listed but you have to cobble together dozens of different table amounts to come up with an overall budget amount. Why? Because confusing budgets allow money to be manipulated, hidden and categorized so it can't be easily tracked.

Not only does the Board member need to deal with fiscal issues, but they need to address personnel issues as well. Do you want someone who has only held a job a few years actually making decisions about who should stay or be let go? How do they know what performance means or what the appropriate personnel practices and rules are in regards to discipline and other personnel actions?

Ask yourself, of the candidates we have available, who has the background and skill to do this? Demand qualified candidates rather than names that look at the school board position as a stepping stone to another elected office. The students of HUSD deserve a Board that is well-qualified and dedicated to working for them.

BTW, reference for HUSD budget is from:

Here's the link to the 2011 HUSD budget:

Decide for yourself if you can determine what the actual total budget amount is and on what page it is listed.

Its easy to judge a 22 year old and say he's inexperienced and doesn't know what he's doing. I first met Bufete when he was about 16 years old and running around to every school during the strike. I saw him at every board meeting and even seen him stand toe to toe with our incompetent school board.

Fast forward to 2012 and Bufete is back to put a new face on HUSD. If you have met this young man and read his bio you will understand why everyone will step up to defend his character. At 22 years old, he graduated college early, owns his own business, and manages to stay more involved with our schools than any candidate running this fall.

He did not have my vote for City Council in June but he has my vote and support this November. I hope the rumor isn't true and that he still plans to run for School Board. We need to get that kindergartner Reynoso as far away from our School Board as possible.

Hayward Teachers for Bufete

Retired teacher in Lodi,

Ditto on 7:30 and 8:46, I have been following ebcitizen since I first read of the affair and just got hooked on watching the past videos too from your district website.

Now I see why Dr. Reynoso is relentless on asking rhetorical questions. I called him at 51O-274-1807 and he actually called me back! I saw him on video and I noticed that he questions things that he already has answer for and he told me he does that so that people at home understand what the board is voting on. Well said Dr. Reynoso. I do not know if you read these posts but if I lived in your area I would vote for you. Here in Lodi our board is just as bad as the rest of your board since they seldom have complicated questions for staff and only want to rubberstamp everything.

You people have an election coming up and I wonder if the next batch of candidates will be rubberstampers and pose for nice picture like most boards?

Pure incompetence ditto on the 7:30 too.

Bufete does NOT get my vote or that girl that thinks the Board is a good place to learn politics.

To add I will not vote for anyone that thinks highly of Armas or Hodges those are slimy people.

Bufete please do not run because our schools are suffering already too much we really need to be more selective on who gets on HUSD.

Another point Heather Reyes is really more stupid than Lisa Brunner I know her from Faith Ringold do not vote for her either. She made a mess of my school.

If Bufete is going to depend on his mentors to advise him, why don't we vote in his mentor since it will be his vote?

Oh wait, his mentor may be Armas or Hodges or his dad? Really? Shouldn't we get who we vote for and not a proxy?

Teacher at HHS concurs with 7:30,

I knew Peter Bufete, kid means well but I really do not want my career to depend on his experience. His family is nice too but candidly he does not have it for school board.

I cannot stand Jesus Armas and his wife since both of them cheated many teachers out of retirement and bonuses. The district should have seen that Jesus Armas was a conflict of interest with his wife being in HR.

Maribel Heredia, Paul Frumkin, and Sheila Sims appointed him to sit on the board for shame on them.

The affair of Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia all makes sense in a full circle. The district attorney needs to investigate if anyone benefited from the voting on Armas and Heredia since his appointment.

Sorry Pete. I am not voting for you either. I appreciate your intentions but I am not gambling my classroom or my retirement on your training to be a politician and your political associations. God Bless.

I agree with teacher at HHS Armas's wife cheated teachers out of retirement benefits and darling Jesus
and his girl voted for a retirement bonus for his wife. There was a conflict of interest.

Assistant Principal agrees with teacher at HHS 12:48

who is going to contact the DA's office?

classified agrees with AP at 4:51 who agrees with teacher at HHS at 12:48.

I won't be voting for Reyes at all. she makes no sense. I have been around her at meetings and have spoken with her. not good for this position. and I won't be voting for befete either. sorry kid. why is he running for school board. he ra. for city council. next it will be the hard board then for senior class president. he just wants a position. that's just pike lamnin too. she is running for everything.

Very curious why the Hayward Daily Review has not covered this story much at all. Isn't incumbents not running for office at the last minute a big deal?
Why was the deadline extended in the first place?

Armas' new puppet on the school board. How many strings are contoling this new puppet?

When you go to the HUSD website the link for school board members has been taken down. I wonder why? Armas pulled some strings to have it taken down so that you can't contact him and his girl. Only in Hayward. HUSD makes Oakland look like a progressive district. Unfortunately the state needs to takeover the district to get rid of the corruption. That is what turned Oakland around.

Here is the info from board page on those 2 sleaze bags. Web page was taken down and her phone number was removed:

Mr. Jesús Armas
2849 Trimble Court
Hayward, CA 94542

Ms. Maribel Heredia
22319 City Center Drive #2122
Hayward, CA 94541

Is there a non-profit human services organization out there interested in organizing a fund-raising event that is guaranteed to bring in lots of money? All you have to do is get Jesus and Maribel to volunteer to be in a dunking tank at the Zuk fair this weekend. There are so many people who are angry at these two that you could rake in a lot of money for your programs. Maybe the local PTA or the teacher's union strike fund. Just thinking.

Maybe Peter Bufete, Sara Lamdin and Lisa Brunner can have that event since they are good friends with the sleazy ones. And they can collect money fro their campaigns that way.

I think there is one politician in Hayward that got left out earlier in the blogs. Mary Hayashi and Nadia Lockyer were mentioned along with Gregg Jones, Anna May, Paul Hoges, Maribel Herdia and of course Armas. I am sure these politicians would all be on the list of endorsers of assembly candidate and ex-city council member BILL QUIRK. I hope MR. QUICK has not gotten his campaign literature printed for the Novenber election because it is going to cost some money to remove all the names from his list of endorsers.

People ask what is happening to East Bay Politics. None of this is new. It has just coming out into the open and I hope all the good people of this blog and Hayward keep up the pressure to cleane up politics in Hayward.


So, who is next to go by self-destruction, recall, or resignation? I personally would like to be involved in any orgainzed focus to go after such self-proclaimed leadership groups like the Hayward Demos, Sherman Lewis and his fight 238 group, Shoreline planning group, they all have a hand on contaminating the politics in the area. What do you say people?

I want to get rid of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. Jesus is very involved in it. No doubt if he is allowed so much involvement then the people at the Hayward Chamber must approve of Jesus behavior on the board.

There is no corruption in the teachers union. Before you move,.. understand that the school board does not teach the children , the teachers do. All Hayward teachers have a degree from an accredited four year college and at least a fifth year teaching credential , so they can all read well. Also HUSD has always provided excellent Professional Development . Surrounding Districts know this and love to hire away HUSD teachers after they are trained by HUSD at great expense to HUSD. Why do teachers leave HUSD?

1:37 I wouldn't say there is no corruption in the teacher's union. I would say Hayward has some exceptional teachers. A degree does not make one a teacher. Yes, I have a degree as a matter of fact two. Ask some of the officers in HEA who paid for their IPADs? Student services used student, yes student grant money to purchase IPAD2 for all administrators and some union official. Ask for a list, you would be surprised.

5:46 you didn't mention the board members also received IPAD 2 as a gift from Wu-Fernandez

HUSD Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Open Session 6:30pm
Meeting at Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward 94541
Council Chamber Room – 2nd Floor

It's not enough to write in these blogs. We must take a stand and attend school board meetings. It's not necessary to speak. Your presence will speak for itself. Be there or be square!

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce should be looking to kick HUSD's butt all over the place since the low school scores keep businesses from coming to Hayward which drives down property prices which lowers the types of businesses that do come to Hayward. A terrible downward spiral all because of the mismanagement at HUSD and no one holding them accountable! The HCoC should be ashamed of itself.

to 9:36. They wont do that you kiding because Jesus Armas the same guy that had that is in bed with Maribel Heredia also interviews school board candidates to for the school board and is the school board president. Do not expect even the Hayward city council either they are all the same all have a connection. As a small business owner I will not renew my dues and you do the same is better not to have anything to do with those crooks at chamber and council.

So are there any candidates worth supporting as a candidate?

I actually really liked Bufete when he was running for school board, but hearing how he is connected to certain people is very disheartening. I'll have to reconsider my initial instinct to vote for him.

Can you fix the right border? All the words are being cut off at the end of the lines.

Get rid of the chamber? It is part of the national Chamber of Commerce. Educate yourself before you spout off.

There are a lot of ignorant bloggers on this site.

The Hayward chamber is ignorant and corrupt. Do not renew your membership. Do like I am goign to do. Say no to Jesus Armas and hi buddies.

to 10:26, I think people like myself are fed up with the people in the Chamber. Not so much of what chambers can do but more so of the quality of people the chamber currently has. So I say lets get rid of The people in there and keep the chamber. Jesus Armas and his compadres are all in the same den.

Okay, Folks. Here’s the latest regarding tomorrow night’s HUSD Board of Education meeting. The audio system is, miraculously, not working properly at City Hall so the board meeting may not be televised. How convenient! This does not happen when the Hayward City Council has their meetings, but it does for HUSD board meetings? This is too convenient for me to accept without question. Is it possible that once again Armas is using his connections at City Hall to hide the Vote of No-Confidence discussion from the rest of us? I think we will all need to attend the meeting tomorrow night to hear the discussion for ourselves. I’m going! What about you?


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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hayward Unified School District Trustee, Maribel Heredia.

Immediate Resignation of Maribel Heredia, HUSD Board Member

It is the responsibility and privilege of Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees to promote the education of Hayward's children to the highest standard possible. We are demanding Maribel Heredia resign immediately due to her dereliction of duty and unbecoming behavior for an elected official.

Maribel Heredia has failed to fulfill her duties in a manner that is transparent, forthright, and shows goodwill to students, parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators.

Ms. Heredia has an ongoing problem with her commitment to attend meetings; she is frequently tardy and leaves early.

According to a story published in ebcitizen.com on July 26, 2012, Ms. Heredia admitted under oath that she does not read board materials, but depends on the judgment of another, unnamed HUSD currently elected board member to make decisions on how to vote. This is collusion and creates a myriad of possible conflicts of interest.

Ms. Heredia, is a subject of an ebcitizen.com article, published July 25, 2012, that exposed a scandalous illicit affair with fellow HUSD board member, Jesus Armas. Both have families. This behavior demonstrates poor ethical judgment.

We believe that Ms. Heredia was obligated to disclose her new relationship (that is widely thought to have started over a year ago) with fellow board member, Jesus Armas to the community at large. In that time, Ms. Heredia has voted on hundreds of agenda items that greatly affect and influence the quality of education in our community and working conditions of HUSD employees.

The community believes that Ms. Heredia has failed in her duties as an elected Trustee for HUSD. Therefore, we demand her immediate resignation.



Parent ***

Before you all Crucify Peter. You should know the facts. I definitely thought that Peters dad should not have went public with this defense of his son. But thats a dad natural instinct. I think we should give him a shot. Its America! For the person wanting "experience" and "wisdom" blahblah blah blah bull shit.. that is one of the reason why our nation is soo fucced up currently is becuase of all this cookie cutter imagery! What happened to the days where we could say something without someone feeling like a piece of shit.. Didn't we learn as children sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt me. lol Im guessing we have all fell for the pussification of America!

Im in full support of getting Jesus out! he also needs to get kicked out the chamber because he is a cancer. He is the type who just tried way to hard to be accepted and when he wasnt accepted he threw everyone under the bus.

He is a very shady, shady meaning, cowardly, I like people like Larry Ellison! this guy will bulldoze over you ! Jesus will just give you a hand shake then stab you in the back when your not looking!

What we need to do is hit the reset button. We need change, as much of a cliche' it is now to say Change. WE NEED IT! we are one of the poorest performing school districts in the state. we have way too many smoke and mirrors going on. Atleast Peter is sincere, Yes he is young, but he is not tarnished nor corrupted by the good ol' boys. Give him a chance.

I will be voting for Luis and Peter. I am in total support to a recall for lisa Brunner.. also please., and I mean please someone take those sharpie eye brow pens away!!! can someone take her to macy's in the mall and show her to the MAC counter!!!


Michael Hunt and Jack Mehawf!

Mr. Buffete must distance himself from Armas and the Chamber of Commerce. He should be studying the budget; categorical funding; special education; proper use of grant monies. He needs to know the laws that govern these issues so that he can see that HUSD is NOT in compliance with most of them. To make a change in this district he must be willing to question not just accept what blather is provided by the administration. District management depends upon the ignorance of board members. They are so very happy when an uninformed candidate, who has his heart in the right place but knows nothing about the real facts of education, is elected. Then there is no real worry for the administration; there is no call for accountabiity or transparancy.

I agree with 2:22, Bufete if he s to get elected he needs to watch what the community is saying. They like Reynoso and McGee.

Bufete or any candidate that is running they need to butter up to Reynoso and Mcgee.

what does paul frumpkin have to say about this?

Please in expressing outrage, please do NOT forget to sign the petition demanding Heredia resign. The petition includes information about her relationship with Jesus and failure to perform due diligence as a board member Here is the link and full text is below:


It is the responsibility and privilege of Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees to promote the education of Hayward's children to the highest standard possible. We are demanding Maribel Heredia resign immediately due to her dereliction of duty and unbecoming behavior for an elected official.

Maribel Heredia has failed to fulfill her duties in a manner that is transparent, forthright, and shows goodwill to students, parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators.

Ms. Heredia has an ongoing problem with her commitment to attend meetings; she is frequently tardy and leaves early.

According to a story published in ebcitizen.com on July 26, 2012, Ms. Heredia admitted under oath that she does not read board materials, but depends on the judgment of another, unnamed HUSD currently elected board member to make decisions on how to vote. This is collusion and creates a myriad of possible conflicts of interest.

Ms. Heredia, is a subject of an ebcitizen.com article, published July 25, 2012, that exposed a scandalous illicit affair with fellow HUSD board member, Jesus Armas. Both have families. This behavior demonstrates poor ethical judgment.

We believe that Ms. Heredia was obligated to disclose her new relationship (that may have started over a year ago) with fellow board member, Jesus Armas to the community at large. Since that time, Ms. Heredia has voted on hundreds of agenda items that greatly affect and influence the quality of education in our community and working conditions of HUSD employees.

The community believes that Ms. Heredia has failed in her duties as an elected Trustee for HUSD. Therefore, we demand her immediate resignation.

2:48 same asswipe phuctard who keeps spelling good RIDDANCE ..good riddens...

HEY stop worrying about who's sleeping with home as if has nothing to do with board issues/elections/education and go back to school, educate yourself and spell correctly, you moron

We need strong new candidates than what is presented to us voters. we need more of Reynosos or McGees.

In reading the 8:57 they believe the sexting and sexual indiscretions is not board business. I hope you are not a candidate or related to a candidate.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...the proper word/spelling is whom not home. It is so very entertaining when someone who is filled with hate speech shows what a "moron" they are. Where were you educated HUSD?

7:35 there is a difference between a "typo" and illiteracy.

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