Three candidates have thrown their hats in as school board candidates.

Joe Arenivar

  • Age: 78

  • Occupation: Retired Pittsburg Unified School District employee. Previously worked as an administrator and teacher. Served on the school board from 1997 through 2010. Ran for another term in 2010 but was not re-elected.

    Duane Smith

  • Age: 49

  • Occupation: Software engineer. President of the Parents Club at Foothill Elementary. Previously served for five years on Foothill's school site council. Unsuccessful bid for school board seat in 2010.

    Ruben Esqueda

  • Age: 31

  • Occupation: Software engineer. A member of the city's Advisory Council and president of Club Yahualica. First bid for a school board seat.