Trustee Edwin Flores Has Decided Not to Run For the Dallas ISD School Board Again

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Edwin Flores, at right, will wrap up his second term as DISD trustee, then that will be that.
On the other side is a missive I just received from Dallas Independent School District board member Edwin Flores, in which the longtime District 1 trustee announces that he will not seek another term. I asked Flores why not -- if, maybe, this had something to do with the furor over Joseph Drake's recent suspension. He said no, absolutely not.

"It was a hard decision," he said before taking a long pause. "I've never quit anything in my life." Another pause. "But these seats aren't forever. I've served seven years, and I am proud of what we've done. But everything has to come to an end." Flores, who recently received a $10,000 endorsement from the Dallas Regional Chamber's EducateDallas PAC, said he's been contemplating this for a while.

"My wife didn't want me to run to begin with three years ago," he says. "I just need ..." He pauses again. Clearly, the decision was not an easy one. "My kids are older, I need to spend more time with them. You know how many of their events I've been to this year? None."

Flores, of course, will complete his term. But he does not know if he'll endorse Mike Greenberg, the sole candidate so far for District 1, or someone else; the filing deadline, after all, is March 5.

"I am waiting for the field to be filled out, and I am sure as soon as people realize I'm not running..." Now, he laughs. "When the incumbent isn't running, it gets more attention. I am going to wait for the field to fill out. I heard someone else picked up a packet."

Below, his farewell.
It has been an honor to represent you and the citizens of District 1 as your Trustee on the Dallas School Board for almost seven years. We have made significant gains in student achievement and accomplished many of our goals in graduation rates, financial efficiency, curriculum and instruction, and improved facilities. It has also been a great honor to work with so many dedicated parents, administrators, teachers and staff.

However, I want you to know that I will not be seeking re-election. The time has come for me to spend more time with my wife and family. I am certain that the voters of District 1 will select the most qualified candidate who will continue to work closely with our community, fellow trustees and the administration to educate all students for a lifetime of success.

It has been an honor to work with my fellow trustees, true public servants who represent their individual districts with distinction and a focus on students.

Edwin Flores, Ph.D., J.D.
Trustee, District 1
Dallas ISD
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23 comments
WatchingSouth Detroit
WatchingSouth Detroit

Watch out - politicians who leave "wanting to spend more time with my family" usually come back with 2 years to run for another office. 

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Katom Coupon Codes

Actually no. using isolated events to paint a narrative about a whole group is unfair and unjustified. For every crime an illegal immigrants commits, I could find thousands of articles commited by Americans.

Stephen Whitley
Stephen Whitley

so he's going to fuck everything up then leave?  nice...plus...wife?  am I missing something here?  I thought he was gay!  not that there's anything wrong with that

Broharl
Broharl

"We pay for eight hours, and we mean to get 8 hours of work."  That ridiculously ignorant statement will be his real legacy.Poof, be gone!Signed,A Teacher!

Steve
Steve

One less Republican is always a good thing.

DISD Teacher
DISD Teacher

If the person who picked up the packet to run in Edwin's stead is the woman I am thinking of, look out.

She and Edwin have worked hand-in-glove and she will be Edwin 2.0.

Greenberg is not one of that pack of wolves; the time to say "thank goodness" is not until he is elected.

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Zinio Coupon Code

I came to the U.S. legaly, my parents applied and waited 7 years to get in. I paid my own way through college, where I received 2 degrees. 

Guest
Guest

I am thrilled that Mr. Flores will not be running for re-election.  He has no respect for teachers nor do I think he really cares about all of our students.  He cares about the ones with parents who can vote for him or can help him politically but if you are not on that list - forget it. It's obvious that he has figured out there is no way he could actually get re-elected.  Not to many people are very happy with him and his decisions right now.

vm
vm

Thanks for your service to our community. Edwin took time from his busy life and disd has been better off since he has served. The disd has always been a mess, and has been relatively scandal free on his watch. Budget cuts are hard to deal with.

Syd_nancy
Syd_nancy

Good for you Edwin, and Thanks for all you have done. You have always been very open to me and my concerns about my kids at DISD. It's a shame so many folks don't have a clue what its like to volunteer for your city. I've seen your actions and intentions twisted soo many times it's become ludicrous. Good Luck to to the new guy, you'll have a ball.

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

Free at last thank God Almighty were  free at last from Edwin Flores!    Take Blackburn with you too.

Joyce Foreman
Joyce Foreman

Thank you for moving on... please take Bernadette Nutall with you. 

JM
JM

Is he going to give Educate Dallas their money back?

trudat
trudat

...after a few rounds of rough and tumbling DISD politics - many sane people tap out...

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Good Riddance to Bad People...Flores needs to leave after the stunt he pulled...

Joyce Foreman
Joyce Foreman

I agree.  He can take  all of them but Carla Ranger and Adam Medrano as far as I am concerned. 

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