The Sun Voter Guide

Breaking down Madera Co.’s school board races

Madera Unified School District

Only one seat on the Madera Unified School District Governing Board is contested on the November ballot. 

The seat currently belongs to Ed McIntyre of Area 2. 

McIntyre has served on the board since 2014 and is foregoing the chance at another term. 

That leaves three candidates vying for his position: business owner Brent Fernandes, assistant engineer Alexis Raymundo and retired executive assistant Gladys Diebert. 

While Area 2 is open, three current board members will have a walkover in November. 

Area 4 representative Joetta Fleak, Area 5 representative Lucy Salazar and Area 7 representative Nadeem Ahmad are all running unopposed. 

Yosemite Unified School District

Area 1

  • Anne Flanagan, incumbent
  • Marc Gilchrist, contracts analyst

Area 5

  • Charles Allen, chief of operations
  • Carrie Jenkins, photographer/bookkeeper

Bass Lake Joint Union School District

Area 1

  • Denise Cudd, retired educator
  • Bill Atwood, incumbent

Chowchilla Elementary School District

Area 1, short term

  • Laurie Harry, incumbent
  • Stacy Burns, police officer
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at