Four years ago, we endorsed then-challenger Rebecca Gomez after then-incumbent Robert Hammond used an absurd slur to describe homosexuals.

While we think she has served on the board respectably, we think Jim Palmer makes a stronger case for representing District 1 on the Orange County Board of Education.

Jim Palmer has a long and accomplished record of public service, including his involvement with the Orange County Rescue Mission, of which he serves as president.

His priorities are in line with what a candidate for any board of education should be: putting students ahead of bureaucracy, ensuring teachers have the resources to do their job, promoting transparency in how the board of education functions and making sure that the county Department of Education is doing what

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