Yucca Valley, Ca.,- There will be a “Whole lotta Slotta” goin’ round the Morongo Basin as Laurel Hilary Slotta campaigns for her bid for a seat on the Morongo Unified School District. The current President of the Republican Women Federated, L. Hilary Slotta, announced her run for MUSD at the Monday morning meeting of about 20 members in attendance asking for their support. The club members voted to change their name to Morongo Basin Republicans at that same meeting and accept the current club by-laws for the new club.
Slotta, a graduate of Yucca Valley High School, lists her current occupation as the Founder and Health Coach of the Healthy Gourmet Club on her Facebook page. Look for Slotta to continue speaking during televised Town Council meetings trying to increase her visibility and improve her name recognition prior to the November election.
According to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Elections rules, Slotta will not be allowed to list any political party affiliation or her political office positions on the candidate statement. The Republican Women’s Club is expected to hold a Candidate Forum and 2014 Campaign Headquarters this year which Slotta will be prohibited to chair as an official candidate. Other San Bernardino Republican Clubs also prohibit their Presidents from personally campaigning during club meetings or using their position to endorse any candidates.
There are two seats open in the MUSD election: Chris Proudfoot and Donna Munoz. The MUSD is shaping up to be a crowded race which may include the past appointed Yucca Valley Mayor/School Principal Merl Abel tossing his hat into the School Board ring. The current MUSD Board Trustee, Karalee Hargrove, is running for California State Assembly.
There are unconfirmed reports incumbent MUSD Board Member, Donna Munoz, may not seek re-election. Munoz has much on her plate as the Field Representative for 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos ,Vice President of the Yucca Valley Republican Woman Federated (now, Morongo Basin Republicans) and original Board member of the Morongo Basin Lincoln Club besides being a busy Wife, Daughter, Mother, Sister, and Grandmother.