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Another day, another new bid for a seat on the Denver school board.

Now throwing her hat into the ring is union organizer Rosario C. de Baca, who will run for the southwest Denver District 2 seat currently held by Andrea Merida.

C. de Baca is a field organizer for Colorado Wins, a union that represents 31,000 state employees. She’s also a former member of the Colorado Board of Education’s Gifted Education Advisory Committee, the Denver Public Schools’ School Improvement and Accountability Committee and the DPS Citizens Committee for Bond Expenditures. Her five children are also DPS graduates. 

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association, which announced several of its DPS board race endorsements early, hasn’t yet made an endorsement in the District 2 race in part because union officials had not yet interviewed likely candidates like C. de Baca. Incumbent Merida has announced her plans to run for re-election. 

The new candidate will formally kick of her campaign next week.