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ElectionsKong and Ngo pull papers to run for MUSD Board seat

Kong and Ngo pull papers to run for MUSD Board seat

Chia-Ling Kong and Minh Ngo have pulled papers to run in the upcoming Special Election for the open Milpitas Unified School District Board seat. 

The nomination period opened on Tuesday, November 12. 

On Facebook, just hours after stopping by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (ROV), Kong announced her intention to run, stating: 

“Our children deserve to have the best education and environment to succeed. Together, we will give them the best opportunities, our teachers the best support, and our families a safe and stimulating environment in MUSD.

“Open and fair elections are the foundation of American democracy. I am glad that this morning, another candidate joined after me and also filed his candidacy to the school board. We encourage every qualified candidate to also run alongside us, with us, so that Milpitas voters and families can have the best choice possible and the best outcome for our children.”


Today is the first day for March 2020 candidates to file their candidacy with the county office. This morning when the…

Posted by Chia-Ling Kong on Tuesday, November 12, 2019


On Ngo’s Facebook page, that same day, he announced: 

“Day 1 of the campaign trail. Here at the Santa Clara Registrar of Voters to pick up my candidacy packet for the MUSD Board of Education trustee.” 


Day 1 of the campaign trail. Here at the Santa Clara Registrar of Voters to pick up my candidacy packet for the MUSD…

Posted by Minh Ngo on Tuesday, November 12, 2019


On October 15, just several days after discovering the Special Election had been confirmed, Ngo had announced that he filed his Candidate Intention Statement with the ROV. Ngo, who was appointed to the seat on August 13, lost his position after the ROV confirmed petition signatures procured by individuals from the groups South Bay Eco Citizens and Better Milpitas. Both groups believe that the district made many missteps during the appointment process, and felt the appointment should have gone to Kong. 

So far, no other candidates have expressed a desire to run. 

The Special Election will happen on March 3, 2020.





Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self” and “Magic Within: Womb-Centered Wisdom to Realize the Power of Your Sacred Feminine Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.


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