UPDATE: Trustee Steve Smith called to point out a typo I made in the post. The correction has been made, and can be seen highlighted below.
Stockton Unified Trustee Steve Smith wants to remain on the school district dais, his campaign manager Don Parsons announced today. The announcement squashes rumors Smith was destined to run for City Council.
“I didn’t seek public office to build a career – I already have a career,” Smith said in a written statement. “I ran for office to make a difference in our school system – Stockton Unified has been one of the most difficult challenges facing our city and I felt I could make a difference. That job is not done yet.”