Lucky first to file for Fairfield-Suisun School District seat

By From page A4 | July 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Robert Lucky, who as a student at B. Gale Wilson Elementary was inspired by hearing Matt Garcia speak about serving on the Fairfield City Council, is running for the Fairfield-Suisun School District board of trustees where Lucky wants to be an advocate for the disabled.

“He had a lot of integrity,” Lucky said of Garcia. “He was talking about all that he wanted to do for Fairfield.”

Lucky, running for Area 4 on the school board, is the first candidate to file for the Fairfield-Suisun School District. Trustees will be elected Nov. 4 by district rather than at large.

The 19-year-old lost his sight five years ago because of a rare genetic condition. He attends the California School for the Blind and hopes to teach guitar to the physically disabled.

Lucky was 13 when Garcia talked to students at B. Gale Wilson. The Fairfield councilman’s talk “really stuck with me,” Lucky said.

Garcia, elected to office in 2007 at age 21, was the youngest councilman in Fairfield city history.

Lucky knew Garcia was different from other city officials because of his young age.

“I knew if he could do it, I could,” Lucky said of holding office.

Lucky attended the funeral for Garcia, who was shot and killed Sept. 1, 2008, by a drunken ex-con in a case of mistaken identity. The killer was looking for a methamphetamine dealer.

The Area 4 trustee seat Lucky seeks includes Texas Street and Travis Boulevard.

Seats representing Trustee Areas 4, 5 and 7 are up for election.

Trustee Area 7 includes Clay Bank Road and part of Air Base Parkway. Area 5 includes Sunset Avenue and East Kentucky Street.

Filing for Fairfield-Suisun school board seats is at the Solano County Registrar of Voters, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield. Filing began July 14 and ends Aug. 8. Candidates must be 18 years old, a resident of the trustee area they seek to represent, a registered voter and not employed by the Fairfield-Suisun district.

Those who are interested in running for the school board can attend an informational meeting that starts at 6 p.m. Monday at the Fairfield-Suisun School District central office, 2490 Hilborn Road.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Jason gillisJuly 26, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Robert lucky is an awesome individual and I hope that in November the voters give him a chance to help make a brighter future for our children;~}

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  • MEJuly 26, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Jason Gillis I couldnt agree with you more. Robert is an amazing young man. I am excited to see some advocacy for the disabled especially coming from a disabled person.

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  • ChristineJuly 26, 2014 - 9:11 am

    Robert is a very kind, caring, and extremely intelligent young man well suited for the position.

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  • Dianne GarciaJuly 26, 2014 - 10:40 am

    What an amazing young man...im so inspired by his courage and perseverance. Way to go Robert! We are so proud of you.

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  • Angel MenaJuly 26, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    Robert Is not only inspiring he also gives disabled people hope

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  • d'momJuly 27, 2014 - 8:34 am

    I know this youngman and he's not just any ole LUCKY guy that was chosen.He stoodup because he wants to make A CHANGE... Mr Lucky's heart is full of compassion for our Youth, and our Special Needs Children in the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District. As a former fairfield/Suisun Student and Graduate himself he understands that communicating with the publics concerns is the Key for a Newer/ Brighte School Board. hLUCKY wants to give back to make a difference for the People, while being a voice for his peers, the community, our young teen, and Children with Special Needs. Especially Children with Special Needs because currently their is no one representing them (on the board) this would be a welcoming change in itself. Thank You Mr. Lucky we're ALL so very Proud of you.

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