Rita Peters Makes Her Return to Menifee Union School Board

A familiar face has returned to the Menifee Union School District governing board to fill a seat she...

A familiar face has returned to the Menifee Union School District governing board to fill a seat she previously ran for, but lost.

Rita Peters was sworn into office Tuesday evening to fill the seat previously held by Scott Mann, who resigned once he became mayor.

"I knew I’d be back," said Peters, who served on the board from 1999 to 2011. She ran for re-election in 2012, but lost her seat to Mann.

Peters was one of four applicants who applied fornthe vacant seat. After interviewing each applicant during a special meeting held Monday, the board welcomed Peters back.

She will remain on the board until voters decide in November who will serve the last two years of Mann’s term. Peters said she plans on running in that election.

"It’s always good to have five members on the board back and functioning," said board member Robert O’Donnell.

Peters said she is very happy to be back and looks forward to catching up on all the issues the board will address in the new year.

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