Miguel Cuevas

Miguel Cuevas 

Former TUSD Governing Board Member Miguel Cuevas is looking to return to the dais in Tucson’s largest school district.

Cuevas, who fell short in the 2012 election, announced on Facebook on Friday that he would be running for one of two open seats on the Tucson Unified School District board.

“My goal is to continue the academic success we had during my tenure,” Cuevas wrote. “I believe with stronger schools, we will have a stronger Tucson.”

Cuevas, a TUSD graduate, served on the board from 2009 to 2012.

Terms for TUSD Governing Board President Adelita Grijalva and Board Member Michael Hicks will expire at the end of the calendar year. Both have confirmed their intentions to seek re-election.

Of those currently on the five-member, Grijalva is the longest tenured having served consistently since 2003. Hicks is wrapping up his first term, which began in 2011.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea​

Education writer for #ThisIsTucson. Mom of one.