Cindy Pickett, a UC Davis faculty member in the Psychology Department and Associate Vice-Provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion, announced her candidacy for the Davis School Board on May 10, 2018. Ms. Pickett is the mother of two children enrolled in the school district, a 9-year-old son who attends Birch Lane Elementary and a 12-year-old daughter at North Davis Elementary. Pickett has served in several volunteer leadership roles in the district.
In the Nov 2018 election, there will be 3 seats on the Davis school board on the ballot. The seats are currently held by incumbents Tom Adams, Barbara Archer, and Madhavi Sunder (all of whom were elected in 2014). Ms. Sunder has already resigned from the board because she relocated to Washington D. C.