Leticia Garcia, vice chairwoman of the Fontana Unified District, says claimed she was divorced during her campaign for the position.
In fact, she'd been married nearly a decade to a man who murdered a gang member 27 years ago. He was 16 at the time.
Her husband, Jason Garcia, was released from prison last month.
It's unclear if Leticia Garcia will face disciplinary action from her fellow school board members for concealing the truth.