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Why I Am Running for Re-Election

 My life is dedicated to public education. It changes lives and provides hope and opportunity.  As your Trustee, I’ll continue fighting for quality education and accessible student pathways, including tuition-free community colleges. Under my leadership, all four colleges attained full accreditation. 

Fiscal responsibility, organizational stability and sensible stewardship underlie student success and are important to taxpayers. I’m working to eliminate operational inefficiencies and improve fiscal management. I helped establish Peralta’s Employees Retirement Bond investment program funding employee health care pension costs. 

I helped secure funding to rebuild our District, examples: Merritt College’s new science building; Alameda College’s new genomics facility and performing arts center; Berkeley College’s new classroom building; and Laney College’s environmental construction education complex.  On the Peralta Foundation Board I organize annual events that fund student scholarships.

I’m a retired public school educator with years of administration experience, community volunteer, and long-time Rotarian.   I received an AA from Merritt College; a master’s degree from SF State; and a BA and Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco; my wife of 45 years and I raised two daughters who earned graduate degrees. 

I respectfully request your vote for my experience and to continue our accomplishments.


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for Peralta Colleges Trustee 2018
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