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Riverside County, CA November 6, 2001 Election
Member, Governing Board; Murrieta Valley Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 16 6:39pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (29/29)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Kris Thomasian 3,031 votes 25.50%

  • Occupation: Special Education Consultant
  • Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology
  • School Bond Advisory Committee, Chairperson
  • Past PTSA President, Thompson Middle School
  • Murrieta Valley Council PTA, Vice President
  • PTA Board member, various Murrieta schools since 1991
  • Girl Scout Leader since 1991
  • Improve long-range facilities planning to ensure schools for our students
  • Improve fiscal accountability and communication with the community
  • Expand high school program to include more carreer oriented classes as well as more advanced classes
Austin Linsley 2,913 votes 24.50%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • MA University of Pittsburgh
  • Riverside County Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Board President, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
  • Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Maintain community support for the school district as we work our way through the current shortfall in state school construction funding
  • Defend the integrity and value of teachers, staff, and administrators throughout the district
  • Never let personal or political aspirations distract us from our obligation to provide the best possible education to every student
Paul F. Diffley, III 2,804 votes 23.59%
  • Occupation: Retired Educator
  • Master's Degree in Design
  • 34 years teaching high school/college
  • Twice Teacher of the Year and twice faculty president
  • Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council member
  • MVHS PTA President 2000
  • District GATE and Curriculum committees
  • I will put the kids' needs first for a change
  • I will work to restore programs and fiscal responsibility in this district
  • I will work to quickly solve the critically crowded high school crisis
Scott W. Attebery 2,280 votes 19.18% Richard E. Aldrich 860 votes 7.23%
  • Occupation: Plastics Sales
  • Increase parental participation
  • Build new schools near attendee neighborhoods
  • reduce class size (short term and long term)

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