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Contra Costa County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; Acalanes Union High School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (172/172)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Margot Robb Tobias 23,541 votes 29.5%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Member, Board of Directors, California School Boards Association
  • M.S. Education Administration
  • B.A. UC Berkeley
  • Past President, Murwood Elementary School PTA
  • Past Member, Las Lomas High School Site Council
  • Past President, Contra Costa School Boards Association
  • Communication: We have to keep seeking out ways to hear our community concerns and to keep them informed.
  • Budget: We face an uncertain economy and are expect a declining enrollment. We must be fiscally conservative and plan programs we can sustain.
  • Negotiations : Last year's were very frustrating. With trust and good communication the union and the district can focus on improving instruction.
Vanessa Crews 23,024 votes 28.9%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • AWARDS: Orinda Co-Citizen of the Year, Association of California School Administrators Friend of Education Award
  • AWARDS: Sue Stauffer Friend of Education Award, Las Trampas Creek PTA Council VSP Award
  • PERSONAL: married, Jesse Crews, 29 years; Lamorinda resident since 1985
  • CHILDREN: Miramonte & OUSD graduates -- Brian, Washington & Lee '01; Sarah, Yale '03; Mikey, UC Berkeley `06; Andy, Miramonte '05
  • EDUCATION: Mary Baldwin, Southern CT State U., BA
  • KEY POSITIONS: President (two terms), Miramonte Parents' Club, President, Del Rey Elementary Parents' Club, Chairman, AUHSD Parcel Tax Committee, 2000
  • The District's immediate need is to provide facilities that are adequate, safe & designed to meet the needs both of students and community members.
  • Equally important is maintaining classroom excellence.
  • We must maintain the fiscal integrity of the District.
J. Richard Whitmore 21,140 votes 26.5%
  • Occupation: State Education Advisor
  • Chief Policy Advisor to State Superintendent
  • President of Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation
  • Happy Valley School Site Council & Volunteer
  • Stanford University, AB, Economics, with distinction
  • Harvard University, MBA
  • Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Budget and fiscal planning
  • Student testing and its effect on school programs
  • Implementation of new bond funding
Dennis P. Wanken 12,014 votes 15.1%
  • Occupation: Educational Director
  • Member, Moraga Governing Board 1997-present
  • B.B.A - 1978
  • M.Ed - 1996
  • Member, Town of Moraga Cable TV Advisory Committee
  • Member, Moraga Edcuational Foundation
  • Enhance trust and confidence in the AUHSD
  • Enhance fiscal managment of the AUHSD
  • Improve quality of life in the classroom

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