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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; Ocean View School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (68/68)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Sharon A. Holland 8,580 votes 16.2%

  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Advanced credentials in Early Childhood Education
  • Life Credentials in Kindergarten/Primary and General Elementary Education
  • Fiscal responsibility should be paramount. Set clear standards and priorities administering district's budget that will not require tax increases.
  • Restore community trust and confidence in education system. Encourage parent/community participation with town hall and round-table discussions.
  • Strengthen and make more apparent the accountability between the schools' administration and Board of Trustees, and between the Board and taxpayers.
Tracy Pellman 7,803 votes 14.7%
  • Occupation: School Board Member, Ocean View Elementary School District
  • Pediatric Registered Nurse (BSN)
  • PTA, President
  • National Charity League, President
  • American Lung Association OC Clean Air Leader 2001 Award Recipient
  • HB Art Center Foundation, Board member
  • Books on Wheels, Program Founder
  • Continue with modernization/Capital Improvement projects for schools WITH OUT RAISING LOCAL TAXES!!!
  • Maintaining Balanced Budget (Standard & Poor's financial A+ rating)
  • Continue ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE FOCUS as reflected in 14/15 OVSD schools receiving Distinguished School Recognition and 1 National Blue Ribbon MS winner
Carolee Focht 7,633 votes 14.4%
  • Occupation: Middle School Teacher
  • Master's Degree in Education, Technology and Learning from USIU
  • Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential from CSUSM
  • School district trainer for technology and Pepperdine Master Teacher
  • International Baccalaureate Program for Middle School Teacher
  • Presently teaching 6th and 7th grade at a HB City Middle School
  • Retired real estate broker after 20 years
  • Support and retain the best educators by providing them with modern classroom tools, computer technology/training, fair wages and benefits
  • Realign financial priorities of the $65 million budget to begin school repairs and modernization
  • Set district guidelines calling for priority actions to obtain grants and funding to facilitate technology purchases, repairs and modernization
Pam Walker 7,525 votes 14.2%
  • Occupation: School Board Member, Ocean View Elementary School District
  • Controller - RiechesBaird Advertising
  • Treasurer - Marina High School Booster Club
  • Past President - Circle View PTO
  • Past Treasurer - Robinwood Little League
  • Member - Marina High School PTSA
  • Past Treasurer - Boy Scout Troop 227
  • Modernizing schools without increasing taxes
  • Protecting the Class Size Reduction Program
  • Addressing challenges of the Federal No Child Left Behind Legislation
Carol Kanode 6,725 votes 12.7%
  • Occupation: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Degree - Mercer Hospital, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, Nursing and pediatric nurse practitioner - CSULB
  • Master's Degree in Education Administration - Pepperdine
  • Staff Member of the Year 2000 - awarded by Ocean View High School
  • Humanitarian Award - awarded by Soroptomist
  • Woman of the Year - selected by 67th California Assembly District
  • Maintain a balanced budget that reflects fiscal responsibility
  • Initiate School Community Forums to communicate and build trust with the community
  • Expand school readiness program to other schools
Bob Ewing 5,387 votes 10.2%
  • Occupation: Pastor
  • B.A. Pacific Christian College (Fullerton, CA), 1981
  • Executive Pastor, First Christian Church, Huntington Beach, March, 1992-Present
  • Listed in Outstanding Young Men in America, 1981; Who's Who in California, 1990; Two Thousand Notable American Men, 1992
  • Former Cross Country/Track Coach, Marina High School, Huntington Beach
  • Served on Ocean View School District Master Plan Committee, Community Budget Advisory Committee
  • Former member CSEA chapter, Mount San Antonio College. Served as Treasurer, Negotiation Team
  • Make sure that children come first in public education.
  • District must continue to be fiscally sound and should be good stewards of all tax revenue.
  • Recognition of the parents involvement and responsibility in the education of their children.
Gavin McKiernan 2,789 votes 5.3%
  • Occupation: Director Community Center
  • Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, HB Branch
  • Georgetown University Orange County Alumni Club Board of Directors
  • Surfrider Foundation Member since 1994
  • Dog Beach Preservation Society Member since 1998
  • Return power to parents and local communities
  • Enforce fiscal responsibility
  • Back to Basics Education
John Briscoe 2,439 votes 4.6%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer/Businessman
  • Successful Businessman
  • Community Activist & Volunteer
  • MBA Masters Degree, Business Administration
  • MPA Masters Degree, Public Administration
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Project Chair
  • Rotary Club LA5
  • Balanced Budget WITHOUT New Taxes
  • Safe Schools for our Children
  • Textbooks for All Children & Healthy Lunches with No Lines
Debbie Cotton, Esq. 2,137 votes 4.0%
  • Occupation: Homemaker/Attorney
  • BA - Spanish
  • Juris Doctor
  • President OCWLA, 2000
  • Certificate in Mediation
  • improve communication with the public
Norm Westwell 1,906 votes 3.6%
  • Occupation: Huntington Beach Sportswear Manufacturer
  • 43 years young - Graduated HBHS 1977
  • Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Found the women of my dreams in HB... and married her.
  • All American Family. Wife, son 11, daughter 8, 1 cat
  • Created for the People of Huntington Beach
  • Decrease the buracratic expantion which is taking money from our children
  • Increase funding for each school
  • Increase after school activities on school grounds

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