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

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (62/62)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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James "Jim" Reed 7,235 votes 21.5%

  • Occupation: Appointed Governing Board Member Westminster School District
  • Bachelors degree from Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Masters degree from Cal.State Dominguez Hills
  • Served as chair for both Eastwood and Stacey Site Councils
  • Served on Personnel Commission for 3 years prior to serving on the Board for the past 2 years.
  • I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist ,licensed to practice since 1969. I work for Memorial Hospital Long Beach, California. All three of my children
  • have attended Westminster schools and recieved a good elementary education.
  • Education is best attained in clean safe enviroments: We have completed moderinzation of all 17 schools.
  • Effective allocation of assets: Fortified our moderinzation and maintenance fund to ensure we won't have to pass bond measure to maintain our schools
  • Teach in English,effectiveness shown as we have: Maintained our English fluency redesignation rate at the highest in Orange County.
Blossie A. Marquez 6,777 votes 20.2%
  • Occupation: Appointed Governing Board Member, Westminster School District
  • Chaplain
  • Bereavement Counselor
  • Bachelor, Master's Degree-Doctoral Candidate
  • St. Joseph's Health System
  • Site Council President
  • Provide a quality education for all students
  • Promote in all students, academic excellence, social growth and responsible decision makings
  • Prepare all students to live productive lives in a diverse global community
Judith A. "Judy" Ahrens 6,744 votes 20.1%
  • Occupation: Educator, Businesswoman, Volunteer
  • Cerritos College Degree in Business Administration
  • Westminster Community Advisory Group
  • Private Part-time Tutor
  • Active Member of Grace Lutheran Church
  • Neighborhood Watch Captain
  • Secretary - Citizens for Government Accountability
  • Higher Academic Standards
  • Greater Role in Decision Making for Parents
  • Televise School Board Meetings
Michael J. Verrengia 6,453 votes 19.2%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member - Westminster School District
  • Masters Of Boardsmanship & Masters Of Governance - Calif. School Boards Assn.
  • Reserve Police Officer - Garden Grove Police Dept.
  • Garden Grove Police Dept. Reserve Ofc. of the Year - 1986, 1987 & 2000
  • Calif. Law Enforcement Reserve Coodinators Assn. awards: Seniority Service - 1996, Patrol Service - 1999 & VALOR - 1997
  • Calif. Reserve Peace Ofc. Assn. award: CALIFORNIA STATE RESERVE PEACE OFFICER OF THE YEAR- 2000
  • Former PTA Pres., V/P and recipient of PTA Honorary Service Award.
  • Teaching English learning students in English only.
  • Providing a quality education for all students.
  • Attracting quality administrators and employees.
Sergio Contreras 6,402 votes 19.0%
  • Occupation: Coordinator/Westminster Commissioner
  • Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master's degree in Public Administration
  • City of Westminster Commissioner
  • City of Westminster Community Advisor
  • Westminster Kiwanis Member
  • Graduate of Westminster Schools
  • Make schools safer for our kids
  • Support after-school programs to keep kids off city streets and away from gangs and violence
  • Stress the importance of strong math, science, and language skills

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