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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; East Side Union High School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 20 3:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (325/325)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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George Shirakawa 31,789 votes 23.1%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)

  • Occupation: Vice-Mayor, City of San Jose
J. Manuel Herrera 30,019 votes 21.8%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, East Side Union High School District
Patricia Martinez-Roach 28,633 votes 20.8%
  • Occupation: Schoolteacher/Mother/Consultant
  • San Jose State University;
  • MA Administration and Higher Education
  • BA Art /Minor Political Science
  • Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Bilingual Teaching Credential
  • State of California: Certified Interpreter
  • Student Safety
  • Student Achievement
  • Fiscal Solvency
Jeff Ota 26,197 votes 19.1%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, East Side Union High School District
  • Governing Board Member, Metropolitan Education District
  • Research Engineer
  • University Instructor
  • PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Stanford Unviversity
  • B.S., Engineering, Stanford University
  • Statisically accurate student assessment to optimize student achievement
  • Increasing educational options
  • Studying the impacts of unification of the feeder district
Khanh D. Tran, M.A. 20,849 votes 15.2%
  • Occupation: University Instructor/Father/Husband
  • Certified Business and Information Technology Instructor for National University and University of Phoenix
  • Former IT Coordinator II for San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • An East Side Graduate and former IT Manager for East Side Union High School District; co-founded Mayor Susan Hammer's San Jose Education Network
  • Former Campaign Manager for Patricia Martinez-Roach for 23rd Assembly District in 1998
  • BS/MA in Management; currently a Distant Learning Ph.D Doctoral Student at Nova Southeastern University
  • A High-Tech Network Security Consultant for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Support after school programs including sports, games, and tournaments; keeping kids interested in school and out of drugs and crimes.
  • Increase employment and training standards for employees; giving teachers back control of their classrooms and syllabi.
  • Cut unnecessary costs; increase spending for teachers and classrooms; ensure every kid will go to college; protect and preserve district assets

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