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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; Alum Rock Union School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 20 3:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (56/56)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Kim Mesa 3,408 votes 14.5%

  • Occupation: Mother/Resource Director
  • Single mother of 3 Alum Rock Students
  • Graduate of Alum Rock School District
  • Alum Rock resident for over 30 years
  • 8 years volunteering at schools & district
  • Graduate of San Jose State, MBA & BA
  • Commitment to students & families in district
  • We must put the children of Alum Rock School District first!
  • We must keep working toward improving our student's test scores.
  • We must improve the fiscal health of the school district.
Adriana M. Garza 3,314 votes 14.1%
  • Occupation: Executive Director
  • Adoptive Parent of 2 children- ages 3 & 11
  • Work with Community Based Organization on the East Side
  • Masters in Public Admin; BA in Spec Ed
  • Former Teacher & Deputy City Mgr w/City of San Jose
  • Experience in Finance, Personnel & Planning
  • Team player, analytical, consensus builder
  • Recruit & Retain Qualified Teachers, Principals & Staff
  • Improve academic achievement of all students
  • Bring unity and collaboration to the Alum Rock Board
Esau Herrera 3,299 votes 14.0%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Father/Attorney
Joe E. Frausto 2,958 votes 12.5%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
Kathleen Dolci 2,660 votes 11.3%
  • Occupation: Workbased Learning Coordinator
  • Twenty years experience motivating students to succeed
  • 13 years as a classroom teacher
  • Five years experience managing a 250K budget and hiring/supervising employees
  • Member, East Valley/680 Strong Neighborhood Initiative Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Board Member, Lyndale Neighborhood Association
  • Strong belief in the importance of parental involvement in education
  • Ensuring academic success for each child
  • Recruiting and retaining enthusiastic, credentialed teachers
  • Welcoming and inviting parental involvement at all levels in the district
Luciano G. Zamora 2,425 votes 10.3%
  • Occupation: Medical Device Engineer
  • Parent of children who attend district schools
  • Uncle of children that attend district schools
  • Friend of parents whose children attend district schools
  • Graduated from San Jose State
  • Graduate from East Side Union High School
  • Graduated from Alum Rock School District Schools
  • District Stability
  • Unification of parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Establishment of a unified vision for the improvement of test scores, curriculum, and school conditions.
David J. Stephenson 2,085 votes 8.8%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Educator
Anthony "Tony" Alexander 1,937 votes 8.2%
  • Occupation: Business Representative/Father
  • Vice Chair Santa Clara County Commitee on School District Organization
  • Vice Director East Hills Community Association
  • Former Trustee Alum Rock Elementary School District
  • Fomer Executive Committee Member San Jose School & City of San Jose Education Summit
  • Past board Member San Jose Convervation Corps
  • Past President San Jose NAACP
  • To create a safe learning environment by putting our children first
  • Continue to increase student achievement with smaller class size and higher test scores and safer facilicites
  • Improve Teacher Salaries
Josefanie Graciano 1,494 votes 6.3%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Mother/Legal Secretary

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