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San Francisco County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board of Education; County of San Francisco Voter Information

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Daniel Kelly, MD 85,371 votes 20.97%

  • Occupation: Pediatrician
  • Parent of children enrolled in SFUSD since 1984
  • Elected San Francisco Board of Education 1990, 1994, 1998
  • Led Class-size Reduction effort
  • Strengthened curriculum, support services, and funding for Arts, and classroom supplies
  • Exposed mis-magement and mis-spending by prior leadership. Worked to recruit new Superintendent and institute fiscal responsibility
  • Led the resistance to school privitization
  • Reduce Achievement gaps by providing rich, challenging education at all schools and by garaunteeing parent choice in enrollment
  • Extend Class Size reduction to upper grades
  • Modernize all facilities, including the replacement of all 'temporary' structures with permanent ones.
Sarah Lipson 74,109 votes 18.21%
  • Occupation: School Teacher/ Mother
  • San Francisco Public School Teacher
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Mentor with at risk youth
  • Teacher spokesperson for The Center For Commercial Free Public Education
  • Substitute Principal
  • Parent of 10 month old daughter
  • Eliminate "High-Stakes" testing and replace with authentic forms of assessment
  • Create Parent Advisory Council that works directly with the Board of Education
  • Provide high quality pre-kindergarten education for all children
Eddie Chin 72,604 votes 17.84%
  • Occupation: Incumbent/parent/teacher
  • Graduated San Francisco public schools
  • Attended City College of San Francisco
  • Bachelor Degree, Education, San Francisco State
  • Law Degree, San Francisco University
  • Recruit, retain and distribute quality teachers
  • Rebuild, remodel and update facilities
  • Raise performance standards of all students
Daniel Guillory 67,774 votes 16.65%
  • Occupation: Small Businessperson/Educator
  • Accountability for Board Finances and Student Performance
  • Increase Parental and Community Involvement
  • Advocate for Teacher Support
James Calloway 44,218 votes 10.86%
  • Occupation: Educator/College Professor
  • Degrees - AA, BA, MA, and Ed.D
  • Credentials: Standard Secondary Teaching Credential, Education Administration Credential,& Community College Credential
  • 30 Yrs. experience: Teacher, Counselor, Head Counselor, Assistant Principal, Principal & College Professor
  • Education Committee, Chair, SF NAACP
  • Education Committee, SF Juvenile Justice Commission
  • SFUSD African American Achievement Task Force, Member, & Treasurer, Bayview-Hunter's Point Multi-Purpose Senior Center
  • A specified and individualized excellent educational program for all students.
  • Excellent educational leaders at every school.
  • A qualified and excellent teacher in every classroom.
Whitney Leigh 22,851 votes 5.61%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Stanford Law Graduate
  • Former Juvenile Public Defender
  • Member, San Francisco Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
  • Closing the educatonal opportunity gap for low income students, students of color, and students with special educational needs.
  • Discontinuance of the overuse of norm-based "high stakes" tests, which are inacurrate and harmful.
  • Improving the responsiveness of the board of education to the needs and concerns of parents, students and teachers.
Alexandra Pastine 12,527 votes 3.08%
  • Occupation: Manager, Contract Consultant
  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley, December 2002
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • Facilities - Proper Oversight and Enforcement of our public contracts to ensure safety, allocate space efficiently, and ultimately free up resources.
  • Resources - Effective and Efficient policy allowing more dollars to go directly to schools for educational and extra-curricular needs.
  • School Equality - Long term stategy to ensure that all of our schools provide an equal opportunity to all of our children.
Bill Doherty (Deceased) 11,277 votes 2.77%
Jason Jones 9,512 votes 2.34%
Attila J. Gabor 5,780 votes 1.42%
  • Occupation: Shared Governance Coordinator
  • More Fiscal Accountability
  • More Community Outreach and Interaction with the Parents
  • More Supportive and Safer Learning and Working Enviroment

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