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Sonoma County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
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Jerry Rudy's Statement.

By Paul "Jerry" Rudy

Candidate for Board Member; Fort Ross School District

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I want the best education possible for our Fort Ross students.
My life has been built around helping young people prepare themselves for their adult world. I was born and raised in my parents boarding school at Stillwater Cove on the Sonoma County coast. After graduation from UC Davis I helped my parents with teaching. I then moved to Sebastopol and taught at Twin Hills School. I moved to Davis and was supported by the National Institutes of Health for a PhD. I went to England on a Post Doctoral fellowship where I worked on the physiology of migrating salmon. I was hired from there to run the University of Oregon's marine biolgy institute located at the mouth of the Coos Bay estuary. While there, I built a strong undergraduate teaching program. This institute had an interdisciplinary slant involving many different departments, with a special focus on land use. I was a County planning commissioner for many years before being appointed by Governor Tom McCall to Oregon new land commission that put together the beginnings of Oregon's land use regulations. While at the University I taught, studied marine life, hired teachers, and kept track of several budgets. I believe this background will make me an effective school board member.

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