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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Governing Board Member; Claremont Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 24 1:43pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (13/13)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Joan W. Presecan Click here for more information about this candidate 2,744 votes 37.89%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Eight years experience on the School Board - President
  • Professional educator - Biology and AP Biology
  • B.S. Biology/Chemistry - Purdue U. and M.A. Education - UC Berkeley
  • Commissioner - Baldy View ROP
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Overseer & Nature Interpreter
  • Claremont Honored Citizen 2001
  • Knowledge and experience of the Claremont Unified School District and the education process is essential to deal with our budget crisis.
  • Responsible fiscal management in balancing the administration, teaching staff, and infrastructure of the District
  • Maintaining academic excellence which is the hallmark of our schools.
Jack Mills Click here for more information about this candidate 2,557 votes 35.31%
  • Occupation: Evaluation Research Consultant
  • Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
  • 20 Years as a corporate manager with Kaiser Permanente
  • Business Owner: evaluator of programs to increase student achievement in urban schools
  • 17 Years involvement with Claremont School District
  • 10 Years on the Claremont Board of Education
  • 8 Years as a Vista Del Valle Elementary School volunteer
  • Move forward with a rigorous educational program even as we face unprecedented budget challenges
  • Continue to lead efforts to develop programs and services that help students come to school ready to learn.
  • Ensure teacher involvement in decisions affecting curriculum and site management.
Bill Wiese Click here for more information about this candidate 1,477 votes 20.39%
  • Occupation: Sales Management
  • Claremont Community Services Commission
  • Member, Claremont Facilites Needs Task Force
  • Claremont Little League Board of Directors, Coach, and Committee Member
  • Claremont Sports Committee, Past Chair
  • Claremont United Church of Christ Deacon; Finance, and Endowment Committees
  • BA and MBA, Michigan State University
  • Pursue genuine improvement; rising test scores are evidence of success. The kids come first!
  • Protect critical class-size reduction and the intra-district transfer system. The kids come first!
  • Educational oversight and fiscal leadership for the critical and challenging times we face. The kids come first!
Mark Andrew Opdahl 464 votes 6.41%
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