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

Results as of Nov 24 1:43pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (36/36)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Heidi Ann Ashcraft 5,489 votes 34.84%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
Terry L. Ragins Click here for more information about this candidate 4,541 votes 28.82%
  • Occupation: Occupational Therapist/Parent
  • M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • University Instructor, Washington University
  • Torrance Council of PTAs Parliamentarian and School Board Liaison
  • Torrance Education Foundation Executive Board Member
  • Library Director/School Site Council/ District Advisory Committees
  • Recipient of PTA's Honorary Service AND Continuing Service Awards
  • Promoting excellence in our schools and ensuring our students have the best possible teachers, materials, and instruction
  • Improving teacher/parent/School Board communication
  • Providing safe, secure and drug-free campuses
G. Rick Marshall Click here for more information about this candidate 2,077 votes 13.18%
  • Occupation: Small Businessman
  • 1978 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
  • Contract Windows Software Developer, self-employed
  • Member, Curriculum Advisory Board, Harbor College
  • 2000 Fundraiser, Muscular Dystrophy Lockout
  • 1997-2001, Chairman, SMART (Organization of Torrance Taxpayers)
  • 2001 - 2003 Host Family, Japanese Exchange Students
  • Expand Educational Options in Torrance with a Charter School
  • Focus on Basics of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, Uphold Traditional Family Values
  • Close $7 Million Deficit without a Parcel Tax to Fund School Operations
Joe Mendez 1,527 votes 9.69%
  • Occupation: Community College Director
Claude Todoroff Click here for more information about this candidate 1,147 votes 7.28%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelors of Science Degree 1972 Cal State L.A.
  • Certified Public Accountant 1982
  • Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants 1982
  • Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Challenge of So. Ca. Inc.
  • I want to eliminate waste in the district. We need to get the best price for supplies and contract serives.
  • Be the voice of the people. You will have my ear and not the special interest groups that run this city and the district.
  • I will keep special interest groups like PFLAG out of our schools.
David W. "Dave" Cornwell Click here for more information about this candidate 976 votes 6.19%
  • Occupation: Attorney/Civil Engineer
  • BS in civil engineering, Univ. of Calif.
  • Juris Dr., Loyola Univ., L.A.
  • Capt, CEC, USNR(ret.)
  • Sr. Claims Consultant, URS Corp.
  • 40 yrs. engin., construction, legal exp., mainly with public entities
  • Lecturer, 6yrs. at USC and 2 yrs. at Cal. State Univ. D.H.,on const. and engin. law
  • Manage TUSD's limited financial resources to maximize learning and student success
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for the students and staff at all school sites and facilities
  • Balance the needs of students, parents, staff and community

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