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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Governing Board Member; Westside Union Elementary School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 24 1:43pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (19/19)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Gwen Farrell Click here for more information about this candidate 2,170 votes 29.95%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Retired businesswoman / Married 45 years / Antelope Valley Resident 34 years
  • 20 Years on the Westside Union School District Board of Trusttess
  • 17 years Executive Board Member, Antelope Valley School Boards Association
  • Elected to the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly
  • Board laision to the West Antelope Valley Ecucation Foundation (WAVE)
  • Supporter of WAVE, PTA, 4-H, FFA, Boy/Girl Scouts and other youth organizations
  • Reinstate all programs and staffing cuts that were made in the 2003-04 Budget
  • To provide stable funding for nine new schools needed in the next 10 years
  • To continue to provide a high quality education for the students of Westside
Deborah "Debbie" Rutkowski-Hines Click here for more information about this candidate 2,077 votes 28.67%
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
  • Past President Pi Lambda Theta Educational Honors Society (Pasadena)
  • Former Mentor Teacher
  • Grade Level Standards Chair in Science, Language Arts & Math
  • Current V.P. Muroc Education Association
  • Current V.P. Rancho Vista Homeowners Assoc.
  • Budget cuts need to be as far away from the child as possible!
  • Credentialed instructors need to be reinstated in all teaching positions!
  • Critical programs cut by the current board need to be reinstated!
John M. Ward 1,778 votes 24.54% Derelle E. Kinsinger Click here for more information about this candidate 1,220 votes 16.84%
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • BA University of California at Berkeley
  • MS University of Laverne
  • Teacher in Westside Union School District for 28 years
  • Curriculumn Resource Teacher
  • To reinstate highly successful programs which were needlessdly eliminated.
  • To investigate alternatives to the proposed year round mulitple track school year.
  • To develop an aggressive building programs that will meet the needs for nine new schools in the next three to five years.

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