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

Results as of Nov 24 1:43pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (54/54)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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George J. Giokaris Click here for more information about this candidate 4,985 votes 41.96%

  • Occupation: Educator/Deputy Superintendent
  • Doctor of Education (USC '96), Bachelor of Arts (Stanford Univeristy '73) Master of Science (CSUF '80), Credential (UCLA '74)
  • Professional educator (29 yrs) for a high school district: teacher, coach, principal, deputy superintendent; university professor (USC, CSUF)
  • Community Service: California HS (1994-2000) PTSA (President,member), Athletic/Academic Booster Clubs, Grad Night Committees
  • Boy Scouts volunteer leader (1986-1996), Youth Sports (1986-1994) Nat'l Junior Basketball coach, Murphy Ranch Little League, AYSO
  • Awards: PTA Honorary Service & Continuing Service (1986, 1994), Merit Scholarships (USC '94,'95)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (California HS 2003), Excalibur Award for Exemplary Service (Sunny Hills HS PTSA '93)
  • High quality education for all students in safe schools
  • Efficient use of tax dollars and accountability
  • Well maintained facilities and safeguarding of taxpayer assets
Ralph S. Pacheco Click here for more information about this candidate 3,977 votes 33.48%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Doctorate Degree:Divinity (Vision Int'l University '97)
  • Chairman/Senior Partner, Educational & Management Consulting Firm, College Adjunct Professor (Regency Bible College), Ordained Minister
  • Past President, South Whittier Community Education Foundation; Whittier Co. Community Coordinating Council
  • Friends of the Whittier Hills, Charter Board Member, Friends of Pio Pico
  • Patron, Rio Hondo Symphony, WUHSD Academy for Performing Arts, Sponsor, SFS Community Theater
  • Awards, Commendation(s), CA State Senate, CA State Assembly, County of Los Angeles, City of Whittier, Outstanding Small Business Owner, Whittier H.O.T
  • Highly Effective Schools, Safe Campuses, Well Qualified Teachers
  • Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability; Prudent Fiscal Management
  • Modernized & Maintained Schools; Protecting Taxpayer's Interests
Joe A. Duardo Click here for more information about this candidate 2,151 votes 18.11%
  • Occupation: Retired Scientist
  • A.A. Degree, East Los Angeles College
  • B. S. Degree, UCLA, 1959 (Chemistry)
  • Graduate Studies, 3 years, California Institute of Technology
  • Research Scientist, Xerox, 23 years
  • Board of Trustees, South Whittier & Whittier UHSD
  • President, California School Boards Association
  • Maintain student performance required by State and Federal Mandates.
  • Keep district financially solvent during period of anticipated budget cuts.
  • Exercise diligent oversight to $150 million in school construction projects.
Richard Mario Procida 767 votes 6.46%
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