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Humboldt County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Governing Board Member; Northern Humboldt Union High School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 9 10:23am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (60/60)
51.3% Voter Turnout (31934/29363)
(85 Total Write-In Votes 0.27%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Mike Pigg Click here for more information about this candidate 6651 votes 20.83%

  • Occupation: Parent/Realtor/Athlete
  • Professional Triathlete for 17 years, Triathlete of the Year twice, 4 Time National Champion, 2nd in the Hawaii Ironman 1988
  • Realtor with Coldwell Banker Cutten Realty 3 years, top 20 selling agent
  • Board Member of the Humboldt Kids Triathlon, Vice President
  • Married for 15 years,Father of two currently enrolled at Jacoby Creek School
  • Attended and Graduated the College of the Redwoods with an A.A. Degree
  • Very involved in promoting fitness in health, I have spoke to most of the schools in Humboldt County about Health and Fitness
  • To keep a balanced budget, make decisions that provide the best enviroment and education for our children
  • One of my main goals is to be a good listener.
  • No Political ties or agendas except to make good high schools even better.
Sarie Toste Click here for more information about this candidate 5943 votes 18.61%
  • Occupation: Retired educator/Learn to Earn Administrator
  • Incumbent
  • St. Joseph Hospital Board
  • HSU board
  • Outstanding administrator award
  • Life-long resident
  • Rotary club of Arcata
  • Advocate for children and schools
  • See that the schools are well managed and not to manage the schools
  • Keep the focus on the best interests of students
Shane Brinton Click here for more information about this candidate 4913 votes 15.38%
  • Occupation: Student, Writer/Co-Editor
  • Born & Raised in Humboldt County
  • Student Body President (Sunny Brae Middle School)
  • Former Arcata High Student
  • Battleground State Campaign Team (election 2004)
  • US delegate to the World Festival of Youth & Students (Summmer 2005)
  • History Major (currently attending College of the Redwoods)
  • Create school board accessibility for and accountability to parents, teachers, & students.
  • Limit military recruiters' access to local campuses as fully as possible within existing law.
  • Ensure students' access to comprehensive sexual education and life skills.
Dan Johnson Click here for more information about this candidate 4477 votes 14.02%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Humboldt County native and married father of three
  • Business founder and owner
  • Community volunteer, sponsor, donor
  • Past President and current member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Arcata
  • Member of the HSU Advancement Foundation Board
  • Member of the Umpqua Divisional Board
  • Keep the best interest of the students as the number one priority, while maintaining financial sustainability in the district
  • Enrich academic and extracurricular programs
  • Critically evaluate issues and concerns in order to create action and improvement
Don Avant Click here for more information about this candidate 3547 votes 11.11%
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Vice-President, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
  • Hospital Administrator, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
  • BA in Political Science, Occidental College
  • Master of Science.Public Health, UCLA
  • Creating a strategic plan to cope with the effects of a predicted declining enrollment
  • Preparing students for a rapidly changing world by linking the development of critical thinking, personal ethics, and civic responsibility
  • Maximizing transparency, trust, dialogue, and collaboration between board, teachers, parents, and students
Rebecca Bair "Becky" Kurwitz Click here for more information about this candidate 3020 votes 9.46%
  • Occupation: Money Manager
  • Past AFSME Board Member
  • Past President, Mad River Youth Football
  • Graduate, Arcata High School class of 1958
  • Mother of 6, Grandmother of 13
  • Retired County of Humboldt Hearing Representative
  • Comprehensive sex education
  • Exploration of the legal limitations that can be placed on military recruiters access to students, improving communication to parents about opting out
  • Improving nutritional choices on both campuses
Stephen J Cole Click here for more information about this candidate 2164 votes 6.78%
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • I am a longtime resident of Arcata who wishes to make a positive contribution to our high school students. Please log onto my web site to learn more
  • about me and why I am running for the high school board.
  • preparing our high schools for declining enrollment
  • opening up the world to high school students
  • providing a variety of educational experiences to high school students
Tim Lorenzo Click here for more information about this candidate 1134 votes 3.55%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • Past Pacific Union School Board Member
  • Served on Arcata Economic Development Corp. as Board Member and past President, also served on AEDC Loan Committee
  • Married 21 years, 2 teenage daughters
  • Previous Soccer Coach 11 years
  • Longtime Arcata Resident, AHS Alumni
  • 6 Years Previous Safe &Sober Volunteer
  • To assure the preparation of all students for the basic knowledge of lifeskills, regardless of future education.
  • To promote a safe, healthy, unpressured environment for all students.
  • To make fair board decisions, involving the teachers and communities input with the bottom line being not to forget about the students.

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