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Alameda County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
School Director; City of Berkeley Voter Information

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Results as of Dec 4 5:41pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (100/100)
(218 Total Write-In Votes 0.3%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Nancy Riddle Click here for more information about this candidate 22,856 votes 29.7%

  • Occupation: School Board Director
  • Chief Financial Officer and CPA
  • MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley
  • Mother of two - Berkeley High Class of '07 & '04
  • Past President and Vice President Berkeley School Board, Executive Committee Alameda County School Board Association
  • Former Chair BSEP Planning and Oversight Committee, Former Vice Chair BerkeleyUnified School District Citizen's Budget & Finance Advisory Committee
  • Executive programs in leadership and negotiation at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, CSBA's Masters in Governance Program.
  • Establishing and maintaining financial integrity while bolstering an open and transparent budget process that reflects community priorities.
  • Continuing to hold the administration accountable for implementation of rigorous measurable student achievement plans.
  • Providing resources for professional & curriculum development and for program evaluation.
Karen (Johnson) Hemphill Click here for more information about this candidate 21,777 votes 28.3%
  • Occupation: Public Administrator/Parent
  • BSEP "Yes on Measure A" Steering Committee - current
  • Co-President, Berkeley High PTSA - 2005/06
  • Longfellow School Governance Committee: 2002-2004
  • Washington Elementary School Site Council: 1998-2004
  • Berkeley Schools Excellence (BSEP) Planning and Oversight Committee: 1996-98
  • Graduate of Brown Univesity and U.C. Berkeley
  • Creation of a District-wide academic achievement plan to address the needs of all students - including struggling, average, and gifted students.
  • Institutionalizing an open/inclusive District that stresses 2-way communication with the community on District programs, finances, and other issues.
  • Deepening partnerships with other public agencies, non-profits, and others to maximize our resources to support our student's success.
Shirley Issel Click here for more information about this candidate 18,827 votes 24.5%
  • Occupation: School Director/ Psychotherapist
  • University of California Berkeley, BA History, 1966
  • Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 1970
  • Masterson Insititue of Postgratuate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1991; Masters in Governance California School Board Association, 2006
  • Past President, Berkeley School Board; Board Audit & Policy Committee; Mayor's Task Force on Health; Youth Court Advisory Board
  • Berkeley High Development Group; Measure A, AA & BB Campaign Committee; BSEP P&O; Beth El Homeless Meal Program, Founding Director
  • Director, Alameda County School Board; Founding Member Berkeley Therapy Institute; Author & Instructor
  • Improve student achievement through quality professional development.
  • Provide comprehensive supports for students facing barriers to learning.
  • Maintain fiscal stability and continue administrative improvements
David Baggins Click here for more information about this candidate 8,444 votes 11.0%
  • Occupation: Professor, Department Chair
  • 22 years in higher education
  • Author of three books: Drug Hate and the Corruption of American Politics, The Question of Privacy in Public Policy, Knowledge is Power
  • Two children in Berkeley public schools
  • Doctorate in Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Create a valid registration/verification process so Berkeley schools serve Berkeley kids
  • End the fixed lottery at Berkeley High
  • Schools should be better neighbors with uplifting grounds and accessible facilities
Norma Jean (Fox) Harrison Click here for more information about this candidate 4,836 votes 6.3%
  • Occupation: Teacher, Realtor
  • Long-time political activist
  • Parent
  • Let people say that school is not a nice institution, that age segregation only serves capitalism.
  • 'Embed' a body into the local system that permits recognition of the role of jobs, also not nice, and the usual oppressive ruling constructs.
  • Enable planning to change the system so it feels good, instead of is punishing.

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