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Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Board Member; East Side Union High School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

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Results as of Dec 4 1:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (325/325)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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George M. Shirakawa 46,516 votes 25.81%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
J. Manuel Herrera Click here for more information about this candidate 42,540 votes 23.6%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, East Side Union High School District
  • My career is in public policy/public administration, working with elected officials, city managers, & nonprofit agencies.
  • I have a BA in Social Sciences and an MA in Urban Studies, from the University of the Pacific and Occidental College.
  • Teach the basics and more for a 21st century world, including technology literacy skills, critical thinking skills, and group teamwork skills.
  • Attract and retain qualified, credentialed teahers.
  • Ensure school safety.
Frank Biehl Click here for more information about this candidate 36,365 votes 20.18%
  • Occupation: School Council President
  • 16-year East Side resident & community volunteer
  • Married with two sons attending East Side schools
  • Parent Representative on the ESUHSD Budget Task Force
  • VP/General Manager/Business owner
  • Sheriff's Management Analyst
  • BA, San Jose State University
  • I'll listen, be truthful, and strive to make sure our students graduate with the skills needed for sucess.
  • I'll work to connect the district to the communities it serves. Students succeed when school officials listen.
  • I'm against wasteful bureaucracies - taxpayer dollars belong in the classroom.
Patricia Martinez-Roach Click here for more information about this candidate 34,447 votes 19.11%
  • Occupation: Schoolteacher/Grandmother/Consultant
  • San Jose State University
  • MA Administration and Higher Education
  • BA Art/ Minor Political Science
  • Elementary Teaching Credential/Bilingual Teaching Credential
  • University of Phoenix Instructor
  • State of California Certified Interpreter
  • Student Safety
  • Student Achievement
  • Fiscal Solvency
Ruben A. Dominguez 20,364 votes 11.3%
  • Occupation: Electrical-Mechanical Designer

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Official Information

East Side Union High School District
Nonpartisan Information

Calif. School Boards Ass'n - Professional Governance Standards
Describes the roles and responsibilities of a board trustee and the school board

How to Choose a School Board Member
News and Analysis

San Jose Mercury News
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