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Los Angeles County, CA November 6, 2007 Election
Governing Board Member; William S. Hart Union High School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 21 4:55pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (75/75)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Gloria Mercado-Fortine Click here for more information about this candidate 7,505 votes 35.60%

  • Occupation: Governing Board Member
  • District Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Former teacher, counselor and administrator at middle, junior and high school levels
  • Educational consultant specializing in school reform, charter schools, federal and state compliance audits
  • Former adjunct professor for California State University, Los Angeles; Mission College and College of the Canyons
  • Lifelong resident of Santa Clarita Valley and graduate of William S. Hart Union High School District
  • Master of science degrees in school management and administration, Pepperdine University; bachelor of arts degree, Calif. State University, Northridge
  • Ongoing district accountability, increased responsiveness to parents and community
  • Build Castaic High School and complete modernization projects at all schools
  • Increase technical/vocational and career opportunities for students through partnerships with COC and businesses
Steven M. Sturgeon Click here for more information about this candidate 7,182 votes 34.07%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, William S. Hart School District
  • Vice Chairman, Child & Family Center Foundation
  • Advisory Board Member, SCV Bank
  • California School Board Assn Delegate
  • CSBA Task Force, Construction Mgmt
  • CSBA Task Force, Instructional Time
  • Director, LA County Trustees Assn
  • Castaic High School
  • Expanded Vocational (Career Technical) Education
  • Attention to Literarcy and High School Exit Exam
Joe Messina Click here for more information about this candidate 6,393 votes 30.33%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • SCV Youth Project, Board Member
  • SCV Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Vice President
  • Education Foundation, Teacher Tribute Committee, Vice Chair
  • Past Saugus High School PTSA, President (3 years)
  • Saugus Action Committee, Member
  • Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, Parent Volunteer of the Year, 2004-2005 Nominee
  • Fiscal Accountability for Measure V, get Castaic High Built
  • Address the needs for vocational training in the district
  • Address Ethnic Diversity in the District.

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