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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Board Member; Pleasanton Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 25 10:26am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (70/70)
(126 Total Write-In Votes 0.19%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Chris Grant Click here for more information about this candidate 16129 votes 24.20%

  • Occupation: Current School Board Trustee
  • School Board Trustee and Clerk
  • PUSD Excellence Committee, Founding Member
  • Academic Achievement Committee
  • Joint Power Board For Special Education, Trustee
  • Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Board Member
  • Pleasanton Economic Vitality Committee Member
  • Continue Student Achievement Improvement, - Maintain and Advance Class Size Reduction, Expand Reading, Math and Language Arts Intervention Programs
  • Student Safety- Ensure Safe, Welcoming Schools that Encourages Learning, Expand Counselor Outreach at All Schools, Provide Conflict Resolution Support
  • Fiscal Responsibility-Maintain a Balanced Budget & Reserves, Provide Fiscal Oversight, Audit and Planning, Broad Community Involvement in Budget Plan
Valerie Arkin Click here for more information about this candidate 15252 votes 22.88%
  • Occupation: Parent/ Community Volunteer
  • Library Commissioner, City of Pleasanton
  • Tri-Valley YMCA, Board of Directors
  • Youth Master Plan Implementation Committee member
  • Active school volunteer
  • Parent of 3 children, elementary to high school
  • BS degree in Health Science, MBA degree
  • Maintain programs and staff during budget crisis
  • Commitment to academic success for ALL students, commitment to music/arts/athletic programs
  • Ensuring the health and safety of our children, encourage community input
Jamie Yee Hintzke Click here for more information about this candidate 13398 votes 20.10%
  • Occupation: School Health Consultant
  • Attended Alisal Elementary, Pleasanton Middle, Foothill High School
  • Pleasanton resident for 35 years
  • Parent of two school-aged children
  • Member, PUSD Excellence Committee
  • Member, PUSD Budget Advisory Committee
  • President, Harvest Park PTA
  • Academic Excellence and Support for ALL Students
  • Strengthen Communication and school to parent partnerships
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
Stephen Page 8806 votes 13.21%
  • Occupation: Doctor/ Consultant / Educator
Jeff Bowser Click here for more information about this candidate 8364 votes 12.55%
  • Occupation: Sales Director
  • CA Teaching & Administrative Credentials
  • California School Leadership Academy Fellow
  • BS: Biochemistry; UC Davis
  • MS: Educational Leadership; CSU Hayward
  • President Hearst PTA
  • President Pleasanton Foothill Little League
  • Solve the fiscal crisis in Pleasanton Schools
  • Provide resources to teachers to help with the changing demographics (English proficiency, learning disabilities, etc.).
  • Proivde safe schools for students and employees
Prasad V. Rallapalli Click here for more information about this candidate 4572 votes 6.86%
  • Occupation: Database Architect
  • MBA (IIMA), Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University)
  • Developed, Taught Graduate courses at Claremont and Golden Gate University
  • Principal Database Architect, Yahoo Inc.
  • Multi-national Engineering and Management experience with Fortune 100 Corporations and Technology startups
  • Both kids studying in Pleasanton USD schools since 1999, Wife teaches Special Ed. in Fremont USD
  • Co-Founded Pleasanton Science League
  • Give our children a World Class Education in Pleasanton USD
  • * To Acquire and Apply Knowledge not just get high test scores
  • * To Compete Globally and Thrive not just survive

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

Candidate Forums

  • Pleasanton School District Candidate Forum sponsored by LWV Livermore-Amador Valley, Pleasanton PTA and AAUW September 30, 7 - 8:30 pm at Pleasanton School District Offices, 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA.
  • This forum will be shown on Comcast Channel 26 October 6 - October 8th at 6:30 pm and various other times before the election
News and Analysis

Tri Valley Herald

Pleasanton School BoardCandidates answers questions at forum

Six Running for Pleasanton School Board
General Links

Pleasanton Unified School District
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