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Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Trustee; West Valley-Mission Community College District; Trustee Area 1 Voter Information

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Results as of Nov 25 11:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (282/282)
(27 Total Write-In Votes 0.0%)
  Includes 6/6 Precincts in Santa Cruz County as of December 2 4:43pm
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Chad Walsh Click here for more information about this candidate 79,942 votes 65.7%
   78,863 votes (65.80%) in Santa Clara County
   1,079 votes (60.28%) in Santa Cruz County

  • Occupation: Business Owner/Teacher
  • Founder & President, Fountainhead Law Group - Intellectual Property Firm
  • Part-Time Professor of Law - Intellectual Property
  • Board(s) of Directors - West Valley-Mission Foundation & Santa Clara University Engineering Alumni
  • Moorpark Community College
  • Bachelors/Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Students - Reduce the costs of textbooks, improve college accessibility, and improve transfer opportunities to 4-year Universities.
  • Faculty - Improve trust and morale and attract and retain the best educators for our students.
  • Community - Building bridges between the colleges, local busines, and the community to promote economic opportunities.
Wade Ellis Click here for more information about this candidate 41,673 votes 34.3%
   40,989 votes (34.20%) in Santa Clara County
   684 votes (38.21%) in Santa Cruz County
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Mathematics Instructor at West Valley for 32 years
  • Board Audit and Budget Oversight Committee
  • Publishing Company Co-Owner
  • Hayward Award for Educational Excellence (a Lifetime Achievement Award)of the Calif. CC Academic Senates
  • AMATYC Mathematical Excellence Award (a Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Developer of Award Winning Mathematics Software Package
  • Reducing costs by increasing administrative and instructional efficiency
  • Devising proactive strategies to manage rising benefit costs
  • Offering additional, targeted, state-of-the-art courses to address the changing needs

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Official Information

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Candidate Forums

  • September 9, 6:00 pm West Valley-Mission College Trustees, 7:15 pm Judge #8 Runoff, 8:00 pm Congressional District 14, West Valley College's Baltic Room, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga
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