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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Board Member; Campbell Union High School District Voter Information

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Results as of Nov 25 11:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (143/143)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Diane T. Gordon Click here for more information about this candidate 36,105 votes 35.47%

  • Occupation: Business Women/Incumbent
  • BS Business Administration, San Jose State University
  • Masters in Governance, California School Board Association
  • Board of Trustees, CCOC/METRO Ed 2004-present
  • Board President,Campbell Union High School District 2006-2007
  • Board President, CCOC/ METRO ED 2008- present
  • Close the achievement gap.
  • Improve graduation rates
  • Continue to build partnerships with community stake holders
Rick Costanzo Click here for more information about this candidate 28,527 votes 28.02%
  • Occupation: Retired Principal
  • 22 years as teacher, coach and activities director at Westmont HS
  • 3 years as dean of students at Leigh HS
  • 5 years as principal at Leigh HS
  • Masters in Education
  • Admnistrative and Lifetime Teaching credentials
  • 20 years as basketball and tennis coach at Westmont and selected as CCS Honor Coach in 1990-91
  • Put students first
  • Campus safety for both students and staff
  • Enhancing educational experiences for students with more course offerings in math, science and elective areas
Lizandro Carrasco Click here for more information about this candidate 18,369 votes 18.05%
  • Occupation: School Board Member, Luther Burbank School District
  • Clerk, LBSD Board of Trustees
  • Delegate, Santa Clara County School Board Association
  • BS, Santa Clara University
  • District Representative, California State Senate (employment)
  • Member, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Academic achievement: closing the achievement gap and increasing graduation rates.
  • Campus safety: providing a safe learning environment.
  • Fiscal responsibility and accountability
Philip Reynolds, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 11,142 votes 10.95%
  • Occupation: Communications Technician
  • Raised two sons through the public school system
  • Spent many years active in PTA from Elementary through High School
  • Volunteer for PAL and Pop Warner Football
  • Founding President, Olinder Neighborhood Assoc. 3 terms, Co-Founder- Olinder Neighborhood Food Program
  • U.S. Dept. Of Justice Volunteer / Organized National Neighborhoods Conference, Former Member- San Jose Strong Neighborhoods Initiative Team
  • Interacted with gangs and San Jose "Right Connection" group, Graduate- SJ Citizen Police Academy
  • Reducing the numbers of student drop outs by engaging students in the learning process
  • Eliminate gang activity on campus and increase campus safety to create an enviroment conducive to learning
  • Increase dialog and open communication with all schools within the district to ensure all parties are working toward the same goals
Dale I. Barr, O.D. Click here for more information about this candidate 7,649 votes 7.51%
  • Occupation: Optometrist in private practice
  • Doctor of Optometry, UC Berkeley
  • Moreland Elementary School District Personnel Commissioner
  • Math Olympiad Instructor
  • MS Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • Father of two wonderful daughters
  • Doting husband
  • Ensure our programs are meeting all of our students where they are and moving them forward.
  • Ensure our tax dollars are being wisely spent on programs that provide a good return on investment.
  • Make sure this district runs like a business charged with increasing test scores and property values.

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Official Information

Campbell Union High School District
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