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San Joaquin County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Van-Ha To-Cowell

Candidate for
Board Member; Lincoln Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1978
  • Master of Arts in Education (English Language Development), Sacramento State University, 1988
  • Recipient of a Public Service Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a professional honor society of women educators
  • Commissioner of City of Stockton 49-99 Library System Advisory Board
  • Now serving on five advisory committees in Lincoln District, including Superintendent Budget Advisory and Chair of Lincoln High School Site Council
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, Chair of the Public Affairs Committee
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Improve educational achievement
  • Ensure open & responsive communication with parents and staff
  • Fiscal accountability
Key Endorsements
  • Former CA State Senator Patrick Johnston, State Senator Mike Machado
  • SJ County Supervisors Ken Vogel & Victor Mow
  • The Record
Position Papers
My Vision for Lincoln Unified: Putting Children First
I have seen first-hand how education can make a difference in the lives of children and families. That's why I believe passionately in putting the interests of children first in all decisions and activities at Lincoln Unified.
My Stand on the Issues
Academic achievement is my top priority. I will make it a districtwide goal and focus on programs and practices to ensure success for all Lincoln students. I will ensure that Lincoln lives within its means and makes prudent budget decisions. I will also work to have open & responsive communication with parents and staff.
I want to run a campaign that is funded and supported by ordinary citizens who have a personal interest in the education and future of the children. I have walked door to door since mid-July and have enjoyed the positive experience of meeting and listening to Lincoln families.
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