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Los Angeles, Orange County, CA November 3, 2009 Election
Governing Board Member; Rowland Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 20 4:27pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (33/33)
0.0% Voter Turnout (9 Total/42257)
  Includes 1/1 Precincts in Orange County as of Dec 29 10:58am
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Robert F. Hidalgo Click here for more information about this candidate 2,077 votes 17.8%
   2,075 votes (17.82%) in Los Angeles County
   2 votes (8.7%) in Orange County

  • Occupation: Educator/School Boardmember
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton '98
  • M.Ed., California Polytechnic Univeristy, Pomona (in progress)
  • Government Teacher, Miller High School
  • Director 1, Los Angeles County School Trustees Association
  • Board of Directors, California Latino School Boards Association
  • President, Board of Education, Rowland Unified School District
  • Promote Safe Schools
  • Improve student learning and innovation
  • Maintain fiscal solvency in difficult economic times
Cary C. Chen Click here for more information about this candidate 2,018 votes 17.3%
   2,014 votes (17.29%) in Los Angeles County
   4 votes (17.4%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Scientist/Educator/Businessman
  • Masters' of Science in Earth Science, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Geophysicist, Supervisor of Software Development, Unocal 76 Corp. International /Research Division. 1978-1991
  • Principal, Super Institute K-12 Academic enrichment program at Wedgeworth Elementary 1993-present
  • CEO/Founder of CMS Furniture Inc. Manufacturing, importing and marketing restaurant furniture. 1991-present
  • Volunteers of Rowland Elementary, Alvarado Middle, and Rowland High School activities. 1990-2003
  • Author/Instructor of "Principles of International Trade" seminars.
  • Funds must be spent as committed, and for keeping or improving teaching qualities.
  • Support and mutivating teachers, and parents to work closer as a team. School principals to take responsibility for the school's performance.
  • Up-to-date tech enviroment, college preparation, vocational training, foreign languages, after-school, summer school programs, are on my top list.
Gilbert G. Garcia, Ph.D. Click here for more information about this candidate 1,820 votes 15.6%
   1,815 votes (15.58%) in Los Angeles County
   5 votes (21.7%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Rowland Unified School District
  • Ph.D., Education, UCLA, '94; M.Ed., Educational Administration, UCLA, '87; B.A., Spanish, UCLA, '70
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, UCLA School Management Program
  • Chief Executive Officer, Lifelong Learning, Inc.
  • California Single Subject Secondary Credential and California Administrative Credential (eligible)
  • Vice President, Executive Board of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association
  • Program Author, Houghton Mifflin Reading and Houghton Mifflin Lectura
  • Maintain the fiscal solvency of the district
  • Continue efforts to reach the highest levels of academic achievement for all of our students
  • Negotiate fairly with all of our employee groups and recognize their contributions, retain our present employees, and attract new ones
A. Kimo Morris Click here for more information about this candidate 1,651 votes 14.1%
   1,648 votes (14.15%) in Los Angeles County
   3 votes (13.0%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Scientist/College Instructor
  • Ph.D., Biology, UCLA '06; M.Sc., Entomology, OSU '98; B.A., Zoology, UCSB '94
  • Adjunct Professor-Mt. SAC, Fullerton College, Cypress College
  • Business owner / Industry consultant (12 years)
  • Long-time active community member
  • PTA President, School-Site Council member, Parent of a 4th-grader in RUSD, Husband to an RUSD alumnus
  • Parent participant on multiple RUSD Committees
  • To vigorously promote a responsible long-term fiscal plan that maintains the exemplary educational program for which RUSD is well known.
  • To lead the drive for a continuously emerging District focusing on a global perspective and technological preparedness for all District learners.
  • Ensure RUSD remains attractive to families, through academic excellence, community programs, technical training, and the promotion of community pride.
Phillip R. Estrada Click here for more information about this candidate 1,536 votes 13.2%
   1,533 votes (13.16%) in Los Angeles County
   3 votes (13.0%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Retired Deputy Sheriff
  • Husband and father of four children ages 3-9yrs
  • Rowland Unified Superintendent Parent Council Member
  • Former Rowland Unified Strategic Planning Team Member
  • Oswalt Academy School Site Council Chairman
  • Oswalt Academy Awards Committee Chairman
  • Former City of West Covina Community Services Commissioner
  • I will commit to establishing a healthy collaborative and respectable partnership between our school board and our community
  • My training and experience as a Deputy Sheriff will assist in enhancing school safety throughout our school district
  • I will diligently strive to maintain a transparent and sound balanced budget
Cecilia S. "Cici" (Duarte) Ornelas Click here for more information about this candidate 1,185 votes 10.2%
   1,182 votes (10.15%) in Los Angeles County
   3 votes (13.0%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Educator/Administrator
  • Director of Student Services, Bassett USD
  • M.A., Education Administration '97 CSUDH
  • B.A., Liberal Studies '89 CSULA
  • Multiple Subjects Credential
  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Technology
  • Parliamentarian, Bassett Council PTA
  • Maintain Financial solvency
  • Meet the needs of the 21st Century Learners
  • Maintain safe and clean learning enviornment
Christopher James Green Click here for more information about this candidate 787 votes 6.7%
   785 votes (6.74%) in Los Angeles County
   2 votes (8.7%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Educator/Data Analyst
  • Masters Public Administration MPA
  • Teacher - Korea, Taiwan, USA
  • City of Casper - FInance department
  • City of Riverside - Recreation department
  • Vice President co-creator TLTA (Taiwan Language Teachers Association)
  • Speak Korean and Chinese
  • Better Financial Oversight and Accountability
  • Increase student enrollment
  • Increase Technology for classes
Brian A. Gutierrez Click here for more information about this candidate 595 votes 5.1%
   594 votes (5.10%) in Los Angeles County
   1 votes (4.3%) in Orange County
  • Occupation: Board of Director
  • Majoring in Political Science
  • Rowland Unified School District Graduate
  • Recipient of Governor Gray Davis Gear-Up Scholarship for Academic excellence
  • Founder of Nogales High School "American Cancer Society" Chapter Youth club, first in the Rowland Unified School District
  • Raised over five thousand five hundred dollars for after school programs while a student in R.U.S.D.
  • National street team leader for "Rock the Vote" California, Los Angeles County area/ registered over five hundred voters
  • Make Parents, Students, Teachers, and all Classified Staff of Rowland Unified and community be number one in decision making of our Rowland Unified
  • Improve Rowland Unified School District Police Department to ensure our schools are the safest in the state
  • Make a Policy that requires Rowland Unified Governing Board Members to be more Accountable when a Bond Measure or Parcel Tax passes

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