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California State Government June 8, 2010 Election
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Results as of Jun 29 4:19pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22894/22894)

Runoff Election 11/2/2010

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Larry Aceves Click here for more information about this candidate 807,940 votes 19.2%

  • Occupation: Retired School Superintendent
  • Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley School District
  • 1991-1994 Superintendent, Alum Rock Union School District
  • 1989-1991 Deputy Superintendent, Pajaro Valley Unified School District
  • Principal, Imperial Beach Elementary School, South Bay Union SD
  • 1974-1979 Bilingual Teacher, Bayside Elementary School, South Bay USD
  • MA, Education, Early Childhood Education Emphasis from San Diego State University
  • Stop the budget cuts to our education system.
  • Increase equitable funding for our schools and ensure accountability across the board.
  • I will also work to reduce class sizes, improve student achievement, and reduce our state's dropout rate.
Tom Torlakson Click here for more information about this candidate 779,857 votes 18.6%
  • Occupation: Teacher/California Legislator
  • California State Assemblymember (1996-2000, 2008-present)
  • California State Senator (2000-2008)
  • Contra Costa County Supervisor (1980-1996)
  • Antioch City Council (1978-1980)
  • Teacher, Mt. Diablo Unified School District (1973-1980)
  • University of California, Berkeley B.A. in History (1971), M.A. in Education (1977)
  • Make sure every neighborhood school has the resources required to provide every student a top-quality education in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Support and promote a competitive 21st Century school environment, with our students having multiple pathways to success.
  • Ensure our children have a healthy start, including access to good food, adequate health care, and quality physical education.
Gloria Romero 712,186 votes 17.0%
  • Occupation: Educator/Senator
Lydia A. Gutierrez Click here for more information about this candidate 371,623 votes 8.9%
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • Pepperdine University, B.A.
  • Cal-State Dominques Hill University, M.A.
  • Cal-State Long Beach University, Fellow-Writing
  • U.C.L.A. Mathematics Project-Master Teacher
  • Cal-State Los Angeles University, Access to Science Standards & Educational Technology
  • California Polytechnic State University, Mathematics Leadership Institute
  • Achieving Academic Excellence
  • Building Fiscal Responsibility
  • Cultivating Success after Graduation
Grant Mitchel McMicken Click here for more information about this candidate 297,293 votes 7.1%
  • Occupation: Mathematics Teacher/Educator
  • CSU-S - BA-Mathematics, 1971
  • CSU-S - Secondary Teaching Credential, 1972
  • National U - Masters-Computers&Education, 1991
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Education-1993
  • 27 years teaching mathematics, MS, HS,JC
  • Computer Consultant (7 years)
  • Reform the structure of the CA public education system
  • Promote CTE (vocational education)
  • Promote ELA and arithmetic skills in pre-school and primary grades
Karen Blake Click here for more information about this candidate 290,056 votes 6.9%
  • Occupation: Geologist
  • Thirteen years industry experience.
  • Designed & taught industry courses/CSUB.
  • Adjunct faculty/environmental geology/Unity, Maine.
  • Substitute teacher in Aldine ISD, Texas.
  • Adult literacy volunteer in Houston, Texas.
  • Education Initiative Chair for Pacific Section AAPG.
  • Revisit State Standards & Curriculums, return to time tested teaching methods
  • Pay for Performance - developed by State with teachers input, not imposed by Race to the Top
  • More Charter Schools and California Partnership Academies - success comes from parental involvement & industry support
Diane A. Lenning, Ed.M. Click here for more information about this candidate 262,423 votes 6.3%
  • Occupation: Retired Educator
  • Educator over 30 yrs: high school English, history, science, math, traffic & safety & music in national award winning district, most improved scores
  • Investor/Businessowner over 40 years. Founding Board Member of HB4Marines and Cal Poly Advisory Board, Soc Sciences
  • MEDAL of FREEDOM AWARD winner 2004 by United State Senate for political analysis, talking points preserving LIBERTY, Freedom in America and the world
  • M.A. Secondary Education-History/CSULB... B.A. Cal-Poly SLO...CSUF Credentials: Administration, Resource Specialist, CLAD/ELL, Traffic & Safety
  • President: Federalist Society: Concord Law School...3rd year law student to write legislation to systemically "fix" our schools!
  • Descendant of George Washington's sister; DAR, Patriot, founding Jamestown, VA family.
  • Reduce the "drop-out" rate: SAFE schools for positive learning environment. Strategies such as w.PetersProcedures to assure "high quality" educators
  • VOCATIONAL Education for student skills to get a JOB after high school. Some kids don't intent to go to college. JOB skills improve their future!
  • Gov't/Civics requirement to assure "Torch of Liberty" is passed on to @ generation! Teach US Constitution, founding documents, Amer flag in classrooms
Daniel M. Nusbaum Click here for more information about this candidate 209,964 votes 4.9%
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • B.A. in English, State Univ. of NY at Buffalo, 1968
  • M.S. in education, State Univ. College at Buffalo, 1970
  • National Teacher Corps graduate, 1970
  • CA Arts Council "musical artist-in-residence," 1976
  • doctoral candidate in education admin. & policy, UCLA, 1986
  • candidate for CA supt. of public instruction,1982, 1986
  • "Executive Councils" are needed to govern and manage CA public schools.
  • CA lottery funds must go directly to schools, not school districts.
  • Do away with California Standards Tests.
Alexia L. Deligianni 205,869 votes 4.8%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Orange Unified School District
Henry Williams, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 121,539 votes 2.8%
  • Occupation: Adjunct Professor
  • Ed.D: (pending), Ed.M, B.S., A.S., A.A. Degrees
  • Doctoral Dissertation: The Encounters of Native Hawaiian Youth with Hawaiian Sovereignty and their Experiences in Education
  • Taught at University of California College Prep Online, Simpson University, Credential: CCTC, currently an online college professor.
  • Board member: Shasta County Citizens Against Racism (SCCAR), Member: Campaign for College Opportunity (Regional Judge), School Site Council.
  • U.S.A.F. Veteran, Homeschooled in California for 12 years, SLS/SLLA exam,
  • Toastmasters Club: Hawaii, misc. professional development certificates
  • Parental rights and values: empower parents so they can safeguard how their children learn.
  • Decrease dropout rate: more online learning and synthesizing NCLB mandates into arts, music, sports, and vocational training,
  • Improve budget crisis: Revise Prop. 98, pay-cap on county/district superintendents, remove duplicate office of the Secretary of Education,
Leonard James Martin 120,297 votes 2.8%
  • Occupation: Retired
Faarax Dahir Sheikh-Noor 32,471 votes 0.7%

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  • Works with the educational community to improve academic performance.
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