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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Board Member; Pleasanton Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (70/70)
(90 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.26%)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Jeff Bowser Click here for more information about this candidate 14149 votes 40.21%

  • Occupation: Businessman/Educator/Parent
  • Masters in Educational Leadership
  • Graduate of the California School Leadership Academy
  • 13-years as a local businessman in telecommunication sales
  • Teaching & Administrative Credentials
  • President Hearst PTA
  • President Pleasanton Foothill Little League
  • Restore fiscal stability to Pleasanton Schools
  • Reduce class size
  • Proivde safe schools for students and employees
Joan Laursen Click here for more information about this candidate 13666 votes 38.84%
  • Occupation: Parent/Community Volunteer
  • BS degree in Business Administration/Finance
  • Worked 12 years in Banking Industry as Cash Manager, Financial Analyst, and as Industry Regulator
  • Active School Volunteer for 15 years in Pleasanton
  • Parent of 2 Children; Daughter at Harvest Park Middle School, Son attending UC San Diego
  • Member, PUSD Budget Advisory Committee
  • President, Pleasanton PTA Council
  • Maintain Fiscal Health-Balanced Budget with Sufficient Reserves, Fiscal Oversight and Accountability, Broad Community Involvement in Planning Process
  • Ensure Excellent Education for all Students - Balance Rigorous Academics, Critical Thinking & Problem-solving, and Quality Arts & Music Experiences
  • Advocate for Early Intervention, Smaller Class Sizes, At-Risk Support, and Continued Improvement in Student Achievement
Sandy Piderit Click here for more information about this candidate 7283 votes 20.70%
  • Occupation: Professor
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
  • parent of 4th grader at Alisal Elementary in Pleasanton
  • member, Alisal School Site Council
  • Ph. D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • engaging community via listening and dialogue, in person and online
  • making do with what we have and budgeting for the long term
  • focus on students' creativity, communication skills, and critical thinking

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Candidate Forums

  • School Board Candidates
    September 16, 2010 at 7 pm
    Pleasanton District Offices
    4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton
  • Sponsored by LWV-Livermore-Amador Valley, American Association of University Women of Livermore-Pleasanton and Dublin
  • The Pleasanton School Board Forum will air at the following times on TV 28:
  • Friday 9/17 11:00 pm Saturday 9/18 6:00 pm Sunday 9/19 12:00 pm Monday 9/20 11:00 pm Tuesday 9/21 2:00 pm & 11:00 pm
News and Analysis

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