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Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Board Member; West Contra Costa Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 30 11:25am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (144/144)
(454 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.35%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Madeline Kronenberg Click here for more information about this candidate 26731 votes 20.83%

  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • 30 years of teaching experience as an Adult Education Vocational Instructor
  • Won State Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • Spearheaded a "college-going culture" by Co-Founding the Ivy League Connection
  • Served as an active PTA/PTSA volunteer for over 15 years, including in various leadership positions
  • Lives in El Cerrito with her husband, Hale, of 30 years
  • Provide a quality education for all students in the district
  • Continue to maintain a balanced budget to keep our district solvent and develop resources to protect our future
  • Ensure our kids are prepared to enter the 21st century workforce
Charles T. Ramsey Click here for more information about this candidate 25802 votes 20.10%
  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • West Contra Costa School Board Member since 1993
  • Initiated the "Ivy League Connection" program allowing district students to experience campus life at some of the country's top universities
  • Practicing attorney in Oakland
  • Graduated from Berkeley High School; earned undergraduate degree from UCLA and law degree from Hastings School of Law
  • Lives in El Cerrito with his wife, Donna, and daughters, Adrianne, 15 and Monica, 13
  • Student Achievement
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • School Safety
Elaine R. Merriweather Click here for more information about this candidate 22647 votes 17.64%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Parent
  • Graduate of San Francisco State University 1983, twenty-five years of public school teaching experience, was PTA president at Adams Middle School
  • Golden Gate Service Center "1999 State Who Award" and San Francisco State University College of Education Alumni "Golden Torch Award" 5/7/05
  • School Site Council Chairwoman at Richmond High School 2002, currently on council at son's school in WCCUSD
  • Recognized by West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education for parent volunteerism, honored with a Resolution, Dec.15, 1993
  • Awarded the " Parents Make a Difference Award" by KTVU Channel 2
  • Honored for Advocacy for Young Children by Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco
  • Advocate for adequate funding
  • Create better ways to share information with parents and teachers,open lines of communication
  • Work diligently to improve safety
Jason S. Freeman Click here for more information about this candidate 21473 votes 16.73%
  • Occupation: Science/Math Educator
  • More than 13 years of experience supporting formal and informal learning opportunities for underserved youth
  • Certified classroom teacher
  • National education leader responsible for connecting science resources with afterschool programs
  • Masters in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Lives in El Cerrito with wife Gretchen, also an educator, and daughter Sydney, born August 2009
  • Building on proven examples of success from our own and other communities
  • Taking advantage of external resources and funding opportunities to equip our schools, teachers, and students for success
  • Embracing science and technology as tools to prepare our students for college and careers
Audrey Miles Click here for more information about this candidate 20886 votes 16.27%
  • Occupation: Teacher/School Boardmember
  • Civic Pride Award honoring Audrey Miles on August 14, 2010 for enriching the lives of children.
  • Coordinator of First 5, 2010 Summer Pre-K Program
  • West Contra Costa County School Board Trustee since 2006
  • WCCUSD Board President 2008-09
  • 17 years of K-6 teaching experience
  • Provide the highest quality education for all of our children.
  • Encourage and strengthen positive choices in our students through programs that support and respect the diverse communities we live in.
  • Provide for individual and collective accountability by board, staff, teachers, students.
Charles Cowens Click here for more information about this candidate 10364 votes 8.07%
  • Occupation: Software Technical Writer
  • President, Bayside Council of PTAs (WCCUSD) 2004-06
  • Vice President, 32d District PTA (Contra Costa County) 2007-09
  • Chair, Community Budget Advisory Committee (WCCUSD) 2005-10
  • West Contra Costa Education Fund, Distinguished Citizen Award Winner 2006
  • Parent in WCCUSD Schools for 16 Years
  • BA, UC Berkeley 1985
  • Honor and support all paths for student success
  • Find creative ways to attract and retain quality teaching
  • Increase community and parent involvement in our schools and the district

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  Official Information

West Contra Costa Unified School District Website
Candidate Debates

School Board Candidates Forum 10/14/10 Video

School Board Candidates Forum 9/29/10 Video
Parents of WCCUSD
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