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Santa Barbara County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Board Member; Montecito Union School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 30 10:51am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (5/5)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Deborah Fuss Click here for more information about this candidate 1758 votes 28.81%

  • Occupation: Parent/Retired Executive
  • Former Marketing Executive for Technology Firms
  • Served MUS on the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Site Council, Chief Academic Officer Interview Team,
  • MUS Cares Committee, Room Parent, Kindergarten Art Class Aid, Regular Board attendance for past 2.5+ years
  • Re-establish a culture of civility, trust & respect
  • Open Communication and Decision Making Practices
  • Implement sound fiscal practices
Gwyn Lurie Click here for more information about this candidate 1579 votes 25.88%
  • Occupation: Parent/Writer
  • Mother of two wonderful daughters ages 3 and 6
  • An involved parent at Montecito Union School
  • Worked to bring members of the community together to build consensus
  • Member of non-profit boards including the Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Former UCLA Undergraduate Student Body President
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar; Newton-Tatum Scholar - Oxford University
  • Ensure all students receive a high quality public education
  • Develop an open process for parent, teacher & community input to build consensus among stakeholders as we plan for the future
  • Ensure that the community's resources (both financial and intellectual) are soundly allocated
Mary Kirkhart Click here for more information about this candidate 1411 votes 23.13%
  • Occupation: Parent/Executive/Entrepreneur
  • Proud parent of a first grade student at Montecito Union School
  • Former President and co-founder of a Santa Barbara based $1B company
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of a public company
  • Moved to Santa Barbara nearly 20 years ago, resident of Montecito for the last 14 years
  • Open Communication
  • Transparent Decision Making
  • Collaborative Leadership
Edward "Ted" Urschel Click here for more information about this candidate 1307 votes 21.42%
  • Occupation: Corporate Attorney and Parent
  • A long time resident of Montecito (moved to Montecito in 1970, returned in 2002)
  • Educated at Cold Spring, Montecito Union and Laguna Blanca Schools
  • B.A. from UC Davis; law degree from Hastings College of the Law
  • 17 years of experience representing technology companies, with focus on corporate law and technology licensing
  • At Montecito Union, served on school site council, chaired and volunteered for numerous PTA events, and volunteered in classrooms
  • Married to Carissa Smith; parents of daughter in 8th grade at SBJHS (attended Montecito Union from K-6), and son in 4th grade at Montecito Union
  • Apply my knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Montecito Union and Montecito to help guide and support the school and the new superintendent
  • Exercise the fiscal restraint necessary to ensure the continued financial health of the Montecito Union School District
  • Leverage my experience both advising and serving on boards to bring sound governance, communications and consensus-building practices to the board

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