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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter J. Manuel Herrera

Candidate for
Board Member; East Side Union High School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, East Side Union High School District
  • In prior elections, the San Jose Mercury News has endorsed Manuel saying "He's a natural leader and consensus builder."
  • School board colleagues, in an unprecedented move, suspended normal rotation of officers and elected Manuel as Board President for 4 out of 5 years.
  • BA in Social Sciences and an MA in Urban Studies, from the University of the Pacific and Occidental College.
  • Public administration career: Ombudsman-City of San Jose; Director of Planning-United Way of the Bay Area; Union City & East Palo Alto administrator.
  • Former County Transportation Commissioner for 7 years, appointed by ex-San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery
  • Former Adjunct Professor, 14 years, San Jose State University, Nonprofit Management Certification Program.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Promote choice for students and families through strong support for magnet programs, academies, smaller learning communities, and charter schools.
  • Champion ongoing professional development for teachers to master differentiated teaching styles to reach our diverse community of students.
  • Close achievement gap with intensive teacher training, student-parent accountability, and priority to English learners/special education students.
Questions on Issues

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Key Endorsements
  • East Side Teachers Association
  • San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
  • County Supervisor Dave Cortese
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