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San Diego County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Board Member; Poway Unified School District Voter Information

Full Term.

Results as of Nov 30 4:36pm
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Marc Davis Click here for more information about this candidate 23,915 votes 18.6%

  • Occupation: Businessman/Financial Advisor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BYU 1990)
  • Certified Financial Planner certificant (1993)
  • Owner - Davis & Seiley Wealth Management (1994)
  • Vice President - San Diego County Metropolitan Advisory Board - Salvation Army
  • Stake President/Church Leader - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (1995-04)
  • Married 22 years (Karen). Father of 7 children (1 boy, 6 girls - ages 5-20)
  • Resolve the long term school funding problems and restore pay cuts taken by PUSD employees.
  • Continue focus on college readiness by reducing class size, emphasizing core literacy and increasing funding for the arts
  • Help PUSD open new ways of teaching and learning while continuing our focus of "Character Counts" citizenship development.
Penny Ranftle Click here for more information about this candidate 21,772 votes 17.0%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Sixteen Years Experience as Board Member
  • Vice-President, Poway Unified Board of Education
  • Occupation: Director, BizTown, Junior Achievement of San Diego's 5th Grade Experiential Learning Program
  • President, San Diego County School Boards Association
  • Delegate, California School Boards Association
  • Member, Poway Chamber of Commerce
  • Maintain High Academic and Discipline Standards While Working to Ensure Each Student Reaches Their Potential
  • Ensure Budget Cuts Remain as Far Away from the Classroom as Possible
  • Continue to Work to Eliminate the Achievement Gap
Todd Gutschow Click here for more information about this candidate 19,989 votes 15.6%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • President, Poway Unified School Board
  • Board President, AVID Center
  • Board Member, Classroom of the Future Foundation
  • Boardmember & Former Chairperson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
  • Founder, HNC Software Inc. (grew company from 2 employees to 1400 employees)
  • BA in Physics from Harvard University
  • Ensure students are prepared for college and career success in the 21st century
  • Manage district finances to encourage new revenue sources and keep cuts away from students
  • Increase use of technology in our classrooms to engage students and improve learning
Kimberley Beatty Click here for more information about this candidate 18,353 votes 14.3%
  • Occupation: PTA Board Member
  • Former DEA Special Agent
  • J.D., University of Maryland Law School
  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • Legislation Chair, Multiple PTA Boards
  • Former Member, Sabre Springs Planning Board
  • 2010 Boston Marathon Finisher
  • Support student-centered quality education.
  • Fight for adequate funding for our schools.
  • Expand innovative college prep programs.
Tom Giles Click here for more information about this candidate 16,458 votes 12.8%
  • Occupation: Business Owner, CEO
  • SDSU Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences Business Admin. Management
  • Member of the School Site Council
  • Member PTA
  • Father of three children in Poway School District
  • Elected Member of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council
  • PTA and was voted as one of the 2009 PUSD School Site Volunteers of the Year
  • Improving Education- It's time to Fix Our Schools First
  • This is the time to change the way Sacramento funds our schools
  • Zero tolerance of violence for the safety of our children
Stan Rodkin Click here for more information about this candidate 10,683 votes 8.3%
  • Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer
  • Thirteen years' service as a Board of
  • Education member in the Poway Unified
  • School District in years past
  • BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Restoration of vocational courses so graduates will find jobs
  • Improvement of academic rigor
  • Conservation of energy to put more dollars in the classroom.
John Gunderson 9,097 votes 7.1%
  • Occupation: District Attorney Investigator
Frederick W. Pierce Click here for more information about this candidate 8,105 votes 6.3%
  • Occupation: Student Housing Executive
  • Trustee Emeritus, California State University
  • Past President, SDSU Alumni Association
  • Past President, CSU Alumni Council
  • CEO, Pierce Education Properties
  • Former Executive, Price Waterhouse
  • Vice Chair, SDSU College of Business
  • Equal Admissions Access for PUSD Graduates to SDSU
  • Increased Private Financial Support
  • Stonger Legislative Advocacy in Sacramento

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  Official Information

Poway Unified School District Board Web Page
News and Analysis

North County Times

San Diego U-T
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