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Alameda County, CA February 7, 2012 Election
Board of Education Member; City of Piedmont Voter Information

Results as of Feb 10 11:24pm
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Sarah Pearson Click here for more information about this candidate 3,099 votes 32.3%

  • Occupation: Pediatrician
  • Co-Chair, Measures B&E School Parcel Tax Campaign, 2009
  • President, Piedmont Middle School Parents Club, 2010-11
  • Member, Budget Advisory, Wellness Center and Giving Campaign Committees
  • Member, Wildwood & Piedmont Middle School Parent Club Boards
  • Facilitator, Piedmont Parents Network
  • Graduate, Harvard University and Stanford Medical School
  • Allocate scarce resources wisely
  • Listen to and engage with our community
  • Make decisions so that every child feels nurtured and stimulated to reach his or her potential
Andrea Swenson Click here for more information about this candidate 2,794 votes 29.1%
  • Occupation: Retired Financial Executive
  • B.A. in History and Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 2011 Winner Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Piedmont Choirs Founders Award
  • Wildwood Elementary Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Board of Directors Piedmont Educational Foundation
  • We need to serve the needs of each and every Piedmont student
  • We need to better integrate technology into the classroom
  • We need to be resourceful about doing more with less
Rick Raushenbush Click here for more information about this candidate 2,327 votes 24.2%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Vice President, PUSD Board of Education
  • Harvard University, A.B. cum laude Government 1981
  • University of Virginia Law School, J.D. 1986
  • Former President, Citizens Oversight Committee Seismic Safety Bond Program
  • Ensuring the Quality and Breadth of Our Children's Education
  • Providing Strong Fiscal Oversight
  • Finishing the Seismic Retrofit Program
Jon F. Elliott Click here for more information about this candidate 1,247 votes 13.0%
  • Occupation: Environmental Consultant, Educator
  • Decade of volunteering in Piedmont schools, including Site Councils: PMS (2006-9), PHS (2009-11); District curriculum and GATE committees
  • Chair, Piedmont Unified School District Citizens Advisory Committee on Parcel Tax Measures B & E (2009-11)
  • Long-time PUSD parent (12th, 10th, 5th graders)
  • 30 years of regulatory compliance and public/private program development
  • Extensive community and professional volunteerism
  • BSE (Mechanical Engineering), Princeton University; MPP (Master of Public Policy), UC Berkeley; JD (Law), UC Berkeley/Boalt Hall
  • Thoughtful decisions based on rigorous analysis, using best available information to move the District forward
  • Timely and meaningful public information, participation, and input
  • Effective partnership among the Board, District staff, and the community
Nancy "Sunny" Bostrom 135 votes 1.4%

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 2 questions on School Funding and Civic Engagement.


League of Women Voters Candidate Forum and Pros and Cons Presentation

  • KCOM Broadcast Schedule - The TV Schedule shows times of the rebroadcasts of the Piedmont LWV Election Forum of 1-12-12. The Forum featured the candidates for Piedmont City Council and Piedmont School Board as they presented their ideas and goals and answered questions posed by members of the audience. The Forum also featured Pros and Cons on Measure A, The City Sewer Surtax, presented by the authors of the arguments in the Sample Ballot.
News and Analysis

The Piedmonter

Piedmont Civic Association The Piedmont Patch
  • Q&A with School Board Candidates - Piedmont Patch asked candidates about their familiarity with financial issues, parcel tax exemptions, students' physical fitness and whether parent donations have reached their limit. 02/01/12
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