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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Board Member; Alameda Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Feb 1 2:01pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (46/46)
(132 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.19%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Trish Spencer Click here for more information about this candidate 14823 votes 21.49%

  • Occupation: School Boardmember/Parent
  • U.C. Berkeley Bachelor of Arts (Sociology). U.C. Irvine, Paralegal Certificate. Law degree, Western State University (Juris Doctorate)
  • Educator - Substitute teacher in almost all AUSD schools, including English Language Learners & Special Needs
  • Committted Volunteer-Alameda PTA Council Pres. 2006-08; volunteer where there is need, not just my childen's schools
  • Save Our Music; Kids Chalk Art Project; Garden Grants; Alameda County Youth Planning Panel
  • My 4 children attended: WCDC, Head Start, Otis, Earhart, Lincoln, Alameda High, Encinal, & ACLC
  • One daughter just graduated from UC Santa Cruz, Computer Science/English double major; French minor. Twins now attend COA & Harvard University.
  • Quality education for every child. Smaller classes; diverse courses: music, art; languages, STEM, advanced placement, career-technical & vocational.
  • Fiscal responsibility. Transparency. Collaboration.
  • "Kids First" - Every Board decision must go to providing quality education for all children & be fiscally responsible, so that we put "kids first."
Barbara Kahn 11696 votes 16.96%
  • Occupation: Retired Social Worker
Niel Tam Click here for more information about this candidate 9452 votes 13.71%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Master of Arts - Special Education
  • Master of Arts - School Administration
  • City of Alameda Commission on Disabilities Issues
  • Alamed Red Cross 2008 Community Service Award
  • The San Francisco Foundation 2002 Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity Award
  • Coro Northern California Fellow
  • Maintain a balanced budget and be proactive about securing adequate funding for our children.
  • Implement the goals and strategies of the AUSD Master Plan
  • Implement the AUSD Instructional Initiatives to support our teachers.
Jon G. Murphy Click here for more information about this candidate 7466 votes 10.83%
  • Occupation: Instructor/ Nurse Practitioner
  • Ed.D. Doctorate in Educational Leadership 2012
  • Masters of Science in Nursing 1996 SSU
  • BA in Diversified Liberal Arts
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Grad # 3 in Class in an Alameda High School
  • Transparency
  • Pay Increase for Teachers
  • Accountability
Michael J. "Mike" Robles-Wong Click here for more information about this candidate 7111 votes 10.31%
  • Occupation: Retired Business Manager
  • Chairperson, Measure A parcel tax campaign
  • Past President, Community of Harbor Bay Isle
  • Past President, Alameda Civil Service Board
  • Lead plaintiff family, educational funding lawsuit
  • Signatory, Protect the Parks Initiative
  • Past President, NorCal Asian Peace Officers Assoc.
  • Find collaborative solutions with our teachers to make all schools high achievers.
  • Develop a long-term schools facilities plan that Alamedans can afford.
  • Work in close partnership with the city and community to find mutually beneficial solutions.
Ron Mooney Click here for more information about this candidate 6407 votes 9.29%
  • Occupation: Parent/Businessman
  • PTA Leader, Public Education Advocate
  • Alameda Education Foundation, Board Member
  • KASE - YES on H, Treasurer
  • Measure A (2001 & 2005) Co-Chair
  • Parent of an elementary, middle and high school student
  • Incumbent
  • Increasing Rigor, Accountability and implementing the Master Plan
  • Advocate continually for fair funding and fiscal responsibility
  • Excellent education at all schools using resources equitably
Tom Lynch Click here for more information about this candidate 5355 votes 7.76%
  • Occupation: Parent/ Businessman
  • BA EECS from UC Berkeley
  • 20 years Sales and Management at Sun Microsystems
  • 10 years Software Management and Sales Digital Equipment Corp
  • Chaired Boys and Girls Club Annual Auction Gala
  • PTA Council President, Former Bay Farm School PTA President
  • HOA Board Member in Community of Harbor Bay
  • Restore Community Trust.
  • Ensure Fiscal Responsibility.
  • Provide equity and diversity of education for all students across Alameda.
Robert W. Mann 3415 votes 4.95%
  • Occupation: Parent/ Attorney
Kurt Peterson Click here for more information about this candidate 3108 votes 4.51%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • B/A Mass Communications
  • 35 years of Sales Management business experience
  • 35 year resident of Alameda
  • Married with two grown sons who attended Alameda public schools K-12
  • 10 year Member of the Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board (oversee Navy clean-up projects)
  • Member of the City of Alameda Open Government Commission (oversee the compliance of the City's Sunshine Ordinance)
  • Make sure Alameda remains the "Gem of the East Bay"
  • Elect officials who answer to the public's concerns
  • Work honestly and openly for the betterment of all Alameda residents

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  • Date: Thursday, October 18
    Time: 7 - 8:30 PM
    Place: Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue
    Co-Sponsors: LWV Alameda and AAUW

  • The public is invited to attend and submit written questions for the candidates.
    The forum will be videotaped, and the video posted for later viewing.
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