Alameda County, CA
November 6, 2012 Election
I grew up in the Oakland flatlands. I benefited from my parents' encouragement and work ethic.I earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College. I also took classes at Laney and Merritt Colleges, so I am familiar with the Peralta District, both as a student and as a community member. Reduced state funding has led to cuts of hundreds of class sections, counseling hours, and other student services in the Peralta District. In June 2012 voters approved the Measure B parcel tax which makes available $8 million in new revenue each year for 8 years. If elected, I will work actively to use Measure B funds to restore full-time and part-time jobs so the District can once again provide quality education for young and older adults. I will also emphasize budget reform and will work with other Peralta Trustees to bring transparency to the Peralta budget. I will provide oversight to assure the responsible use of Measure B funds. I will emphasize efforts to produce stability for the district. I will be accessible to students, employees, and community members, and will "put the community back in our community colleges."
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