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Santa Clara County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Board Member; Mountain View-Whisman School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 17 1:46pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (29/29)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Christopher Kent Chiang Click here for more information about this candidate 11114 votes 26.59%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Currently teaching 6th Grade at the Sacred Heart Schools (previously taught high school for seven years in Cupertino and NYC public schools)
  • 2010 Teacher of the Year (Monta Vista High School)
  • Google Certified Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and Gifted and Talented Education Certified
  • MA in Teaching from Stanford University
  • MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University
  • BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine
  • Implementing community developed metrics that align with the real outcomes we value for our children.
  • Developing career long leadership tracks for our district's talented teachers in order to recruit and retain the very best educators.
  • Start a community discussion on redesigning education for the 21st century.
Steven E. Nelson Click here for more information about this candidate 10095 votes 24.15%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Teacher/Engineer
  • 3rd occupation: CA Math-Science Credential Teacher (cross cultural & English Learner)
  • 2nd occupation: Research & Development Engineer/U. of CA, Xerox PARC, etc. M.S. UC Santa Barbara
  • 1st occupation: Science Teacher/U.S. Peace Corps - Africa
  • 17 yr. Mountain View Whisman School District parent
  • 25 yr. Mountain View resident, 17 yrs as a non-profit director
  • 90% retired, more time for district oversight and community input
  • School District community input to our city government standard (Great)
  • Absolute adherence to "Open & Public" District meetings (Brown Act)
  • Quality and Ethics in Trustees, administrators, and teachers
Bill Lambert Click here for more information about this candidate 8289 votes 19.83%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Patent Attorney/Scientist
  • Counsel, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories
  • PhD, Chemical Physics, Caltech
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • Actively address the achievement gap
  • Advance math and science education in our schools
  • Increase parent involvement
Peter Darrah Click here for more information about this candidate 7581 votes 18.13%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Computer Engineer
  • Mountain View Educational Fund Board Member
  • Former member MVWSD Budget Task Force
  • Parent of two kids in the District
  • Manager for Advanced Micro Devices
  • Fluent Spanish speaker
  • 10 year resident of Mountain View
  • Educate every child to their potential
  • Hire, encourage, train, and retain top teachers
  • Spend Measure G funds wisely to build outstanding facilities
Jim Pollart Click here for more information about this candidate 4726 votes 11.30%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Property Developer / Builder
  • BS in engineering from Purdue University, MBA from Wharton School of Business
  • Founder/leader of "Share Shoreline" parent group who successfully lobbied the city to share $13.6 million in property taxes with local schools
  • Member of MVLA high school district Measure A Citizen's Oversight Committee since 2010
  • Married for 17 years, Mountain View resident for 15 years, two daughters who currently attend MV public schools
  • 25 years of professional experience in engineering, property development and construction
  • I will work for a new, permanent tax sharing agreement with the city that provides a permanent source of additional funding for our schools.
  • I will ensure the district spends the $198 million dollars in Measure G bond funds wisely and efficiently to modernize our classrooms and facilities.
  • I will reinforce the culture of continuous improvement and accountability among all district employees

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    1701 Rock Avenue
    Mountain View, CA 94043
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