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San Mateo County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
Board Member; Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jan 15 5:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (38/38)
25.4% Voter Turnout (91,335/359,535)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Charles "Chuck" Velschow Click here for more information about this candidate 3,892 votes 22.7%

  • Occupation: High School Teacher
  • Classroom teacher for over 18 years
  • BRSSD trustee for the past 2.5 years
  • Co-Chair of the Measure U Campaign
  • BA, Political Science, UC Davis
  • Master's in Governance, CSBA
  • Education Advisory Committee, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
  • Stabilization of district finances while maintaining academic excellence.
  • Support BRSSD staff in implementation of new Common Core standards.
  • Long term goals of STEM enhancement, re-establishment of GATE, and summer enrichment for at risk students
Suvarna Bhopale Click here for more information about this candidate 3,082 votes 18.0%
  • Occupation: Mother / Attorney
  • J.D. from Georgetown Law School
  • B.A., UMCP (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude)
  • 10 year resident of Redwood Shores
  • Mother of 2 children at Sandpiper Elementary
  • PTA Site Council Member, PTA Advocacy Chair
  • President of Bridgeport HOA
  • Improve communication and partnership with the community
  • Seek long-term solutions to enrollment growth and inadequate funding
  • Champion sustained improvement among all schools in our district
Amy K. Koo Click here for more information about this candidate 2,405 votes 14.0%
  • Occupation: Supply Chain Manager
  • BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT
  • MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford
  • Manager, Trade Operations at Gilead Sciences in Foster City
  • Advocated for Language Immersion Program in BRSSD (2009-2011)
  • Advocated for neighborhood schools and improved communication to new families on school assignments (2013)
  • Mom of 2 boys (5 and 2) and 10 year resident of district
  • Improving communication and transparency to all stakeholders
  • Preserving neighborhood schools during increasing enrollment
  • Ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely
Herbert R. Neuman 2,308 votes 13.5%
  • Occupation: Physician / Executive / Entrepreneur
Naomi Nishimoto Click here for more information about this candidate 2,002 votes 11.7%
  • Occupation: Landscape Architect / Parent
  • Associate at DES Architects + Engineer
  • 2012 Graduate of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Belmont, San Carlos Leadership program
  • Classroom volunteer
  • Art in Action Docent
  • 6 years Belmont resident
  • 3 years Redwood City resident
  • To build a stronger community with better communication
  • Provide quality professional development training for educators and staff
  • Thoughtfully develop a plan and vision for the future
Rakesh N. Hegde Click here for more information about this candidate 1,921 votes 11.2%
  • Occupation: Parent / Businessman
  • Parent of 2 wonderful boys who have attended Nesbit, Sandpiper & Ralston
  • Been part of the community since 2006
  • School-Force Executive Board (past)
  • 100's of volunteer hours (classrooms, Art in Action, Save the Music and many more)
  • District fundraising task force
  • CEO & Entrepreneur & Software Engineer
  • Long term solutions to capacity challenges, focus on common core transition
  • Increased focus on STEM, GATE programs, programs for at-risk students, special needs
  • Solving funding challenges without compromising on the quality of education
Kelly L. Redmon Click here for more information about this candidate 1,510 votes 8.8%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Parent
  • Site Council Member
  • Common Core Professional Development Organizer - English
  • 10th grade Team Lead Teacher
  • M. Ed - Instructional Technologies
  • Union Member and Site Organizer
  • Clear, Efficient, and Effective Communication with ALL Community Members, Staff, Parents, and Students
  • Support Staff and District with Common Core Implementation
  • Continue our Focus on Excellence While Trying to Balance the Complications of our Dwindlling Budget.

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  • Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
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