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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
School Director; Berkeley Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Dec 28 11:38am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (107/107)
(131 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.17%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Ty Alper Click here for more information about this candidate 20379 votes 26.62%

  • Occupation: Law Professor
  • Clinical Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley
  • Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights (2001-2004)
  • Chair, School Governance Council, Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Chair, School Governance Council, Longfellow Middle School
  • Appointed Representative, BUSD Parent Advisory Committee
  • L.L.M. (Georgetown); J.D. (NYU); B.A. (Brown U.)
  • Spend our precious resources wisely on programs that work to ensure all students have equal opportunity to succeed
  • Empower our teachers with quality professional development as we implement Common Core
  • Draw on wealth of talent in Berkeley, including resources of U.C. Berkeley
Josh Daniels Click here for more information about this candidate 19340 votes 25.26%
  • Occupation: Berkeley School Board Director
  • Attorney, California School Boards Association
  • Closing the opportunity gap
  • Smart financial management
  • Open and transparent decision-making
Karen (Johnson) Hemphill Click here for more information about this candidate 16731 votes 21.85%
  • Occupation: Berkeley School Board Director
  • Chair, Berkeley School Board Policy Committee
  • Former Berkeley School Parcel Tax Planning and Oversight Committee Member
  • Former Co-President Berkeley High Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA)
  • Former Washington Elementary and Longfellow Middle School Governance Member
  • Profession: City Clerk of Emeryville
  • A.B: Brown University, M.A.: U.C. Berkeley
  • Emphasizing critical thinking, technological confidence, and hands on learning experiences to provide a 21st Century education to our students.
  • Full implementation of family partnership, anti-bullying, conflict resolution programs and strengthening our music, art, and gardening programs.
  • Developing a Master Facilities Plan that addresses classroom, technology, career-technical, and physical education space needs.
Julie Sinai Click here for more information about this candidate 16207 votes 21.17%
  • Occupation: Appointed School Board Director
  • Director, North/East Bay College and Career Pathways Consortium (Present)
  • Director, UC Berkeley Local Government & Community Relations (2012-2014)
  • Chief of Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates (2003-2011)
  • Manager, School Linked Program for BUSD (1998-2002)
  • Masters of Public Administration, University of San Francisco (2004)
  • Parent Leader in Rosa Parks Elementary, King and Longfellow Middle Schools & BHS (1998-2014)
  • Ensure that all students are college and career ready upon graduation
  • Gurantee the curriculum for new math, science and language arts addresses the broad range of academic needs in our classrooms
  • Strengthen support for teachers and staff with training and collaboration
Norma J F (Fox) Harrison Click here for more information about this candidate 3779 votes 4.94%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • B.A. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.
  • political activist
  • electronics technician
  • school teacher
  • Realtor
  • parent, wife
  • build our ability to demand that we are all able to give us all lovely lives in care of Earth.
  • enable us all to love socialism, instead of to hate what our masters have taught us, that it's totalitarian by nature.
  • build our understanding that communism and anarchy are devices which enable us to provide well for all of us, with ease and pleasure.

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The LWV Berkeley/Albany/Emeryville has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Local Control Funding, Common Core Standards, and Early Childhood Education.


Candidate Forums

  • Link to video of Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum
  • Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum
    Cosponsored by: League of Women Voters--Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville; Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association
    Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley, in the Julia Morgan Auditorium
    Saturday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    West Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave., Berkeley
    NOTE: Includes candidates for City Council Districts 1 & 4 plus School Board
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