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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
School Director; Oakland Unified School District; Trustee Area 4 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 28 11:38am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (47/47)
(56 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.35%)

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Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Nina Senn Click here for more information about this candidate 6155 votes 38.21%

  • Occupation: Community Relations/Mediator
  • Local Hero - City of Oakland District 4 (2014) (for work in Oakland public schools and community)
  • President of the Board (2007-2013), SEEDS Community Resolution Center
  • Vice President of Academic Enhancement (2011-2013), PTO Montera Middle School
  • Mediation, Restorative Justice and Legal Services business owner (2013-present)
  • Head of Legal and Senior Counsel positions (2001-2013) and Senior Management Team member
  • Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University; Bachelor of Arts, U.C. Berkeley
  • attract, retain and develop high performing teachers
  • create healthy school climates so that teachers can teach and students can learn
  • provide all students and teachers with access to first rate school libraries and educational technology
Karl Debro Click here for more information about this candidate 5300 votes 32.90%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Doctor of Education, Mills College (2012)
  • Director, Gateway to College, Contra Costa College (2012-present)
  • Teacher/Program Coordinator, Los Medanos College (2007-2012)
  • Teacher/AVID Coordinator, San Leandro High School (1990-2008)
  • Teacher, Bancroft Middle School (1984-1990)
  • California Single Subject Teaching Credential (1983)
  • Dramatically improve the capacity of our secondary schools to prepare our kids for competitive college admission and career pathways
  • Stem the tide of drop outs and opt outs (those who choose charter, private or home schooling, or move out of the city altogether)
  • Pay teachers, school administrators and school staff top wages
Saleem Shakir-Gilmore Click here for more information about this candidate 3295 votes 20.46%
  • Occupation: University Instructor/Educator
  • Chair, Measure G Oversight Committee, OUSD
  • President, Concerned Black Men of Oakland
  • Masters, Education, University of San Francisco
  • Business Owner, A.S. and Associates
  • University Instructor, Holy Names University
  • Improve graduation rates, english proficiency, and career readiness for students
  • Attract and retain quality teachers through increased pay and professional development
  • Increase fiscal accountability and responsibility
Cheri Spigner Click here for more information about this candidate 1302 votes 8.08%
  • Occupation: Technology Consultant/Parent
  • Academic Advisor - Emphasis on NCAA Eligibility
  • BA Business Management
  • MA Leadership in Progress
  • Manage the budget responsibly and efficiently.
  • Create better pathways to college education and the 21st Century workforce for our students.
  • Engage all of our Oakland community to build relationships that will improve educational outcomes for Oakland students.

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  • Date: Saturday, October 4
    Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Location: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
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