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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Board Member; Gilroy Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 28 11:41am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (41/41)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Linda Piceno 5563 votes 19.39%

  • Occupation: Retired School Administrator
Jaime Rosso Click here for more information about this candidate 5232 votes 18.23%
  • Occupation: Incumbent-School Board Trustee
  • Gilroy School Board Trustee - 3 terms-First elected 2000
  • Gilroy Unified Board President 2012-2013 and 2003-04
  • President / CEO--Rosso's Furniture -36 Years
  • Master's in Governance- Calif. School Board Association 2005
  • Loyola University-Business Adminstration-1972-74
  • Community Hero Award-Youth Alliance 2013
  • Meeting the needs of ALL students-Improving Student Achievement and Success for all
  • Accountable District Leadership at all levels supporting teachers helping every student achieve their full potential
  • Accountability for Facilities Master Plan and Effective Technology Plan
Heather R (Hendrickson) Bass Click here for more information about this candidate 5077 votes 17.69%
  • Occupation: Special Education Teacher
  • Masters in Educational leadership
  • MBA, marketing and Pacific Rim studies
  • Teacher of the Year, 1014 Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Teacher in Charge, Gateway School 2008-2014
  • Represent the needs of Parents, Teachers and Classified workers
  • A resource for Special Education best practice and policy
  • Respect and support for students who choose trade careers over 4 year college
Patricia Midtgaard Click here for more information about this candidate 4886 votes 17.03%
  • Occupation: Incumbent GUSD Board of Education
  • educator for 32 years
  • 28 years in GUSD
  • 14 years as an elementary teacher
  • 14 years as a principal at elementary level
  • served on GUSD Board 2004-2008; 2012-2014
  • Instructional Leader in Language Arts programs
  • A variety of educational options for parents and students
  • Academic rigor and expectations at all levels
  • Continuous district-wide development of technology and facilities
Tom Bundros Click here for more information about this candidate 4712 votes 16.42%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Gilroy Unified School District
  • We have lived in Gilroy for 31 years actively supporting the schools and the arts.
  • Our six children attended Gilroy public schools.
  • Three grandchildren attend Gilroy public schools
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of San Francisco.
  • Served in the United States Marine Corps.
  • Retired software engineer and program manager
  • Improve academic performance; focus on excellence in all areas to create a school district that Gilroy can be proud of.
  • Attract and retain outstanding teachers; create a climate of excitement for teachers, students and parents.
  • Focus the school district to demonstrate fiscal responsibility and be responsive to the voices of the parents, teachers, and students.
Dom Payne Click here for more information about this candidate 3224 votes 11.24%
  • Occupation: Incumbent/Teacher
  • UC Santa Cruz; BA, English Literature
  • Gavilan College; AA, Spanish
  • Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Award Winner, 2005
  • Associated Student Body President; Gavilan College, 2005
  • Partnering with nearby colleges, to structure our high school curriculum to reflect the academic standard maintained in the college classroom
  • Redeveloping the traditional vocational classes into training programs for the technology industry.
  • Reviewing the concept of punitive consequences for truancy infractions, and focusing on community service as an alternative to Saturday schools.

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