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Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Trustee; West Contra Costa Unified School District

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Patricia Player 14,025 votes 29.5%

  • Occupation: retired teacher
  • 33 years experience teaching in the district
  • 1997 Ed Fund Teacher Excellence Award
  • Supervisor of intern teachers, Cal State Hayward
  • Read Aloud volunteer, Cesar Chavez School
  • Math and science conference coordinator
  • Political science degree, UC-Berkeley
  • Have a competent, well-trained, caring teacher in every classroom
  • Have a supportive administration at every school
  • Make sure every school is safe and well maintained
George A Harris, III 10,478 votes 22.1%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Graduate of WCCUSD schools
  • Parent of a pre-school aged child
  • Board Member, Contra Costa College Foundation
  • President (on leave), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- El Cerrito Branch
  • Board Member, National Institute for Arts & Disabilities
  • Member, Easter Hill United Methodist Church
  • Accountable and Respected Teachers, Administrators and Staff
  • Safety, Security and Stability in our Schools
  • Increased Innovation, Improved Technology and a Commitment to World Class Resources
Adrienne Harris-Pitts 6,229 votes 13.1%
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • BA UC Berkeley, Computer Science
  • Graduate Education Courses, SFSU
  • Member of the School Board for four years
  • Former full-time high-school math teacher
  • Recriut, reward and retain teachers.
  • Improve student achievement, increase attendance, ensure safety.
  • Eliminate the state debt.
Bob Dabney 5,971 votes 12.6%
Ronald C. Bolden, Sr. 4,984 votes 10.5%
John P. Cruger-Hansen 3,069 votes 6.5%
  • Occupation: Public Works Division Manager
  • Member of the WCCUSD Citizens Advisory Commission on School Facilities
  • Received 1999 "People Who Make a Difference" award by Contra Costa Board of Supervisors and the County Substance Abuse Advisory Board
  • Youth Educator Program Trainer at El Cerrito High School
  • Jr. Achievement Volunteer
  • Further encourage community involvement and support in the schools by businesses and families
  • Improve the quality of board meetings, have board become more efficient, bring stability to meetings and get district business done in a timely manner
  • Improve communications with district staff and parents/guardians
Martin S. Gottlieb 1,450 votes 3.1%
Kathy Hennig, C.P.M. 1,278 votes 2.7%
  • Occupation: College Purchasing Manager
  • Uniquely experienced in business and education
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration, emphasis in State and Local Government
  • Independent, can-do person
  • "Putting more tax dollars back into education"
  • Improving test scores and graduation rates
  • Improving school facilities and safety
  • Supporting school district staff and teachers

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Any additional information supplied by the candidate. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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  • Cable rebroadcast of live forum - Channel 26 (for Richmond,Berkeley/El Cerrito/West CCC System)
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 26
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