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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Governing Board Member; Hayward Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Dec 19 3:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (113/113)
(10 Writein Votes 0.0%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Sarah Gonzales Click here for more information about this candidate 6,217 votes 27.4%

  • Occupation: Educator
  • Doctor of Education
  • Asst. Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Member, Hayward Rotary
  • Bd. of Directors, St. Rose Hospital Foundation Bd.
  • Bd. of Directors, Eden Youth and Family Center
  • Bd. of Trustees, Starr King School for the Ministry
  • Balance the district budget based on focused priorities
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Restore trust in the district
Grant F. Peterson Click here for more information about this candidate 4,857 votes 21.4%
  • Occupation: Retired Educator
  • 41 year resident in Hayward Unified School District
  • 29 years of employment, New Haven Unified School District
  • Positions held: 7-11 Teacher, K-12 Counselor, High School & District Office Administrator
  • Master of Arts Degree, San Francisco State University
  • Past Chair, Alameda County Human Relations Commission
  • Member, National Board of Directors, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
  • Restore community and parent confidence in Hayward schools
  • Advocate for board decisions that consider students first
  • Promote a safe, secure, supportive environment for students and staff
Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Cook Click here for more information about this candidate 4,111 votes 18.1%
  • Occupation: Business Litigation Manager
  • Litigation Manager of a Fortune 500 company, and member of HR strategic planning management team
  • President, Hayward Education Community Alliance (HECA--a grassroots watchdog group of teachers, parents, and business people)
  • Former Senior Paralegal for a major law firm (employment and business law)
  • Former Police Officer
  • Paralegal Certification, St. Mary's College
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior, USF
  • Save HUSD from a state takeover by bringing business expertise to the governance team and effecting a sound fiscal recovery plan.
  • Make HUSD more student focused. The Primary Mission should be student success and academic RESULTS.
  • Re-establish Teamwork and Cooperation in HUSD by rebuilding Trust and demonstrating Accountability and responsiveness to the community.
Mary Glenn 3,338 votes 14.7%
  • Occupation: Director of Fairview Fire Protection District
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Frank Garcia, Jr. 2,393 votes 10.5% Larry Booth 1,714 votes 7.5%
  • Occupation: Incumbent

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Wednesday, October 22 at 5 PM
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23525 Clawiter Road, Hayward
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