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

Results as of Dec 19 3:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (69/69)
(2 Writein Votes 0.0%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Juanita Haugen Click here for more information about this candidate 4,350 votes 24.0%

  • Occupation: Trustee, Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Pleasanton Unified School Districe Board of Trustees
  • Pleasanton Community of Character Committee (Chair)
  • Pleasanton Unified School District Strategic Steering Comm.
  • Tri-Valley YMCA Board of Directors
  • Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • California School Board Association Board of Directors
  • Promote the Community of Character within the PUSD.
  • Preserve the best educational practices of the past and turn them to face todays challenges.
  • Maintain high quality instruction for every child in the PUSD.
Stephen Pulido Click here for more information about this candidate 3,570 votes 19.7%
  • Occupation: Attorney/Parent
  • 25 years of experience as Family Law Attorney working with family and children issues
  • Lived in Pleasanton for 23 years with wife and two children
  • Pleasanton School District Budget Advisory Committee 2002-2003
  • Member of the Strategic Planning Team for Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Member of Academic Standards Advisory Committee for PUSD, 1998 to present
  • Current Member of the new Strategic Planning Team for the Pleasanton Unified School District
  • I will always seek, and place great weight upon, the input and vision of all stake holders in making decisions.
  • I will strongly advocate for a wide variety of programs that meet the needs of all students.
  • I will work diligently with fellow board members to ensure the fiscal integrity of our school district.
Kris Weaver Click here for more information about this candidate 3,403 votes 18.8%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • B.S. Business Administration, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Leadership Pleasanton
  • PUSD Strategic Planning Team
  • PUSD Character Education Committee since inception
  • Ensuring quality staff and program while maintaining fiscal stability
  • Students who become well informed, healthy, productive and socially responsible citizens
  • Unity and accountability
Catherine J. Tsairides Click here for more information about this candidate 2,877 votes 15.9%
  • Occupation: Director, Public Outreach
  • Director, NASA Ames Astrobiology Education & Public Outreach Program with Lockheed Martin Space Operations
  • Co-Investigator, Linking Our Origins to Our Future, NASA Ames Astrobiology Team
  • Management Degree in Administration and Masters Degree in Curriculum & Supervison
  • Principal; Curriculum Coordinator; National Publishing Consultant; Adjunct University Professor; and Teacher
  • Teacher Mentoring Firm- Business Owner and Educator
  • Serving Pleasanton- Site Councils @ Pleasanton Middle & Vintage Hills; District Strategy 1 Academic Standards; Superintendent Search Committee
  • Academic Achievement for All
  • Budget Optimization
  • Collaboration
Philip Patrick (withdrawn) 1,169 votes 6.5% Lon Fiala Click here for more information about this candidate 923 votes 5.1%
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • 23 year of business and leadership experience in adult education, consulting marketing and accounting.
  • Pleasanton based business person married to Deborah and proud parent of Foothill High sophomore Sarah.
  • 1977 Graduate of Lawrence University
  • Positive Leadership
  • School Overcrowding and Term Limits
  • Celebrate, Challenge and Care for our school and staff
Mark L. Moses Click here for more information about this candidate 704 votes 3.9%
  • Occupation: Finance Operations Manager
  • MBA - Finance, Golden Gate University, S.F.
  • B.S. - Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Proactively address the impacts of the State's fiscal crisis
  • Make customer service a key value in district interactions with all of those it serves
  • Streamline curriculum to ensure a sustainable range of core academic offerings
Christian Bendixen Click here for more information about this candidate 692 votes 3.8%
  • Occupation: Corporate Consultant and Planner
  • Head of planning for $1.5-billion corporation
  • Economics instructor in college
  • BA - Economics, graduated magna cum laude
  • MBA - Finance
  • Establish Plan for Excellence to improve academic performance
  • Emphasize personal health and physical fitness
  • Expand Community of Character program for schools
Michael J. Jurkovic Click here for more information about this candidate 394 votes 2.2%
  • Occupation: Optoelectronic Device and Systems Engineer
  • Ph.D. & M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY. B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, NY.
  • 14+ years in R&D, product development, & project management capacities at institutions including Naval Research Laboratory, Columbia University & IBM.
  • 6 years teaching or assisting senior and graduate-level courses and labs at Columbia University & 1 year instruction at elementary school level.
  • 1 patent and 30+ technical publications in journals and conference proceedings in related areas of academic, government, and industrial research.
  • A deep set appreciation for academic achievement and education.
  • Married to my wife, Ruslana, of 4 years. Community resident for nearly 3 years. Children planned.
  • Maintaining and enhancing high academic standards with programs in place that appropriately address the academic needs of all students
  • Efficient, balanced, and appropriate allocation of resources and constant reassessment of the strategic plan in response to changing conditions
  • Promoting environment conducive to molding of character and producing responsible citizens as well as fostering social, artistic, & other development

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