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Alameda County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Esther L. Holcomb

Candidate for
Member; Alameda County Board of Education; Trustee Area 4

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Businesswoman
  • Local school board member - 8 years
  • Current Planning Commissioner
  • Licensed general contractor -18 years
  • 2003 Leadership Award - District 6, San Leandro
  • PTA leader for 29 years - Countywide for 20 years
  • Masters in Governance and Boardmanship
Top Priorities if Elected
  • I believe in returning stability to and confidence in the county office of education
  • I believe in answering the public's concerns about needs of students vs. administrators' needs
  • I believe in restoring services to local districts
Key Endorsements
  • Isobel Dvorsky, Board President, Chabot-Las PositasCommunity Colleges
  • Joyce Starosciak, San Leandro City Council member
  • Dennis Chacones, Superintendent (former) and board member
Position Papers
Budget Responsibilities
The county board must approve a budget for the County Office of Education. Currently, the superintendent formulates the budget and expects it to be approved. In the approval process, it should be examined and adjusted to provide the necessary services for the students in the at-risk schools and the districts, if necessary.
Grand Jury Reports
The Alameda County Grand Jury has repeatedly investigated this office and recommended changes.
Board Member Responsibilities
We should demand the best from ourselves.
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