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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter Karen (Johnson) Hemphill

Candidate for
School Board Director; City of Berkeley

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Profession: Emeryville City Clerk
  • Current Co-Chair Yes on Measures H & I (continuation of current school construction and maintenance tax)
  • Past Berkeley School Parcel Tax Planning and Oversight Committee Member
  • Past Co-President Berkeley High Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA)
  • Past Washington and Longfellow School Governance Member
  • Bachelor's Degree from Brown University and graduate degree from U.C. Berkeley
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Maintaining core academic programs/increasing overall student achievement despite difficult economic times
  • Building upon our progress in strengthening middle and high school math/science programs and establishing a career-technical pathway
  • Working with the City and other community partners to broaden resources to maintain student support services and combat truancy and alcohol/drug abuse
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Key Endorsements
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Berkeley Federation of Teachers
  • All Berkeley School Board and City Councilmembers
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Position Papers
Why I'm running for re-election to the Berkeley School Board
I have proven leadership in achieving overall student achievement while bridging the achievement gap, despite difficult times, through sound fiscal management and creative partnerships. If re-elected, I will build upon what has proven to work in fostering student success and will champion new initiatives to address truancy and alcohol/drug use and establish a career-technical program that is tied to expectations of college preparedness.
Vote Yes on Measures H & I: Safe and Sound Schools
I urge everyone to vote YES on Measures H & I which are continuations of school maintenance (Measure H) and school construction (Measure I) taxes that property owners already pay in Berkeley to support our public schools.
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