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San Mateo County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
County Superintendent of Schools; County of San Mateo Voter Information

Results as of Apr 19 5:09pm, 90.8% of Precincts Reporting (532/586)
(281 Writein Votes 0.3%, 27,151 Under Votes, 23 Over Votes)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John W. Mehl 56,198 votes 59.5%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Associate Superintendent San Mateo County Office of Educ.
  • 35 years of public education service in California.
  • 29 years of continuous, successful school district administration in San Mateo County at all levels from Principal to District Superintendent.
  • 11 years leading all educational programs operated by the San Mateo County Office of Education.
  • One of 40 educators selected nationwide in 1971 to receive the prestigious Mott Foundation Fellowship for Doctoral studies in education.
  • B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Education.
  • Married to Marcia, a teacher in the Las Lomitas School District, for 38 years, with two daughters, both of whom attended public schools in San Mateo.
  • Empower teachers and school districts to raise academic achievement by providing top-quality teacher training and curriculum assistance.
  • Deliver fiscal accountability to tax payers by ensuring that all school districts and charter schools operate with balanced budgets.
  • Fight for higher funding and local control of spending, curriculum & textbook decisions. We need less "strings" attached to state funds for schools.
Rafael T. Ramirez 38,006 votes 40.2%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Educator/District Administrator
  • Doctorate in Educational Administration
  • Board Member, Sequoia Union High School District Board of Education (Elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994), 1990-2000
  • Director of Student Services/Special Education, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, 2001-Present
  • Director of Student Support Services, Alameda County Office of Education, 1998-2001
  • Lecturer, Personnel Management, San Francisco State University, 1995-1998
  • Administrator, Redwood City School District, 1979-1995
  • Improve Student Achievement
  • Increase Fiscal Responsibility
  • Increase Parent Involvement

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