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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Board Member; Saddleback Valley Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Suzie R. Swartz Click here for more information about this candidate 51834 votes 29.8%

  • Occupation: Governing Board Member / Teacher
  • Past SVUSD Board President and current Board Member; Graduate CSBA Masters in Governance
  • SVUSD Representative and President Coastline Regional Occupational Programs
  • Vice President Orange County School Boards Association and California School Boards Association Federal Governmental Relations Chair
  • Former PTA President and Executive Board Member Saddleback PTA Council and Founding Member Asset Building Communities for Kids in South Orange County
  • BA from University of California at Los Angeles plus additional Early Childhood Education Credits from Saddleback Community College.
  • Teacher and proud recipient of Phi Delta Kappa Golden Triangle Citizen of the Year Award for Community Service to Our Public Schools
  • Stay Focused on the Students to Maintain High Education Standards and Levels of Support for Our Schools
  • Aggressively Pursue Funding to Lower Class Sizes, Restore Music and Science Programs, and Attract and Retain High Caliber Teachers
  • Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Ensure Focus Stays on Our Children - Put the Money Into the Classrooms Where it has the Greatest Impact
Don Sedgwick Click here for more information about this candidate 45056 votes 25.9%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Former President, Orange County School Boards Association
  • Former President Saddleback Valley USD Board Of Education
  • Former Branch President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • President of International Fashion Jewelry Wholesale Company (S&A Wholesale)
  • Elected twice to O.C. Republican Central Committee
  • Cubmaster/Boy Scout Leader/Eagle Scout
  • Maintain Class Size Reduction Program in all grades where it is offered from state.
  • Successfully implement the largest facilities renovation effort in district's history.
  • Adequately compensate teachers, while restoring music and other previously cut programs, while balancing a tight budget.
Ginny (Fay) Aitkens Click here for more information about this candidate 44521 votes 25.6%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Homemaker
  • Delegate to the California School Boards Association Assembly
  • Graduate, CSBA Masters in Governance Program
  • SVUSD Management Team Association Community Service Award 1999
  • Maintaining high standards and expectations for all students
  • Continue recruiting highest caliber teachers and administrators
  • Spend district funds most prudently to support student learning
Richard A. Martin 32775 votes 18.8%
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Candidate Forum Monday, October 18th - Saddleback Valley Board of Education Saddleback Valley United School District Office, 25631 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo at 7 p.m.
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