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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Board Member; Westminster School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Jo-Ann Purcell Click here for more information about this candidate 10243 votes 25.8%

  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Westminster School District
  • Retired teacher
  • B.A. and M.A. Degrees
  • "Basic Education" Plan which stresses English, reading, math, and science.
  • Give teachers more influence over important school decisions.
  • Teaching good character and values.
Sergio Contreras 8578 votes 21.6%
  • Occupation: City of Westminster Commissioner
Peter Chau Nguyen Click here for more information about this candidate 7481 votes 18.9%
  • Occupation: Business Consultant
  • Cultural Arts Commissioner
  • Vice President, Westminster Friends of Abbey Center
  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts
  • Co-Founder, NBH Youth and Cultural Dev. Center
  • Mentor/Advisor, Westminster High School KEY(Kiwanis Education for Youth) Club
  • Co-Chair, UCI Southeast Asia Archive
  • Build Bridges among schools, parents and students
  • Provide after-school tutoring programs that involve community members
  • Improve our students' health through education, exercise and better nutrition
Helena Rutkowski 6900 votes 17.4%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Michael J. Verrengia Click here for more information about this candidate 6423 votes 16.2%
  • Occupation: Reserve Police Officer
  • Masters Of Boardsmanship & Masters Of Governance - Calif. School Boards Assn.
  • Reserve Police Officer - Garden Grove Police Dept.
  • Garden Grove Police Dept. Reserve Ofc. of the Year - 1986, 1987,2000 & 2002
  • Calif. Law Enforcement Reserve Coodinators Assn. awards: Seniority Service - 1996, Patrol Service - 1999 & VALOR - 1997
  • Calif. Reserve Peace Ofc. Assn. award: CALIFORNIA STATE RESERVE PEACE OFFICER OF THE YEAR- 2000
  • Former PTA Pres., V/P and recipient of PTA Honorary Service Award.
  • To provide a good sound "Basics" type of education for all students.
  • Help students to develop good character, responsibility and values, which will be important for our future community leaders.
  • Strengthen and expand the District's after school program to keep kids safe, and off the streets.

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Westminster District School Board Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 12, 7-9 p.m. Clegg School, 6311 Larchwood Drive, Huntington Beach
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