This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
California State Government June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Diane A. Lenning, Ed.M.

Candidate for
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The information on this page and on all pages linked below is provided by the candidate.
The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.
Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Educator/Author/Businessowner
  • M.A. Secondary Education, B.A. History/Social Sciences, Music. Credentials: Administration, Traffic & Safety, Resource, CLAD.
  • U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom Award recipient for writing, speaking, and lobbying for education and public policy on national, state, local levels
  • Former Chair of Republican Educators Caucus, National Education Assoc. Rep CTA/Nea National leader improving public schools
  • Call of the American Dream, author of biographical text, descendant of George Washington's family, Jamestown founder descendant, 5th gen. Californian
  • Volunteer history: Children's Needs Task Force, Substance Abuse Violence Ed, Civilian Emergency Response T, Learning 4 Life, Ca Youth A, Soccer coach
  • Consulting/Accounting Business: Family business since 1979 in Orange County, 3rd generation OC family, elder care needs
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Safe Schools provide learning environment for success, guarantee graduation, reduce drop-out rate, assure success in jobs
  • Local Control supports community collaboration, academic progress, tutoring programs, curriculum alignment-No Child Left Behind
  • Accountability-Collaboration of leaders, schools, teachers, parents, in climate of Democracy w integrity...language/academic acquisition Eng Immersion
Key Endorsements
  • California Republican Assembly...
  • Orange County and Placer County Republican Party...
  • Silicon Valley Young Republicans of California...
Position Papers
Safe Schools provide climate for Academic Success, provide Tutuoring, Reduce drop-out rate, guarantee Graduation, job-entry skills
Lenning provides a plan for safe schools that will bring increased academic success, reduce drop-out rates, and assure better job-entry level skills for a vibrant economy that will overall provide greater funds needed for schools.
How do this year's Education Bills and Initiatives effect the future of Education?
LENNING discusses how Education Bills, (AB606 "The Education Tsar Bill") and Initiatives (Prop. 82 "Reiner Preschool Initiative") can cause dramatic negative longterm effects upon education for which future generations will pay dearly. It is important to remember that Bills and Initiatives are attempts to circumvent the legislature and sometimes to misinform or fool the public; therefore, they require much greater scrutiny by each voter.
LENNING is supported by teachers, parents, school board members, community leaders, uniting a broad consensus focusing on what is truly best for kids!
Lenning explains how Non-Partisan positions are most often partisan, how to know if the candidate truly supports your mutual goals for education, and how to tell if a candidate says one agenda and perhaps supports another agenda.
Campaign Contact Information

Feedback to Candidate || All Candidates this Contest
California Home Page || Election Links || Statewide Links || About Smart Voter

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.
Statements have not been checked for accuracy by the League of Women Voters. Spelling and grammatical errors have not been corrected.
Created from information supplied by the candidate: April 5, 2006 22:10
Smart VoterTM   <>
© Copyright. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund