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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Board Member; Vista Unified School District Voter Information

Full Term.

Results as of Jan 24 10:40am
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Steve Lilly Click here for more information about this candidate 23832 votes 21.28%

  • Occupation: Incumbent; Retired Educator
  • Bachelor's, Masters & Doctoral Degrees in Education
  • VUSD Board Member since 2004
  • Founding Dean of College of Education at Cal State San Marcos from 1990 to 2004
  • Over eighteen years of experience working on education reform issues throughout San Diego County, including VUSD
  • Former Commissioner, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • State Delegate, California School Boards Association
  • STUDENT LEARNING - The top priority must be increased student learning. District policy and budget must support teaching and learning above all.
  • LEARNING ASSESSMENT - Our assessment systems provide teachers and principals timely data on student performance.
  • SCHOOL BOARD OPERATION - Decorum has improved; the School Board is making professional decisions in a civil manner.
Elizabeth Jaka Click here for more information about this candidate 22934 votes 20.48%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Class/School/District Volunteer
  • Former Professional Childcare Provider
  • Former Childcare Consultant & Trainer
  • Advocate for Parents and Children
  • Provide quality educational programs that will give our children the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.
  • Develop career training and collge prep programs that will start students on the career path of their choice.
  • Require independent analysis of current programs to ensure that they are cost effective, and the best we can provide for our students.
Angela D. Chunka Click here for more information about this candidate 22931 votes 20.47%
  • Occupation: Parent/Instructional Assistant
  • Del Norte Council PTA President
  • Unit PTA President Six Years
  • School Site Council 11 years-Breeze Hill/Lincoln/Madison - Chairperson 8 years
  • District Parent Advisory Committee 8 years/Chairperson 1 year
  • Boundary Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Preparing Students for the Challenges of the 21st Century by ensuring that every student in every school has access to the latest technology
  • Bridging the Gap in Student Achievement by focusing on State Standard curriculum
  • Increasing Accessibility and Communication between the District, parents, teachers, and school site administration
Stephen "Doc" Guffanti Click here for more information about this candidate 17598 votes 15.71%
  • Occupation: Physician/Teacher/Author
  • University of Iowa School of Medicine
  • Vista Unifed School District Trustee 86-90
  • Vista Unifed School District Trustee 2000-2004
  • Interim Physicians Innovation Award 2000
  • All children reading and writing English at grade level or above
  • Raising the education standards for our children
  • Creating a safer community associated with quality education
Patty Anderson 14147 votes 12.63%
  • Occupation: University Science Lecturer
Eileen Fernandez Click here for more information about this candidate 10554 votes 9.42%
  • Occupation: Estate Manager/Entrepreneur
  • Diploma in Microcomputer Technology
  • Associates Degree in Fine Arts/Graduated with Honors
  • Certificate in Business and Computer Administration
  • College Dean's list with 4.0
  • Employment positions have included Production Supervisor, Group Leader, Apartment Manager, Estate Manager
  • Summer Exchange Student to Germany in High School
  • I desire to see every child in my district learn to read, write and speak English at grade level.
  • The economy and responsible budgeting/spending are a focus of mine.
  • Keeping children safe is important, but it's not necessarily a huge problem in the district.

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  Official Information

Vista Unified School District

Local News and Analysis

KPBS San Diego Public Broadcasting

NBC San Diego North County Times San Diego Union-Tribune
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