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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Stephen "Doc" Guffanti

Candidate for
Board Member; Vista Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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
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Key Endorsements
  • San Diego Republican Party
  • Assemblyman Joel Anderson - member of the Public Safety Committee
  • Jim Gibson - President of the Vista School Board
Position Papers
All children reading and writing English at grade level or above
Our district is on the verge of becoming the best district in the county. What started as a classroom teacher initiative has snowballed with the addition of Dr. Bales, the new superintendent. The union bosses oppose this effort. This election will determine whether Dr. Bales stays and brings our children the bright future they deserve or we drift back to one out of three reading at grade level.

Our children's future depends on your vote.

Raising the education standards for our children
In 2008 80% of our children scored at basic level or above. These next four years will see our average child learn to excel. To inspire these children our district needs to raise our expectations, our standards and our quality. The only opposition is the union bosses. They have endeavored to subvert Dr. Bales' literacy efforts by diverting the funds used to pay for it. Follow the money and look at endorsements. Don't turn our district back to the dark days of mediocrity.
No new bonds - no developer fee increases
The government consumes over half our income in taxes and regulations. As a result both parents have to work and children are often left to daycare. The number one issue that most married couples argue about is money. I see no reason to add to that burden by raising taxes in whatever name they be called - bonds, fees, etc.
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