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San Mateo County, CA November 3, 2009 Election
Board Member; Redwood City School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 29 12:09pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (64/64)
27.8% Voter Turnout (77,340/277,759)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Hilary S. Paulson Click here for more information about this candidate 5,037 votes 32.9%

  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D. Univerity of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Trustee Redwood City School District, appointed February 2008
  • Past Chairman Redwood City Planning Commission 2005
  • Past Vice Chair Redwood City Housing and Human Concerns Committee, 2003
  • Co-Chair Stafford/Stulsaft Park Renovation Committee
  • Ensuring that the Redwood City School District continues on its course of academic advancement and excellence for all students.
  • Increasing district test scores while closing the achievement gap.
  • Meeting the needs of all of our diverse students whether gifted, multilingual or special needs.
Maria Diaz-Slocum Click here for more information about this candidate 4,661 votes 30.4%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • EDUCATION: Attended Redwood City Schools; BS, Business Management, Menlo College, Menlo Park, CA
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 30 Year Resident and Involved in Community and Education
  • EMPLOYMENT: Redwood City Public Library
  • PERSONAL: Married to Warren Slocum with two college-aged children
  • AWARDS: Middlefield Festival, Recognition for Contributions to the North Fair Oaks Community
  • OTHER: Delegate to the California School Boards Association
  • We must guarantee that the district is fiscally sound while ensuring that as many dollars as possible make it to the classroom.
  • Recruiting and retaining qualified teachers for all classrooms at every school.
  • Strengthen public confidence in our schools and guarantee that each child receives a high quality education
John J. "Jack" Hickey Click here for more information about this candidate 2,920 votes 19.1%
  • Occupation: Member, Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors
  • U.S. Navy Veteran (1953-1957)
  • Graduate - Navy ET School - Great Lakes, IL
  • Inventor - 28 Patents (lasers, electronics, electro-optics)
  • Defeated last three Parcel Taxes floated by the RCSD
  • Taxpayers Advocate -- responsible for the defeat of Measure A(Best Schools Proposal) in 1991 which would have added 1/2% to our sales tax.
  • Author, Hickey-Canfield Performance Voucher Initiative(1979) and PAVE 2000(Performance Accountability Voucher for Education)
  • Create Choice by Promoting Property Tax Credits for Education to empower parents
  • Restore suspended programs by Downsizing the District to match enrollment
  • Promote non-union Charter Schools(with on-line and 7/24/365 options) recruiting teachers with flexible hours from the ranks of retirees and burnouts.
Lea Cuniberti-Duran Click here for more information about this candidate 2,697 votes 17.6%
  • Occupation: Parent/ Business Owner
  • Children Advocate
  • Founding member, and former board member of the Special Education PTA, Redwood City (SEPTAR)
  • Bringing accountability through transparency to ensure sure all the programs implemented are directly benefiting students and are cost effective.
  • Introducing positive behavior intervention techniques in schools and classrooms to decrease disciplinary actions and increase learning time.
  • Promoting parent involvement at all school sites by having the district take a leadership role in supporting schools' PTAs and PTOs.

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

Candidate Forums

  • Candidates' Forum
  • Thursday, 1 October 2009, 7 pm
  • Redwood City Elementary School District Office, 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City
  • co-sponsored by the Special Education PTA of Redwood City (SEPTAR) and Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF)
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