La Canada Flintridge is a great community, and we all support our kids and our schools.  I have had the honor and privilege of giving back to our community by serving on the LCUSD Governing Board the past four years and serving as its President this past year.  I am asking for your vote as I seek reelection to continue the progress we have made.

An effective governing board should carefully evaluate all perspectives and build consensus through a transparent process in order to achieve the outcomes that best serve its mandate. In my 25 years as a supervising prosecutor, I have worked diligently to build consensus and understand differing viewpoints.  As a Board member and as the Board President, I have used this approach on every issue that the district has considered, including funding and budgets, safety and security, student well-being, and working relationships with our teachers.  

We have made significant progress in identifying the infrastructure and technological needs of the District through the Facilities Master Plan. We have established priorities for repairing and upgrading our aging classrooms and facilities to provide a well-rounded, twenty-first century education for our students.  

As the Chair of the City of La Canada Flintridge Joint Use Committee, our City Council members and I have improved security and safety in and around our schools, maintained and improved our fields and facilities, and worked toward resolving the longstanding Sagebrush issue to benefit our students, our schools, and our district.  

We have made significant progress on a number of issues important to our community, but we have more work to do, and I ask for your continued confidence in my ability to continue this progress.   Thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege of giving back to our fine community by serving on your School Board.