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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Board Member; Cupertino Union School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 13 10:03am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (72/72)
(29 Writein Votes 0.10%)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Josephine "Jo" Lucey Click here for more information about this candidate 7,907 votes 27.16%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Regional Director: Scitor Corporation, an aerospace engineering corporation
  • Leader: CUSD Measure C Bond Campaign & Strategic Plan
  • CUSD Representative: County School Boards Assoc. & Special Ed. Board and Member, Key CUSD Advisory Committees: Budget, Math, Funding Equity
  • Volunteer: Girls Softball, Little League, PTA, Classroom, & Library
  • B.S. (Notre Dame) and M.S. (Stanford) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Married with two children in the district
  • Prudent budget planning to best utilize our resources
  • Build strong schools by attracting and retaining the best teachers
  • Provide diverse educational epportunities so every child can reach their potential
George K. Tyson Click here for more information about this candidate 7,363 votes 25.29%
  • Occupation: Manufacturing Manager
  • Long-term school volunteer: current PTA president of Kennedy Middle School, past Site Council Chair for two schools.
  • Active at the District Level, as member of Bond Oversight Committee and Budget Advisory Committee (3 years).
  • Received Cupertino's CREST Award (2003) for Community Service, for work with Scouting, Soccer, and Rotary.
  • Married 24 years. Wife, Stephanie, teaches 3rd grade in a neighboring district. Three children (ages 20, 16, and 13) have all attended our schools.
  • BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, plus an MBA (Finance) from San Jose State.
  • In my 24-year career in industry, I've created and led teams, managed budgets and capital projects, and helped bring new pharmaceuticals to market.
  • Strong and experienced financial management to make sure that every dime that our schools receive is spent wisely.
  • Support for our teachers, to create a positive working environment that reduces turnover.
  • Improved communication of the Board with parents, teachers, and the community, to better incorporate their needs into its decisions.
Elizabeth "Liz" Tadman Click here for more information about this candidate 4,774 votes 16.40%
  • Occupation: Web Development CEO
  • B.S. Computer Science & B.A. Mathematics, UC Irvine
  • 10+ years of volunteer work with CUSD & FUHSD schools, soccer, Little League, Org. of Special Needs Family
  • Current Vice President of Lynbrook High School PTSA
  • Current Convention Chair for Cupertino-Fremont Council PTA
  • Received PTA Honorary Service Award for involvement at Miller Middle School
  • Organized community letter-writing campaign to preserve our state high school funding, generating more than 3000 letters to Sacramento.
  • Provide respectful treatment, fair compensation, and a supportive work environment for our teachers and staff.
  • Review and oversee district finances, closely supervising expenditures for both Measure C funds and implementation of the Fifth Middle School.
  • Promote a partnership between parents, teachers, and the district through improved communication and meaningful community participation.
Lynette Lee Eng Click here for more information about this candidate 4,071 votes 13.98%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Born and raised in Hawaii
  • 2 children currently enrolled in Cupertino elementary schools.
  • Active member of Los Altos community and Cupertino Union School District
  • Worked on issues involving children and families through a civil rights advocacy group
  • Completed the Los Altos Lead program
  • Den leader for my son's cub scouts.
  • Demonstrate fiscal prudence while ensuring that `every cent invested in our children is a cent invested in our future'.
  • Promote a synergistic partnership between the community and the Cupertino School District Board of Trustees.
  • Hire the best staff and retain our most dedicated and talented teachers.
Melissa B. Hilton Click here for more information about this candidate 3,943 votes 13.54%
  • Occupation: Dietitian/Homemaker
  • 7 years as a consultant for Sunnyvale Medical Clinic, currently semi-retired to raise my family
  • Taught nutrition in college and community organizations such as the Heart Association, Health Department, and Cooperative Extension Service
  • M.S. Nutrition, B.S. Medical Dietetics-Brigham Young University
  • Bay Area resident for 20 years, Cupertino resident for 18 years
  • Married with 6 children ages 3 to 16
  • Volunteered in the schools for 12 years, including district budget advisory committee, in the classroom, and as school site council chair
  • Retain our excellent teachers and staff and improve morale
  • Maintain choice and diversity in educational programs
  • Improve communication, striving to proactively involve and inform the community
Jon J. Crockett Click here for more information about this candidate 731 votes 2.51%
  • Occupation: Management Consultant
  • Cupertino resident since 1995.
  • Married with two elementary school children.
  • Active School Site Council Member at Portal Elementary for 3rd year.
  • Held senior positions at IBM, Cadence Design, Aetna Life & Casualty.
  • Active Club and USYVL Volleyball coach. Coached several seasons of DYSL Soccer.
  • MBA, New York University; BS, Northeastern University
  • Fight to prevent cuts in education; demand accountability for spending money we already have.
  • Listen, respect and respond to community, teacher, and union issues and concerns.
  • Encourage diversity and promote Choice in Education.
Robert Lee Gilland Heslop Click here for more information about this candidate 299 votes 1.03%
  • Occupation: Route Salesperson
  • 2 children Grade 2 & 3 in Regnart Elementary
  • Married 9 years. Moved to California from
  • British Columbia, Canada in 1998.
  • Noble Grand Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • Telecommunications Technician Degree from Vancouver Community College
  • Standardized Curriculum for all schools in the district.
  • Standardized Arts and Music Program for all grades and all Students.
  • Get money owed to district for President Bush's No Child Left Behind Initiative.

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