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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Board Member; Redondo Beach Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

results unofficial as of March 18, 2005

Candidates (Vote for 3)

Election results -- manually collected from individual City Clerks' offices -- are official unless noted above. Unofficial results will be updated as available.
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Jane (Cressor) Diehl Click here for more information about this candidate 3,601 votes 14.9%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Physical Therapist (special ed. students)
  • VP of School Board
  • City council and School Board com
  • Mother of a daughter and son
  • PTA pres. for 4 yrs.
  • Hands on Art 12 yrs.
  • Train students for 21st century
  • Financial stability
  • advance improved communication with stake holders
Drew Gamet Click here for more information about this candidate 3,578 votes 14.8%
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Music, 1995
  • Professional Musician
  • Music Instructor, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon
  • Spanish Language Translator
  • Band Director, Crozier Middle School, Inglewood Unified School District
  • Prepare Students For The 21st Century
  • Keep Money In The Classrooms
  • Shared Decision-Making
Todd Loewenstein Click here for more information about this candidate 2,774 votes 11.5%
  • Occupation: Internet Company Executive
  • BA, History, University of Michigan
  • MBA, Marketing, University of Minnesota
  • CEO, ArcoStream, profitable Internet Services company
  • VP/Senior Management at two public companies, P&L responsibility
  • Budget and Strategic Analyst, The Weather Channel
  • Eagle Scout
  • Building Partnerships
  • Preparing Students For The 21st Century
  • Keeping Money In The Classrooms
Nelson Andrew Zager Click here for more information about this candidate 2,701 votes 11.2%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • BS Degree Hotel and Restaurant Admin
  • Past Chair Chamber of Commerce -RB
  • VP RB Education Foundation
  • Bd of trustees Torrance Memorial Hosp
  • Past Chair Budget & Finance Commission
  • Bd of South Bay YMCA
  • No More Budget Cuts but Innovative new Income Streams
  • Emergency Prepardness of the district
  • Obesity of our Students, not allowing for a full and fruitful life
Dale Petrulis Click here for more information about this candidate 2,301 votes 9.5%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Proven educational leader-36 years-see
  • 11 year teacher/20 year school principal/4+ years Central/Local District Administrator
  • PTA honors: Very Special Person, Honorary Service, Continuing Service
  • Written over $3 million in educational grants to strengthen and enhance current programs and build new ones
  • National Collaborative honoree-National Councils of Mayors/Cities/School Boards for collaborative support for the school community
  • Appointed member of CA Dept. of Education English Language Arts Content Review Panel reviewing standards match to test items
  • Increase and improve collaboration and cooperation between teachers/classified staff/administration to build relationships/trust/teamwork/morale
  • Support the highest quality instructional program for all students, providing ongoing professional development to support teaching and learning
  • Improve the budget picture by locating outside resources to avoid cuts in programs and personnel
Steve McCulloh Click here for more information about this candidate 2,222 votes 9.2%
  • Occupation: Business Professional
  • BA Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois
  • Fund Raising for California Public Interest Research Group
  • RBUSD Textbook Adoption Committees; Social Studies, Math, Science, and currently Language Arts
  • PTA support, Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, Redondo Beach Adopt-A-Park Program (Fulton Park)
  • VP Marketing, Provident Title Company, Special Projects, 14 years
  • 25 year Resident of Redondo Beach
  • Build partnerships with the community by engaging their support and buy-in.
  • Transparency in the budget process. / Keep money in the classrooms. / Open the decision making process to parents and teachers.
  • Prepare students for the 21st century by giving them better academic support at every opportunity.
Jeffrey K. Hazeltine Click here for more information about this candidate 1,948 votes 8.1%
  • Occupation: Middle School Teacher
  • Resident of Redondo Beach for 20 years.
  • Married for 15 years
  • Father of 2 children attending Alta Vista Elem. School
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics with 2nd Major in Mathematical Sciences
  • Masters Degree in Education, U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Principals Leadership Institute
  • Midde School Math Teacher 3 years in L.A. Unified and 8 years in Lawndale.
  • Adopt Value Added Assessment And Accountability.
  • Re-open neighborhood elementary schools.
  • Put the teaching and the school-work back in the schools by decreasing Home Work requirements.
Eddie Dombrowski 1,647 votes 6.8%
  • Occupation: Business Manager
Genie Davis Click here for more information about this candidate 1,087 votes 4.5%
  • Occupation: Writer/Educator
  • Novelist, television writer, corporate media writer/producer
  • Instructor, administrator children's enrichment classes
  • PTA President and RBPTA Council member
  • an unbiased, independent school board
  • improve our language arts curriculum - reading, writing, and literature
  • employ funding from corporations, private citizens and foundations to offset state budget cuts
Moné Marcia Swann Click here for more information about this candidate 990 votes 4.1%
  • Occupation: Insurance Broker
  • Assistant to the Solicitor General of Clayton County Georgia
  • Victim Witness Advocate Clayton County Georgia
  • President of Living @ In-home
  • President of I.J.N. Insurance Services
  • Founder of Women's Inspirational Network
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Kids First
  • Accountability
  • Creative Financial Solutions
Mark Nelson Click here for more information about this candidate 725 votes 3.0%
  • Occupation: Strategic Planning Manager
  • I have earned BS and MS degrees in Economics, with major work in business and labor economics
  • As a loaned educator, I taught business and economics at the high school level and have also been an adjunct professor.
  • My bargaining unit (union) experience includes supervision, senior management, and negoitiating with both physical and staff union members.
  • Over the past 20+ years, I have developed and managed projects ranging from a few million dollars to over a billion dollars.
  • My experience with local, state and federal government prepares me to better deal with government and to find new funding sources.
  • The most important experience I have is as an involved parent in Redondo Beach.
  • I seek to develop a school district that is run by the parents, for the benefits of the students and community.
  • The fiscal irresponsibility of the current board must be addressed. We must move to zero-based budgeting as per the Assoc of School Business Officials
  • I support refocusing efforts on the basics, and taking a long, hard look at the current curriculum through the eyes of the parents and the community.
Yvonne Daizadeh 582 votes 2.4%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Coordinator

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