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Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Governing Board Member; Proposed Mountain View/Whisman School District Voter Information

Results as of Dec 5 2:50pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (47/47)
Candidates (Vote for 5)
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Carol L. Fisher 10,360 votes 19.7%

  • Occupation: President, Mountain View School District Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Joint Committee on School District Reorganization
  • 8 years of engineering and management experience at Hewlett Packard
  • Parent of two children currently attending MVSD schools
  • B.S. chemical engineering, Stanford University; MBA, Cornell University
  • Have all students in the merged district read, write, and use math at their grade level or above
  • Have the merged district communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the community to meet our educational goals
  • Have a smooth integration of all facets of district operations during the implementation of the merger
Rose Marie Filicetti 9,240 votes 17.6%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Mountain View School District
  • Occupation: Executive Director, Santa Clara County School Boards Association
  • Member, Joint Boards Merger Study Team
  • Member, Whisman and Mountain View Strategic Planning Teams
  • Co-Chair, successful 1998 MVSD School Bond Campaign
  • Parent of a Slater Third Grader, a Huff Fifth Grader, and a Graham Graduate
  • MBA, Finance and Banking; Former Corporate Banker, 15 years
  • Connecting people and resources to build our community-wide vision for education
  • Promotion of the best people, programs, and practices to achieve the high academic standards set for all students
  • Smaller classes and campuses and choices of schools and programs
Juan C. Aranda, Jr. 8,679 votes 16.5%
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Whisman School District
  • Governing Board Member Whisman School District
  • Parent of a fourth grader at Theuerkauf and sixth grader at Crittenden
  • Retired - State Board of Equalization - Business Taxes
  • Previously Director of Independent Union of Public Service Employees
  • Master of Philosophy in Management
  • Integration of Programs and Curriculum from Merged Districts
  • Provide the best opportunity in education in our District for your child
  • Fulfill expectations of the Community, Board, Parents and Administration
Frances R. "Fran" Kruss 7,936 votes 15.1%
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • Elected - Whisman School District Board, 4/90 and 11/94
  • Recently appointed Whisman School District (WSD) Board 10/99
  • Past Board President, Vice President, and Clerk
  • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), Board of Directors
  • Santa Clara County School Boards Assoc., WSD Representative for two years 1997 & 1998
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses member 1972 to present. Critical-Care Nurse for over twenty years
  • To prepare students to be successful, schools must be guided by: 1.) A philosophy that puts the needs of students first.
  • 2.)Have goals that set the educational agenda for the district. And 3.) Have comprehensive plans to fully develope all students' capabilities.
  • Have the philosophy, goals, and plans clearly articulated and regularly reviewed.
Russell W. "Russ" Wood 6,169 votes 11.7%
  • Occupation: Application Engineering Manager
  • Parent with daughters in 2nd and 6th grade.
  • Former school site council member.
  • Current PTA member and secretary.
  • 40-year resident of Mountain View.
  • BS in Business Administration, Cal Poly, SLO
  • Open communication between community and school district board.
  • Effective implementation and evaluation of major board decisions.
  • Representation of all students in Mountain View.
Joseph S. "Joe" Kleitman 5,525 votes 10.5%
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • Former Mayor, Councilmember
  • Father of 3 children - all enrolled in district
  • Chair - Huff PTA Formation Committee
  • Champion for Children in Mountain View
  • Increasing educational opportunities for all pupils in the district
  • Creating a parent friendly board of trustees and administration
  • Bringing "good government" practices to the board of trustees
Deborah K. Walkup 4,719 votes 9.0%
  • Occupation: Consultant

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The Los Altos - Mountain View League of Women Voters has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Harmonious merger, Vision for new district, and Why a candidate.


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October 17, 7 to 9 PM
Multipurpose Room
Theuerkauf School
1625 San Luis Ave.
Mountain View
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