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California State Government June 6, 2006 Election
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Results as of Jul 13 4:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (23124/23124)
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Jack O'Connell Click here for more information about this candidate 2,116,205 votes 52.4%

  • Occupation: State Superintendent/Teacher
  • Teacher, parent, former school board member
  • Two decades of public service in the legislature
  • Prepare all California students to succeed in college and/or the workplace and to become adaptable lifelong learners
  • Provide all students with dedicated teachers well qualified in the subject areas they teach.
  • Maintain high standards and accountability in California's schools while adapting to the changing educational demands of the 21st century.
Sarah L. Knopp 695,372 votes 17.3%
  • Occupation: Teacher
Diane A. Lenning, Ed.M. Click here for more information about this candidate 573,562 votes 14.2%
  • Occupation: Educator/Author/Businessowner
  • M.A. Secondary Education, B.A. History/Social Sciences, Music. Credentials: Administration, Traffic & Safety, Resource, CLAD.
  • U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom Award recipient for writing, speaking, and lobbying for education and public policy on national, state, local levels
  • Former Chair of Republican Educators Caucus, National Education Assoc. Rep CTA/Nea National leader improving public schools
  • Call of the American Dream, author of biographical text, descendant of George Washington's family, Jamestown founder descendant, 5th gen. Californian
  • Volunteer history: Children's Needs Task Force, Substance Abuse Violence Ed, Civilian Emergency Response T, Learning 4 Life, Ca Youth A, Soccer coach
  • Consulting/Accounting Business: Family business since 1979 in Orange County, 3rd generation OC family, elder care needs
  • Safe Schools provide learning environment for success, guarantee graduation, reduce drop-out rate, assure success in jobs
  • Local Control supports community collaboration, academic progress, tutoring programs, curriculum alignment-No Child Left Behind
  • Accountability-Collaboration of leaders, schools, teachers, parents, in climate of Democracy w integrity...language/academic acquisition Eng Immersion
Daniel L. "Dan" Bunting Click here for more information about this candidate 338,173 votes 8.3%
  • Occupation: Retired School Superintendent
  • BA Education/MA School Administration
  • Rincon Valley USD School Board (10 yrs)_
  • Cloverdale Unified SD Board Member
  • Sonoma Co.CommitteeSch/Dist .Org.
  • Return California to top 10 in Education Testing /Dollars per pupil
  • ReExam HS Seniors Exit Exam Requiements
  • Improve Teacher Techniques to include HOW children learn
Grant McMicken Click here for more information about this candidate 317,561 votes 7.8%
  • Occupation: Educator/Teacher/Consultant
  • Mathematics Teacher for 25 years
  • Presidential Award for Math Teaching-1993
  • BA-Mathematics/MA Computers & Ed.
  • Consultant/Trainer - Casio Calculators
  • Data Processing Consultant for 9 years
  • Computer Programmer - State of CA
  • Reorganize CDE as service agency for schools and teachers
  • Restructure curriculum to emphsize academics and skills training
  • Tuition grants for role model mentors in underperforming schools

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