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Los Angeles County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Member, Board of Education; Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 10:38am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting ( 82/ 82)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Julia Brownley 17,235 votes 21.66%

  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • Currently serve as President of the Board of Education
  • BA in Political Science
  • MBA from American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Parent with two children attending our schools
  • Past PTA President
  • Past board member of the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation
  • To close the achievement gap that persists in our district
  • While simultaneously raising achievement for all students
  • Pass Measure EE and begin implementation of the district's Strategic Plan
Emily Bloomfield 17,157 votes 21.56%
  • Occupation: Administrator/Instructor/Parent
  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • Masters in Public Administration, Syracuse University
  • Masters in Economics, Oxford University
  • Senior economist working in economically least developed countries
  • Project and product manager - Los Angeles Times and Citysearch
  • Researcher and administrator for technology access programs in underserved communities - Children's Partnership and Urban Tech
  • Raising achievement for all children while narrowing the academic achievement gap that exists between economically disadvanted and other children
  • Increasing resources for the district to offset dramatic State budget cuts & attract/retain outstanding teachers: I advocate passage of Measure EE
  • Ensuring that all children have the opportunity to attend a quality preschool
Shane McLoud 14,247 votes 17.91%
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • Member, SMMUSD District Advisory Committee for Instructional Technology
  • Member, SMMUSD Strategic Plan Committees: Equity and Equality of Education and Variety of Curriculum
  • Third Grade Teacher, Figueroa Street Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Master's in Public Administration, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Arts, Loyola Marymount University
  • Reduce class size so all students receive specialized attention
  • Actively encourage parent participation at all stages of education
  • Eliminate the "achievement gap" in Santa Monica and Malibu schools
Oscar de la Torre 13,515 votes 16.99%
Brenda Gottfried 11,734 votes 14.75%
  • Occupation: Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Member
  • B. A., CSU, Dominguez Hills
  • M. A. , Pepperdine University
  • J. D., University of West L. A. School of Law
  • 17 + years as a teacher
  • 25 year resident of the District
  • Children attended & grandchildren attend Santa Monica schools
  • Full implementation of the District's Strategic Plan which has initiatives to further reduce the achievment gap, further reduce class size, etc.
  • Passage of Measure EE as a means of assuring fiscal stability
  • Completion of all reconstruction projects to provide safe and appropriate schools for all children
Ann Cochran 5,679 votes 7.14%

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