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Alameda County, CA March 7, 2006 Election
Governing Board Member; Piedmont Unified School District Voter Information

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Ray Gadbois Click here for more information about this candidate 2,335 votes 35.9%

  • Occupation: Financial Advisor
  • 30 years of education and work experience in accounting, finance and business management, including CPA and MBA from UCLA
  • 8 years as active volunteer and proven leader in the school community working closely with School Board & District staff
  • 5 years of service on the board of the Piedmont Educational Foundation, as Treasurer, Investment Committee Chair, Vice President and now President
  • Co-chair of 2005 Parcel Tax Committee, working closely with the District to analyze the budget and prepare a 5-year forecast of funding requirements
  • Member of Budget Advisory Committee, learning about the District budget and providing input to the Superintendent on priorities
  • Ray and his wife Deborah have 2 children in the Piedmont Schools, including a 7th grader in the Middle School and a 4th grader at Wildwood
  • Quality of Education: renew our focus on the academic curriculum in order to maintain and enhance the quality of our educational program
  • Strong Fiscal Management: develop a long term financial plan and goals in order to achieve a sustainable budget model
  • Seismic Risk Reducation: establish a comprehensive decision process in order to make our schools safe with prudent use of bond funding
Roy Tolles Click here for more information about this candidate 2,287 votes 35.2%
  • Occupation: Civil Enginer
  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University
  • 25 years experience in the seismic design, research and investigation of buildings primarily in California - Principal ELT & Associates
  • Member of the Structural Engineers Association of California and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Volunteer for four years in Piedmont community; this will be his fourth year as coach and third year as head coach with Piedmont Baseball Foundation
  • Roy and his wife Carol have two children: one is currently in second grade at Havens elementary and the second entering Havens next fall.
  • Quality of Education: need to focus our efforts and search to find out what more we could offer to the students at all levels of the schools.
  • School Safety: Seismic retrofitting is the current top priority and needs to be done effectively and with a maximum of fiscal restraint.
  • Open Process: Public input is critical for making the best decision for seismic safety and for keeping our curriculum at the highest level.
Eileen C. Ruby Click here for more information about this candidate 1,847 votes 28.4%
  • Occupation: Retired Sales Representative
  • President Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
  • President Piedmont Middle School
  • Endowment Campaign Chair Piedmont Educational Foundation
  • Annual Campaign Chair Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
  • Provide a quality eduation for every student at every level
  • Exercise fiscal restraint and maintain a prudent reserve
  • Improve the safety of our school buildings

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League of Women Voters Election Forum

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Beach School Auditorium
Cable Broadcasts of League Election Forum

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 27, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Times; 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Dates: Thursday, March 2 - Sunday March 5, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Monday, March 6, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 10 PM
    Station: KCOM, Channel 27

  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
    Times: 7 AM, 3 PM, 5 PM
    Station: KCOM, channel 27
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