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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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School Director, Trustee Area 5Oakland Unified School DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Oakland Unified School DistrictSchool Director, Trustee Area 5

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (29/29).

About this office

Members establish educational goals and standards, approve curricula and the district’s budget, approve various purchases and renovations, and appoint the superintendent of schools.
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Incumbent
6,277 votes (51%)Winning
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  • I will continue my work to ensure that the voices of students, parents, teachers, and our community are heard. I will work to continue to improve our schools, as I have done for the past 4 years.
  • I will continue to create better post-graduation opportunities for all students, especially those not going to college right away or at all. This includes workforce training and paths to careers.
  • Building on my work around STEM education, I will further expand opportunities for young women and girls, and other communities to be better prepared for our tech future.
Profession:Incumbent and attorney
Director, Oakland Unified School Board — Elected position (2013current)

Roseann Torres joined the OUSD school board on January 7, 2013, and will serve a 4-year term. She was the product of public schools growing up and is a proud parent of a thriving Oakland public school student. Director Torres has been an attorney for the past 12 years. She currently runs her own law firm in downtown Oakland and this has afforded her the opportunity to mentor many youth interested in the legal profession, by providing internships and mock trial training for competitions.

Director Torres understands the multitude of challenges facing youth in Oakland today as she too had many struggles with adversity and disenfranchisement such that she dropped out of high school freshmen year. Fortunately, Director Torres gained timely exposure to a cadre of successful women from diverse backgrounds in professions and careers she had been unaware of. Through their guidance and mentorship, she was able to get back on track in high school, graduate on time and eventually enroll in community college. Because of this experience, Director Torres has dedicated her life to giving back to youth in the community that need similar guidance and she believes “if you can see it, you can be it.”

Director Torres will work to ensure all Oakland students receive the highest quality relevant education in K-12. One of her primary goals is reducing the dropout/pushout rate. As a proponent of the Restorative Justice work currently in OUSD, she hopes to enable all schools to utilize the amazing tools RJ offers since it is known to drastically reduce suspension rates among other things. She will also focus on improving the quality of STEM in the classroom through increased partnerships in the schools.

Director Torres has served on the following Boards: Measure Y Commission, Youth Movement Records (YMR); Centro Legal de La Raza; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County (HCCAC), East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (EBLRLA); National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC); and People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO). 
Director Torres holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in Albany, New York.

  • Hon. Noel Gallo, Oakland City Councilmember, District 5
  • Alameda Democratic Party
  • Hon. Joe Coto, Former California State Assemblymember AD-23
  • Hon. Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Hon. Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember AD-15
  • Hon. Rob Bonta, California State Assemblymember AD-18
  • Hon. Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Julina Bonilla, Vice-President Peralta Community Colleges Board
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Oakland Education Association
  • East Bay Young Democrats
  • Romeo Garcia, Dean of Special Programs, Merritt College
  • Aimee Allison, Senior Vice President of PowerPAC+
  • Chris Iglesias, Executive Director, The Unity Council
  • Holly Alonso, Executive Director, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
  • Monica Montenegro, Executive Director, East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions
Teacher
6,009 votes (48.9%)
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  • Quality Schools for All Students All students in Oakland are not guaranteed access to a equal quality school. We need to ensure all schools in Oakland are quality schools, so that all students receive a quality and equal education. Choice and chance
  • Attracting and Retaining Teachers The pressing priority for the board needs to be to ensure that quality teachers are in front of every student. Teachers are leaving Oakland as housing costs are rising. Quality teachers are the #1 resource that crea
  • Access and Preparation for College College access for all students in Oakland is limited and many don’t graduate high school prepared. We need to adopt curriculum and academic strategies that ensure that students are not only accepted to college, b
Profession:Teacher
Email hubertrenado@gmail.com
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Mike Hassid

Parent/Non-Profit Director
0 votes (10.9%)
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Mike Hutchinson

Educator
0 votes (17.5%)
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  • Create authentic community engagement
  • Re-prioritize the budget to direct more resources to the classroom.
  • End the privatization of public education and a moratorium on charter schools.
Profession:Educator
Email blackholemike@aol.com

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— October 3, 2016 League of Women Voters of Oakland

The forum held Monday evening September 26, 2016 at Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church was co-sponsored by the Glenview Neighborhood Association and the Dimond Improvement Association, working with the League of Women Voters of Oakland.  Mony Flores Bauer, a member of the League of Women Voters of Oakland, moderated.  The public was invited to attend and to submit written questions to be answered by each candidate.  Due to a family emergency candidate Michael Hassid was not able to participate.

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