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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Paradise Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Rich Gingery, Jr.

Parent/Business Owner
6,542 votes (15.74%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Have a balanced budget
  • Improve academia scores for are students in the PUSD and remove obstacles to student achievement.
  • Create a safe and productive learning environment



Profession:Co-Owner of Whispering Pines Pet Clinic in Magalia California
Co-Owner of Whispering Pines Pet Clinic in Magalia California, Self (2006–current)


CSUC Bachelors of Science, Animal Science (1995)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • TAP (teachers union)

Political Beliefs

I have been asked by many friends why I am running for a seat on Paradise Unified School District board of Trustee, (PSUD Board Member).

As for my platform there are many parts to it. I did place a candidate statement on the ballot. I stand for safe, healthy and technology advanced classrooms. I have zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior, be it by parents, teachers, administrators, qualified employees or students. I want to remove any obstacle that gets between a student's achievement. I am a fiscal conservative and know what it takes to run a balanced budget after 16 years of running my veterinary clinic. I want to be a voice for the stakeholders in the district and provide transparency to the boards decisions and actions. I have a deep fondness for educators and need their input and support in getting what classrooms need to get our children jobs or higher forms of education after leaving the PUSD system. I respect all forms of education be it Charter School, Private School or Home School, but feel strongly that the PUSD schools need to be the best fit for all children.

With that said the main reason I am running is that I want my children and the other children in our community to have the best school district we can get them. It will create a better community overall.

I have the endorsement of TAP (local teachers union). I have sat as the President of my children's Site Council at Cedarwood Elementary for 4 years. I take our education system seriously as it is the way we build our future, not only as a community but as a nation of citizens competing in a global economy.

I will honor your vote by being the change our school board needs.



Official Statement

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Source: Butte County Clerk-Recorder

Rich Gingery, Jr.
Governing Board Member, Paradise Unified School District

Through our schools, we build our future. But our schools need to have the right tools to do their job. As your school board member I will promote policies, which remove obstacles to student achievement. I will work in partnership with parents and teachers, and give the schools the tools needed to be successful in teaching students. This means having safe, healthy classrooms with the technology needed for modern teaching. It means having students who know there is zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior, and it means supporting the kind of prevention programs, which help kids, stay on the right track.

As a father of two and a local business owner, I want the best education for my community. I have volunteered in my child’s classroom and taken a seat on Site Council to better manage and influence the budget brought to the school. I will use my ability to listen and take input from parents and educators. I will make sound decisions based on what is best for our child’s education. I can make the correct budgetary decisions to bring our children into the future.

I will honor your vote by being the change our school board needs.

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