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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

West Contra Costa Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Tom Panas

Retired Accountant/Parent
22,990 votes (18.57%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A great school for every child
  • Engaging parents, teachers, students and the community
  • Improved academic performance



Profession:Parent and Educational Advocate
Chairperson,, Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, WCCUSD — Elected position (2016–current)
Member,, WCC Parents Council — Appointed position (2016–current)
Member,, Citizens Budget Advisory Committee, WCCUSD — Appointed position (2015–2016)
Member,, Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, WCCUSD — Appointed position (2015–2015)


University of California, Berkeley MBA (not availa)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The East Bay Times / Mercury News / Bay Area Newsgroup Editorial Board
  • Congressman George Miller, Ret.
  • Myrna de Vera, Vice Mayor, City of Hercules

Elected Officials (13)

  • Hon. Janet Abelson, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of El Cerrito
  • Hon. Mark Friedman, Councilmember, City of El Cerrito
  • Hon. Jan Bridges, Councilmember, City of El Cerrito
  • Hon. Gabe Quinto, Councilmember, City of El Cerrito
  • Hon. Al Miller, Board Director, Stege Sanitary District
  • Bill Jones, Past Mayor, City of El Cerrito
  • Don Lau, Past WCCUSD School Board
  • George Miller, Ret. Congressman
  • Rebecca Benassini, Past Mayor, City of El Cerrito
  • Letitia Moore, Past Mayor, City of El Cerrito
  • John Ziesenhenne, Past Councilmember, City of Richmond
  • Hon. Chris Kelley, Councilmember, City of Hercules
  • Hon. Sherry McCoy, Councilmember, City of Hercules

Individuals (10)

  • Scottie Smith, The BlackBoard of West Contra Costa
  • Ivy Winston, *Founder-Executive Director, Bright Futures (*for ID purposes only)
  • Miriam Wong, *Executive Director, Latina Center (*for ID purposes only)
  • Gary Pokorny, *Former City Manager of El Cerrito & Walnut Creek
  • *for identification purposes only / Partial list of endorsements
  • Howdy Goudey, *Chair El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee
  • Monica Kortz, *Past Director, El Cerrito Recreation Department
  • Grace MacNeill Chair, Friends of the El Cerrito Library
  • Jo Ellen Marcotte, *Board Director, Hercules Community Library Foundation
  • Robin Mitchell, *Chair, El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Commission

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