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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Moraga School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Term

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Joseph R. Rosenbaum

Certified Public Accountant
4,014 votes (35.07%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • 1. Keep our schools strong by providing valuable insight and support to the administrators, teachers and staff of MSD. They are the secret to the sucess of our Moraga schools - as a Board member I will do my best to assist them in their efforts.
  • 2. Repair and upgrade our facilities and technology so that our students will continue to receive the best education possible. I urge all voters to support Measure V - the School Repair Bond.
  • 3. Strengthen ties to our community at large to ensure continued support for our Moraga schools and maintain ties to the youth associations that make use of MSD facilities.



Profession:Certified Public Accountant
Chair, Enforcement Advisory Committee, California Board of Accountancy — Appointed position (2012–current)
Committee Member, CalCPA Steering Committee for Forensic Services — Appointed position (2010–current)


Ohio State University BS, JD, MBA, Accounting and Law (1982)

Community Activities

Board Member, Treasurer, Coach, Lamorinda Rugby Football Club (2005–current)
President, Cougar Football Fund (2011–2015)
President, Moraga Sports Alliance (JM) (2007–2014)
Chair, Joint Moraga School District and Town Council ad hoc "Field of Dreams" Committee (2010–2011)
President, Commissioner, Coach, Moraga Baseball Association (2005–2010)



I am a long-time resident of Moraga and have been involved in community and youth activities for much of the last 20+ years. My two sons attended and benefitted from Camino Pablo Elementary and Joaquin Moraga Intermediate schools.


I have worked as a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years, with leadership positions at large international firms. My educational background consists of a BS in Accounting, a JD and an MBA. I currently serve as the Chair of the California Board of Accountancy’s Enforcement Advisory Committee and on the California Society of CPA’s Forensic Services Steering Committee. I would bring valuable accounting, financial and leadership skills to the Board. 


My community and youth activities in Moraga include acting as Chair of the Ad Hoc “Field of Dreams Committee,” the joint committee of the Moraga Town Council and the Moraga School District which ultimately resulted in the renovation of the recreational fields at Camino Pablo Elementary. I have also served as President of Moraga Baseball Association, President of Moraga Sports Alliance, President of Campolindo Cougar Club, and Board Member of Lamorinda Rugby Football Club. I have also assisted with Moraga Boy Scout Troop 212.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Brad and Trish Piatt
  • Shari Simon, President, Moraga School District Governing Board
  • Charles MacNulty, past member, Moraga School District Governing Board

Elected Officials (2)

  • Dave Trotter, Moraga Town Council
  • Heather O'Donnell, Board Member, Moraga School District Governing Board

Individuals (21)

  • Tim and Kitty Stephens
  • Dave and Nadine Coburn
  • Gary and Karin Hein
  • Doug Pearson, MOL
  • Tony and Louise McKenzie
  • Louis Drapeau
  • Gary and Janet Sanders
  • Harry R. Crouch III
  • John Taylor
  • Red and Gina Smith
  • Brad and Debbie Lomas
  • Daniel and Annette Finnane
  • Michael and Heather Peri
  • Pat Moran
  • Tim and Cindy Mascheroni
  • Daniel Lang
  • Peter and Lisa Cella
  • Heather and Marc Thornton
  • Martha and Ignacio Vega
  • Dave Singh
  • Brian Walgenbach

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