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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Windsor Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Full Term

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Bill Adams

Appointed Incumbent
5,535 votes (32.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Financial sustainability and transparency
  • Community engagement and services for all students
  • Visual and performing arts education provided for every student at every school



Attorney, Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP (2015–current)
Board Trustee, Windsor Unified School District Board of Trustees — Appointed position (2015–current)
Deputy County Counsel, County of Sonoma (2003–2015)
Retirement Board Trustee, Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association — Elected position (2012–2015)
Board member, Sonoma County Administrative Management Council — Elected position (2009–2013)
Library Commissioner, Sonoma County Library Commission — Appointed position (1997–2003)


University of Oregon School of Law Juris Doctor (JD), Law (1993)
Northwestern University Bachelor of Arts (BA), history and political science (1982)

Community Activities

Campaign Co-chair, WUSD Measure F facilities bond campaign (2016–current)
Founding President, Friends of the Windsor Library (1995–current)
Volunteer youth soccer coach, Windsor Youth Soccer League (1999–2013)
President, Sonoma County Bar Association (2004–2004)
Board member, Redwood Empire Food Bank (1996–2002)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Bill Adams:

Since the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process was adopted State-wide, I have helped lead the District efforts as part of the Windsor Unified School District LCAP steering committee, both before and after my service as a Board Trustee.  I believe that it is essential to have authentic community participation, transparency and measurable indicators for success in order for local school funding to work.  I am proud to report that we are doing this in the Windsor Unified School District.

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