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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Ron Jones

9,563 votes (22.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work collaborratively with current board members
  • Fiscal responsibility for district budget
  • Keep focus on whatis best foe students



Profession:Electronics Executive in the Semiconductor Industrty
CEO, N-Able Grouip International (1996–current)
Committee Member, Los Gatos-Saratoga High Bell Schedule Committee — Appointed position (2015–2016)
School Site Council, Saratoga HIGH sCHOOL — Elected position (2011–2015)
Committee Member, Measure A Parcel Tax Oversight Committee — Elected position (2012–2013)
Committee Member, Measure B Parcel Tax Oversite Committee — Appointed position (2011–2012)


Southern Methodist University M.S., Electrical Engineering - Semiconductopr Technology (1971)



Ron Jones




Candidate for Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District - Board of Education


408 872-1301 phone

408 872-1302 fax




My Goals


• Maintain programs that best prepare our students for post-secondary options and success

• Find, attract and retain highly qualified staff

• Direct available funding to maximize positive student outcomes

• Enhance partnerships with our families and community through transparent communication and accessibility.




High School Parent – I’m the father of two teenage daughters that have grown up in the Saratoga school system.  My older daughter is an SHS Class of 2015 graduate and my younger daughter is a freshman in the Class of 2020.  Having a child in high school during my term in office will provide current insights into what is happening on our campuses.   No other incumbent or candidate has a child in high school.




Businessman – I have spent my career in the high-tech semiconductor industry.  I have run companies, large and small, in the US and Asia.  I am much attuned to the economics that drive Silicon Valley and the subsequent housing demand that fuels our basic-aid property tax base.  I am a fiscal conservative that supports spending a little less now to ensure we have “rainy day” funds for future years.   




School Volunteer – I have been an active school volunteer during our 10 years as Saratoga residents:


• Saratoga High Parent Volunteer of the Year – 2016

• Los Gatos-Saratoga Bell Schedule Committee

• Saratoga High/Redwood Middle  Band Dad – 7 years

• Measure B Parcel Tax Bond Committee

• Measure A Parcel Tax Oversight Committee – 2 years

• Measure B Parcel Tax Oversight Committee – 2 years

• SUSD Superintendent’s Advisory Council – 5 years

• SUSD Superintendent’s Budget  Council – 4 years

• School Site Council – 11 years total (see right)

• SHS – 4 years, Redwood – 2 years, Foothill – 5 years

• Foothill PTA Executive Board Member – 2 years

• Foothill Drop Off Captain – 5 years


Why vote for me?
• I am a good “listener” and value inputs from all our stakeholders: 
students, parents, community and staff
• I strike an effective balance between consensus building and timely decision making
• I am a pragmatist and support practical, real world solutions


Please vote for Ron Jones . . . a new face for a fresh approach


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