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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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Katherine Tseng

12,943 votes (29.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Excellence in Academic and Extra Curricular Programs for ALL Students
  • Transparency, Collaboration, Fiscal Responsibility, and Community Engagement
  • Students’ Social and Emotional Well-being



Profession:Actuarial Consultant
Board Member, Los Gatos-Saratoga High School Board — Elected position (2012–current)
Board Member, District Budget Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2012–current)
Board Member, District Audit Committee — Appointed position (2012–current)


I am an actuary with extensive knowledge and experience in financial analysis and risk management.  I have used my experience to help ensure fiscal responsibility in the district budget.  A strong believer in community engagement, I have taken leadership roles in many school and community organizations, such as President of Argonaut School PTA, Redwood Middle School PTA, Co-President of Saratoga Education  Foundation, Saratoga Music Boosters, Saratoga High School PTSO and Saratoga High  School Foundation,  Argonaut School Site Council and Redwood School Site Council as  well as Vice-President of Saratoga High School Sports Boosters.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (30)

  • Mike Wasserman - Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Nai Hsueh - Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Mary-Lynne Bernald - Saratoga City Council Member
  • Manny Cappello - Mayor of Saratoga
  • Emily Lo - Saratoga City Council Member
  • Howard Miller - Saratoga City Council Member
  • Marico Sayoc - Los Gatos City Council Member
  • Steven Leonaris - Mayor of Los Gatos
  • John Poo
  • Arati Nagaraj
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Chris Miller
  • Rosemary Rossi
  • Cindy Ruby
  • Shinku Sharma
  • Cathie Thermond
  • Chad Walsh
  • Victor Zhang
  • Pragati Grover
  • Mike Gipe
  • Jill Hunter
  • Kathleen King
  • Chuck Page
  • Patty Buchanon
  • Cynthia Chang
  • Jack Chang
  • Mary Ellen Comport
  • Emi Eto
  • Mani Farhadi
  • Susan Germeraad

Individuals (35)

  • Ellen Tipton
  • Dianne Priest
  • Diana Pleasant
  • Heidi Gerhart Morris
  • Janet Okada
  • Karen Hyde
  • Kathy Finnecy
  • Carolyn Dufort
  • Connie Palladino
  • Sandy Miller
  • Lisa Liu
  • Jennie Lau
  • Joanie and Scott Kriens
  • Renee Paquier
  • Jennifer Robert
  • Ranjana Sivaram
  • Janet Stimson
  • Sushama Thakker
  • Marilyn White
  • Patti Workman
  • Teri Kasik
  • Reiko Iwanaga
  • Maya Baba
  • Kelly Berman
  • Ashley Chao
  • Doris and Bill Cooper
  • Tom Cobourn
  • Terrie Creamer
  • Mary Eschen
  • Kristin Gragnola,
  • David Guidry
  • Russ and Marcia Hansen
  • Beverly Harada
  • Joyce Hlava
  • Suzie Yoshihara

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

For the past four years, I have worked tirelessly to ensure academic excellence, social-emotional wellbeing of our students, fiscal responsibility, community engagement and transparency in the administration of district policies and operations. In addition, I served on both campaign committees for the passage of the facility bond measure and parcel tax renewal to ensure renovation/addition of school facilities and stable local funding for our district. 


I believe that education is the best investment for our society, and it is a joint effort of families, schools and community.  With passion and commitment, I will strive to ensure that our students receive the best education to prepare them for college, careers and fulfilling lives.


Katherine Tseng



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