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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Los Gatos Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Term

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Stephen Dale Parsons

6,195 votes (33.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain highest levels of quality of education of the district's students.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility of the district's operations.
  • Continue to receive and incorporate parent and community input.



Profession:Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer, NetApp, Inc, Sunnyvale, California (1997–current)
Member, Los Gatos Union School District Governing Board — Elected position (1990–2000)
Software Engineer, Cylink (now SafeNet) (1995–1996)
Software Engineer, Apple Computer, Inc. (1994–1995)
Senior Engineer, Tandem Computers, Inc. (1986–1994)


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California Master of Science (M.S.), computer science, with computer engineering emphasis (1976)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California Bachelor of Science (B.S.) , electronic/electrical engineering with computer engineering emphasis (1975)

Community Activities

Organist, St. Nicholas Church, San Jose (1993–current)
Volunteer, Advancement Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, Los Gatos Troop 539 (2004–2012)


Stephen Parsons and his wife Allison moved to Los Gatos because of the excellent schools in the Los Gatos Union School District, and sent all three of their now-grown children to LGUSD schools. Stephen served on the LGUSD Governing Board ("Board of Trustees") from 1990-2000, and chose not to run for reelection again so he could concentrate on his software engineering career and participate more fully in his family life. He was an adult volunteer in Los Gatos Boy Scout Troop 539, and served for a number of years as the Advancement Chairman for the troop. He has been the organist and a singer St. Nicholas Church in San Jose for more than two decades. He is presently on the board of a non-profit graduate-level education institute associated with UC Berkeley.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Tom O'Donnell, Los Gatos Planning Commmissioner and former LGUSD board member
  • Chris Constantin, former West Valley-Mission College District board member

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