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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Saratoga Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Rui "Rita" Cao

4,302 votes (29.06%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Effective communication & Community engagement.
  • Inspiring and balanced curriculum for all students
  • Fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability of district operation



Sr Principal Engineer, Marvell Semiconductor (1999–2014)


San Jose State University MSEE , Electrical Engineering (1999)

Community Activities

Sunday School Instructor, River of Life Christian Church (2011–current)
Treasurer, Redwood PTA (2014–2016)
Historian, Argonaut PTA (2013–2014)


  • Committed, active, and passionate volunteer with a determined drive to serve our community and improve our school systems.
    • PTA Officer (Treasurer and Historian)
    • ABC Cornerstone Reader
    • Junior Achievement Instructor
    • Math Club Coordinator
    • Classroom Helper
    • Sunday School Teacher
    • Saratoga Federated Church Outreach Volunteer for Housing Building in Mexico


  • Mom of two kids, a freshman in SHS and a 7th grader in Redwood.
    • As a parent with children in the school system, I am always aware and up-to-date with school-related topics, issues and events.
    • With a vested interest in the district and a love for the community, I would like to devote my time and intelligence in making the district even better.


  • A marathon runner and a mountain hiker,


    • Uses perseverance and determination to get to the finish line.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Kansen Chu State Assembly Member, District 25.
  • Rishi Kumar City Council of Saratoga
  • Victor Zhang Member, Saratoga Union School District Board of Trustees.
  • Kristen Pan Lyn Member, Cupertino Union School District Board of Trustees
  • Yang Shao Member, Fremont Union School District Board of Trustees

Individuals (8)

  • Chuck Page Former Mayor and City Council of Sartoga
  • Ashley Chao Co-president of SHS PTSO(2016-17); Former RMS PTA president (2014-16)
  • Yan Zhao Former Saratoga Planning Commission Member Saratoga Cemetery District Board Trustee
  • Kathy Tippetts Redwood PTA President
  • Nina Tang Foothill Elementary Site Council
  • Sharon Bender VP of Special Programs, Redwood PTA 2015-2016
  • Eugene Zambetti Former President of Saratoga Rotary
  • Sarah Hung SHS PTSO Treasurer Former Redwood PTA Treasurer Former Argonaut PTA Treasurer

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

If elected, I will serve as your board member with LOVE:

L  -- Listen with my ears and heart

O -- Open to all new ideas

V -- Voice your viewpoints

E -- Execute with consistency and persistence

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