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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Lodi Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Gary Knackstedt

Retired Teacher/Athletic Director
3,158 votes (38.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Student sucess is the single most important goal of any educational endeavor. All decions must be framed with student sucess in mind.
  • I would like to see a greater, positive communication link between the board, district, teachers, and parents.
  • I would like to see more opportunities in voacational and career readiness programs.



Profession:Retired Teacher/Athletic Director
High School Teacher, Lodi Unified School District (1972–2009)


National Interscholastic Athletic Adminstrators Association Certitified Athletic Administrator (CAA), athletic administration (2007)
San Jose State College Standard Teaching Credential, education (1972)
San Jose State College Bachelor of Science (B.S.), business education (1971)

Community Activities

Board Member, Giving Opprotunities To Kids (GOTKIDS) (2012–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Lodi Education Association
  • San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee
  • Harry S. Truman Club of San Joaquin

Organizations (2)

  • Young Democrates of San Joaquin
  • Evolve California

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