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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Orange County Office of EducationCandidate for Superintendent of Schools

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Al Mijares

Orange County Superintendent of Schools
403,458 votes (100%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • It is my vision that Orange County lead the nation in college and career readiness and success, therefore, I have served with business, community, and local nonprofit groups, especially the PTA, to insure a strong coalition to strengthen our schools.
  • I have worked diligently to assure that our schools are safe from all intruders, including acts of terrorism. Moreover, we have established a strong alliance with law enforcement to enhance school safety and disaster preparedness for all schools.
  • Assure that students are well grounded in the Humanities, especially Civics. Also, we have established a statewide initiative designed to increase kindness and civility in order to protect our first amendment rights.



Profession:Orange County Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent of Schools, Orange County Department of Education (2012–current)
Superintendent of Schools, County of Orange — Elected position (2014–current)
Superintendent of Schools, County of Orange — Appointed position (2012–2014)
Superintendent of Schools, Santa Ana Unified School District — Appointed position (1994–2006)
Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield City School District — Appointed position (1991–1994)


University of Southern California PhD (1987)

Community Activities

Member, Biola University Board of Trustees (2007–current)
Member, The College Board Board of Trustees (2016–current)
Member, Latino Youth Leadership of Orange County Board of Directors (2012–current)
Member, Orange County Business Council Board of Directors (2012–current)
Ex Officio Member, Junior Achievement Board of Directors (2013–current)


I have been a county resident for over twenty years.  My wife Jackie and I have five sons who are all college graduates, and who all attended Orange County schools. I also serve as a trustee for Biola University and The College Board.  As a passionate educator who has served in multiple levels of K-12 and higher education, including three previous superintendencies, I ask for your vote.

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