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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Alameda Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Gary Lym

Alameda Unified School District Governing Board Member
12,674 votes (26.24%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Implementation of a district wide plan to support mental and emotional wellness at all school sites to ensure student success.
  • Build on our partnership with the Peralta Community College system to offer summer courses to middle and high school students to support their academic plan.
  • Grow our career technical education pathways through our partnership with the College of Alameda



Profession:Retired Accounting Professor
Director of Finace, API (2003–current)
Alameda Unified School District Governing Board Member, Alameda Unified School District — Elected position (2014–current)
Director of Finance / Controller, Alameda Medical Group (1997–2002)
Director of Finance, CS Management (1991–1998)
Adj. Associate Professor of Business, Golden Gate University (1990–1998)


W.P. Carey College of Business, Arizona State University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Finance (1990)
Haas of School of Business, University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting and Finance (1986)

Community Activities

Co-founder, Alameda Vipers Basketball and Volleyball Club (2010–current)
Board of Director, Community of Harbor Bay Isle (2011–current)
Board of Director, Columbia Homeowners Association (1998–current)
School Site Council Member, Encinal High School (2013–2014)
Chair - School Site Council, Lincoln Middle School (2010–2013)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • California School Employee Associations Chap. 27 & Chap. 860

Elected Officials (2)

  • Betty Yee, California State Controller
  • Gray Harris, Alameda County Democratic Party

Individuals (1)

  • Kevin Gorham (2017 AUSD and Alameda County Teacher of the Year)

Videos (4)

— November 1, 2018 Re-Elect Gary Lym For Alameda School Board 2018

Gary is the only candidate that grew up in Alameda public schools and has served both High Schools as a parent volunteer. He knows from experience the struggles of our students because it was his too!

Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018!

— November 1, 2018 Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018

Gary is involved in every level, from the students, parents, teachers and administration. 

“For me, it is a priority to make sure that we find out what the student’s needs are, I mean, we are here to serve you and we are here to make decisions that benefit you.”

— November 1, 2018 Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018

Mental Wellness & Academics go hand in hand! Gary grew up here on the Island and he was constantly bullied up to high school. He survived by socializing with the teachers and he tutored members of the football team. He knew how to survive because of one person in school helped him. This one person gave him ways to avoid conflicts and avoid being bullied.

Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018!

— November 1, 2018 Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018

Alameda Unified School District Math Pathways. Gary Lym received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. At graduation, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Gary’s graduate degree is from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where he was awarded the University Scholarship. As an Accounting Professor, he taught Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Financial Analysis for Business Proposals. He is an accountant and have served as Director of Finance and Controller for several companies and have a strong understanding of budgets and the importance of accountability in our expenditures.

Math is important to him, as he understands how tough it is! He also understands that students need 2 years of math to graduate from our schools. He continues to advocate for the at risk students and champions the equity for all students.

Re-Elect Gary Lym for Alameda School Board 2018!

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