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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Berkeley Unified School DistrictCandidate for School Director

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Julie Sinai

Non-Profit Executive
30,055 votes (25.86%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Every student graduates with the skills and competencies needed to pursue their education and career path.
  • Recruit and retain the best teachers and staff with heightened attention to math, science, technology, language arts and career education.
  • Ensure financial strength, accountability and transparency.



Profession:Non-Profit Executive/Policy & Strategic Planner
Chief Strategy Officer, LifeLong Medical Care (2017–current)
Commissioner, City of Berkeley Children, Youth and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)
Vice President, Policy & California Initiatives, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) (2015–2017)
Director, North & East Bay College and Career Consortium, Contra Costa College District (2014–2015)
Commissioner, City of Berkeley Sugar Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts (aka Soda Tax Commission) — Appointed position (2014–2015)
Director, Local Government & Community Relations, University of California, Berkeley (2012–2014)
Director, Berkeley School Board — Appointed position (2013–2014)
Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of Berkeley (2003–2011)


University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration, Concentration in Organizational Development (2004)



As a long-time Berkeley resident, parent of two BUSD graduates, and experienced policymaker, I pledge to ensure all Berkeley students graduate ready to take charge of their education, their career, and their future. Preparing students for today’s world requires a full-throated commitment to literacy, math, science, technology and career exploration. For 30 years I’ve demonstrated passionate, results-oriented leadership in nearly every arena impacting our children’s lives - child development, K-12, afterschool care, Higher Education, healthcare and employment services, the Berkeley School Board (appointed 2013-2014) and City of Berkeley Mayor’s Office (2003-2011).

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