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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Tracy Unified School District Elementary SchoolsCandidate for Board Member

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Gregory Silva

Incumbent
6,763 votes (21.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote an educational environment that prepares our children for 21st century careers.
  • Ensure Tracy schools are a place where parents feel comfortable sending their children and where all students are safe and able to pursue their aspirations.
  • We must maintain a sound fiscal policy to prevent a state takeover of the district and loss of local control.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Business Person
Trustee, Tracy Unified School District Board of Trustees — Elected position (2010–current)
Regulatory Compliance Consultant, Farmers Insurance (1977–2017)

Education

American Educational Institute Fraud Claim Law Specialist, Insurance Law (2001)
Saint Mary's College Bachelor of Arts, Business Management (1992)
Merced College Associate of Arts, Social Science (1982)

Biography

I have been a member of the Tracy Unified School District Board of Trustees for nearly 8 years and serve on the Budget, Charter School, Facilities Advisory, SJ CSBA, and TAPFFA subcommittees.  Prior to joining the Board I served on the Measure E and S facilities bond oversight committees, the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee, represented IGCG on the Superintendent/Parent Liaison committee.  I was a member of school site Parent Action Committees and a member of the West High School Home Field Advantage Athletic Booster club where I served as public relations chair for a period of time.  Prior to my recent retirement I was employed by a major property and casualty insurance company for over 40 years and served in a wide variety of positions - the last 18 years as a manager in Fraud Investigations and Regulatory Compliance.  I am an Army veteran and 32 year resident of Tracy.  My wife and I have raised three children, all having attended and graduated from TUSD Schools.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Tracy Educators Association

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Education is the inoculation against the ills that inflict society, and I am committed to making Tracy schools an educational environment where students want to learn, teachers want to teach, and parents are confident sending their children.  Our children must be college and career ready and I support college preparation programs as well as non-college paths such as trades, Makers, Coders, and other skilled job programs.  I will continue support for improvement of school site security as well as programs that combat bullying and reach out to students so they do not feel isolated or alone.  We have improved the condition of facilities at every campus in TUSD and I am committed to finishing the job.  We have passed a balanced budget and a fair contract with our teachers so we can attract and hold highly qualified district personnel while maintaining fiscal responsibility.  I have a deep understanding of the issues that confront the school district and have developed relationships to create solutions, not just point out problems.

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