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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Pacific Grove Unified School DistrictCandidate for Governing Board Member

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Jon Walton

Technology Director/Parent
4,073 votes (24.64%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Great education for our kids.
  • Support for our teachers.
  • Good partnership between the Board, Administration, Teachers, and Parents.



Profession:Director of Technology
Chief Information Officer, County of San Mateo (2012–current)
Chief Information Officer, County of San Mateo — Appointed position (2012–current)
Acting Chief Information Officer, City of San Francisco — Appointed position (2006–2012)


Humboldt State University Bachelors of Science, Natural Resources Planning (1992)

Community Activities

Board Member, BayRICS JPA (2017–current)
Treasurer, SAMCAT JPA (2016–current)


As a child growing up I lived all over the country which has enabled me to see the world through the eyes of many different regions and cultural viewpoints.   My family and I have lived on the Monterey Pennisula for the past 22 years.  I have a BS in Science from Humboldt State University and I have worked as a technology leader as a public servant for 20 years.  Our sons are both students at PGUSD and we are very involved in volunteer school activities.    

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Pacific Grove Unified School District is renowned on the Monterey Peninsula, and we are very fortunate to have some of the best teachers in the area.  My family and I have been long time residents of the area, volunteers at the schools, and have two sons currently attending school in PGUSD. With 25 years of experience as the Director of Technology working in city and county government, I feel that I could assist the district with some of the challenges it is currently facing.  Having directed hundreds of staff, successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets, and worked for many years with various unions, I believe I can offer the PGUSD Board a fresh perspective that encourages transparency, communication, and partnership.  With your support I look forward to working with the administration, teachers, parents, and community to create a dynamic and engaging education for the students.   I would be honored if you would support this vision with your vote. 

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