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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Brea Olinda Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Joseph Covey

Operations Manager/Parent
2,516 votes (18%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsibility- Ensure prudent spending practices so that our schools are safe and well maintained
  • College & Career Pathways- Focus on rigorous curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics
  • Teacher Development- Implement teaching strategies to engage students in 21st Century Learning



Profession:Operations Manager, Parent, Community Leader
Theme Park Operations, DIsneyland Resort (1991–current)


California State University Fullerton Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts Education/ Minor Theatre Management (2002)

Community Activities

President, PTSO Brea Olinda High School (2018–current)
Board Member, Brea Education Foundation (2017–current)
Rotarian, Brea Rotary Club (2017–current)
President, PTA Brea Junior High (2017–2018)
President, PTA (2015–2016)


I am a 21 year Brea Resident and Parent and I have spent the past 9 years working alongside teachers, parents and students in our school district. I have donated time serving as a room dad, safety site council, PTA President for both the elementary, Junior High and now the PTSO President at the High School. I have been attending School Board meetings since 2016 and have educated myself to really know and understand our district. I am currently a board member of the Brea Education Foundation which raises money to support our schools and a proud member of the Brea Rotary. If elected what I can promise is I would be an honest and hard working board member, I would make myself available and listen to the needs of our teachers as they are truly the foundation of our schools. I would make myself available to parents if anyone has questions and concerns as I feel communication is key. Safety is a huge concern to many and I would be fiscally conservative and make sure that our schools are safe and well maintained. Some of our classes in our district are crowded and I would be a board member who would listen and see these issues and do the very best to solve the issue in a timely manner. We need to make sure that we are following through with a master plan for future facility improvements and with that in mind prudent spending practices need to be made. We need current and rigorous curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics preparing our students for college and careers. I ask for your vote so we can work together for the future of our children delivering high-quality education to all students will ensure their future success strengthen our community and preserve home values.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Phillip Chen- Assemblymember, Fifty-Fifth District
  • Carrie Flanders- President, Brea Olinda School Board
  • Cecilia Hupp- Brea CIty Council

Individuals (6)

  • Joe Brookman- Educator, Brea Parent
  • Tina DeLuca Guss- Brea Parent
  • Christian Prezgay- Brea Parent, Finance Executive
  • Michele Jones- Educator, Brea Parent
  • Andrea Barber- Brea Parent & Fuller House Star
  • Chris Becerra- Educator, Brea Parent

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