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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Los Alamitos Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Jeffrey I. Barke

Governing Board Member, Los Alamitos Unified School District
9,577 votes (24.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • School Safety and Security
  • Academic Excellence
  • Fiscal Responsibility



Profession:Primary Care Physician
Co-Founder Personal Care Physicians, Personal Care Physicians (2003–current)
Governing Board Member, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Los Alamitos Unified School District — Elected position (2006–current)


University of California, Irvine Medical Doctor - MD degree from U.C. Irvine, I am a Board Certified Family Practice Physician (1990)

Community Activities

Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Orange County Sheriff's Department (2005–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sandra Hutchens, Orange County Sheriff
  • Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor
  • Kelly Jones, Los Al High School Honors English Teacher

Elected Officials (11)

  • Tony DeMarco, President Rossmoor Community Service District
  • Mike Varipapa, Mayor Seal Beach
  • Ellery Deaton, Mayor Pro Tem Seal Beach
  • Thomas Moore, City Council Seal Beach
  • Mark Chirco, City Council Los Alamitos
  • Richard Murphy, City Council Los Alamitos
  • Meg Cutuli, Los Alamitos School Board Trustee
  • Dave Boyer, Los Alamitos School Board Trustee
  • Troy Edgar, Mayor Los Alamitos
  • Warren Kusumotos, Mayor Pro Tem Los Alamitos
  • Shelley Hasselbrink, City Council Los Alamitos

Individuals (14)

  • Bev Houghton, President Rossmoor Homeowners Association
  • Theresa Sherrin, Founder Precious Life Shelter
  • Rob Wigod, CIF Commissioner
  • Tom Stretz, Executive Director of the Youth Center (FMR)
  • Seth Eaker, Seal Beach Citizen of the Year (FMR)
  • Rachel Gooch, 20 + year Los Alamitos District Volunteer
  • John Osborn, Business Owner, US Army Reserve (Ret)
  • Georgie and Felix Tulay, Owners Yucatan Grill Seal Beach
  • Dave Carlson, Los Alamitos High School Teacher of the Year
  • Noreen Curry, Hopkinson Elementary School Teacher
  • Cathy Larson, Teacher and Rossmoor Community Member
  • Anne Vida, Los Alamitos High School Parent Association President (FMR)
  • Jody Roubanis, Parent Association Council Parliamentarian
  • Dave Appling, Griffin Football Foundation

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Los Alamitos Unified School District - A World Class Education


Los Alamitos Unified School District is one of the best school districts in the country.

School Safey, Academic Excellence, and Fiscal Responsibility

Los Alamitos Unified School District is considerd one of the top discticts in the country:

  • We are only 1 of 4 districts in the country to be named to the AP Honor Roll 7 years in a row.
  • We were named by News Week as being in the top 1% of high schools in the country.
  • We have a high school graduation rate of over 98% and over 90% enrollment in post secondary education.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in California on State Assesments
  • Elemenarty Consistnetly Ranked Number 1 in Orange County on State Assesments
  • We have had 93 National Merit Schollars in the last 5 years.
  • We are one of the few districts in Orange County to maintain small class size of 24:1 in K-3 and 32:1 in 4-12
  • 6-time National Champion Show Choir
  • 160+ Division 1 Scholar Athletes in the last 5 years
  • 277+ Sunset League and 19+ CIF Championships
  • World Champion Cheer Team
  • National Champion Song Team
  • Every school recognized as an award winning school
  • Over 15 vocaional/career offering at the high school including Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Responder, Sports Medicine, Digital Video Production, Principles of Engineering, American Sign Language and many more.
  • Over 50 student led clubs

It has been an honor for me to serve on the School Board. I am proud of the accomplishments of this district. 

I have a proven track record of succes and look forward to building upon this record.

My platform for the next year:

  • School Safety- We have impemented significan safety measures earning Los Alamitos Director of Safety the Distiguished Safe Schools Award for 2018. Orange County Sheriff Hutchens has said "Making schools safe should be a priority. Jeff Barke and Diana Hill have led the way to make Los Alamitos a model distict in Orange County.
  • Academic Excellence - We have a record of outsatnding success. I will bulid on this by increasing our rich course offereing not just to the top students but for all students to have an unparralled opportunity. 

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