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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Orange Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5

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Kris Erickson

35,044 votes (53%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We must address declining enrollment, which impacts the resources we have available to tackle issues such as class size and implementing innovative programs.
  • We must create a functional school board that puts students' success as its top priority and deserves the confidence of the public.
  • We need to ensure that OUSD is fiscally responsible with Measure S dollars and they are spent on projects the voters intended.



As a product of OUSD and parent who sent my children to OUSD schools, I know the importance of strong public schools that reflect our community's values. I care deeply about our community and am passionate about building a functional school board that's ethical, transparent, and puts students first. We must be diligent about protecting our students, ensuring responsible fiscal policy, and building strong schools which protect our investments in our homes and community. 


As a parent leader at multiple levels in OUSD for over 15 years, I've developed a clear understanding of the challenges we face. My varied experience as a parent, local homeowner and business owner, leader in education-oriented organizations, and advocate for students make me the ideal person to meet those challenges.


I'm committed to listening to all perspectives to work toward our common goal of maximizing student achievement.  I have the heart of a parent and volunteer, the mind of an attorney, and the fiscal stewardship of a successful small businessperson and would be honored to serve as your Trustee.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California School Employees Association
  • Orange Unified Education Association
  • Orange Unified Classified School Employees Association

Organizations (5)

  • California School Employees Association
  • Orange Unified Education Association
  • Orange County Labor Federation
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Women in Leadership

Elected Officials (12)

  • Congressman Lou Correa
  • OUSD Trustee Kathy Moffat
  • OUSD Trustee Andrea Yamasaki
  • Former OUSD Trustee, Orange City Council-member Kim Nichols
  • Former OUSD Trustee and Board President Russell Barrios
  • Former OUSD Trustee Lissa Smith
  • Former OUSD Trustee Mark Wayland
  • Anaheim Library Board Member Claudia Perez-Figueroa
  • City of Walnut Council-member Andrew E. Rodriguez
  • Ocean View School District Trustee Gina Clayton-Tarvin
  • Former Orange City Council-member Dan Slater
  • Former OUSD Trustee and Board President Barry Resnick

Individuals (6)

  • Linda Horist, 2014 California Teacher of the Year
  • OUSD Superintendent Mike Christensen (Retired)
  • Joe Greenwald former co-chair Community Advancement for Renovation in Education (C.A.R.E.)
  • Christina Kendler Former Chair Community Advancement for Renovation in Education (C.A.R.E.)
  • Aaron Jacoby, Former Co-Chair Community Advancement for Renovation in Education (C.A.R.E.)
  • Lauren Johnson-Norris, Irvine Community Services Commissioner

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