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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Fresno County Board of Education Trustee Area 1Candidate for Member, Trustee Area 1

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Kimberly Tapscott-Munson

Retired School Librarian
12,253 votes (35.73%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Early Childhood Developement
  • Career anf College Ready Students



Profession:Retired, School Librarian
Library Media Technician, III, Fresno Unified School District (1998–2018)
Meter Reader, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (1996–1999)
Administrative Secretary, Guarentee Finanical Real Estate (1992–1996)
Legal Secretary, Cone & Motsenbocker Attorney at Law (1992–1992)
Administrative Assistant, Mutual of New York (1989–1991)


Fresno Unified School District Certificate, ParaProfessional Social Emotional Competency (2012)
Fresno Pacific College Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts (2011)
Fresno City College Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts (2010)
Fresno City College Associates in Science, Library Technology (2010)
Fresno City College Certification of Achievement, Library Technology (2005)

Community Activities

Community Advocate, Community (2008–current)



My name is Kimberly Tapscott-Munson, I am 54 years old. I am running for School Trustee for Area 1. I believe it is time to repair the ladder of opportunity for more of our students. I am proud to say that I am a mother and a wife. I am a proud graduate of a local public schools. As a Retired School Librarian, I have fought on the frontlines for our kids and their parents. I know first-hand the challenges our students are met with every day. I have connected students with scholarships to ensure college affordability, brought in professional speakers to discuss career pathways in agriculture, technology, medicine, law enforcement and military service. I have delivered for our students and parents. This is the approach I will bring as your School Board member. I will fight for better schools, early learning, student success, jobs, and job training. I'll defend parents' rights and lead the fight for safe and clean drinking water in our schools and I will work every day to keep our kids safe. Please join me. Thank you for your consideration.


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (9)

  • Central Labor Council
  • Madera County Democratic Central Committee
  • Fresno County Democratic Women's Club
  • National Womens Political Caucus
  • Latina Democrat Club
  • Fresno Stonewall Democrats
  • Progressive PAC
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action (B.W.O.P.A.)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 701

Elected Officials (6)

  • Hon. Hank Hendrix, Washington Union Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Hon. Terry Cox, Central Unified School Dtsrict Board of Trustees
  • Hon. Cynthia Sterling, Former Councilmember City of Fresno, District 3
  • Hon. Miguel Arias, State Center Community College District Trustee, Area 5
  • Hon. Felipe Perez, Mayor of Firebaugh, CA.
  • Hon. Cal Johnson, Fresno Unified School District Board of Trustees

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


I truly believe that through education, we can uplift our communities.


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