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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Ernesto A. Bejarano

Family Services Supervisor
5,952 votes (12.97%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will refocus our board to ensure that quality education is priority number one.
  • I will build transparency and community engagement by making sure that students, parents, and community members are treated with respect and dignity and that their voices are heard.
  • I will enhance safety and student support so that all children feel safe at school and can focus on their education in a healthy learning environment



Profession:Family Services Child Protection Supervisor
Social Work Supervisor - Foster Home Licensing, Santa Clara County (2017–current)
Social Work Supervisor - Visitation and Support, Santa Clara County (2015–2017)
Commissioner, City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2015–2017)
Prevention Program Analyst - Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Santa Clara County (2013–2015)
Commissioner, Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission — Appointed position (2011–2014)
Social Work Coordinator - Quality Improvement, Evaluation, and Analysis, Santa Clara County (2008–2013)
Social Worker - Spanish Speaking Court/ School Based/Family Resource Ctr., Santa Clara County (1996–2008)


Stanford University Certificate, Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (2013)
San Jose State University Master of Social Work, Social Work (2012)
Humboldt State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology (1996)
Humboldt State University Minor, Criminal Justice (1996)

Community Activities

Senior Fellow, Latino Board Leadership Academy - Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (2012–current)
Member, Latino Leadership Alliance (2011–current)
Member, Alum Rock School District PTA/School Site Council/SPARC/Campus Collaborative (2013–current)
Advisor, San José-Evergreen Community College District Chancellor’s Community Advisory Group (2010–current)
Board of Trustees, Center for Employment Training (CET) (2013–2018)


Experience and Accomplishments  
  • Appointed Commissioner, Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission
  • Appointed Commissioner, City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Commission
  • National Board of Directors, Center for Employment Training (CET)
  • Chair Strategic Planning  Committee, CET
  • Co-Chair Audit Committee, CET
  • San José-Evergreen Community College District Chancellor’s Community Advisory Group
  • Alum Rock School District, School Site Council
  • Alum Rock School District, Campus Collaborative
  • Founding Member, Russo Mc-Entee PTA
  • Sheppard Middle School PTA
  • Alum Rock Union School District, Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee
  • Los Dichos Literacy Program, Project Cornerstone, YMCA
  • ASB President, James Lick High School
  • Chair, MEChA, Humboldt State University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Sociology - Minor Degree, Criminal Justice, Humboldt State University
  • Master's Degree, Social Work, San Jose State University
  • Certificate, Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
  • San Jose State University Research Project of the Year Award 2012
  • Senior Fellow Latino Board Leadership Academy
  • Latino Leadership Alliance, Cohort 4
  • Educator - Psycho-Social Education for Children, Youth, and Adults
  • Certified Parent Educator, "Basic Parenting"
  • Certified Parent Educator, "Parenting Without Violence"
  • Certified Parent Educator, "Family Wellness"
  • Certified Facilitator, Men's 52 Week Domestic Violence Program
  • Santa Clara County Youth Program Coordinator - Mayfair Improvement Initiative
  • Child Protection Social Worker
  • Santa Clara County Social Services Agency Evaluation and Analysis Coordinator
  • Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Analyst
  • SEIU 521 Union Steward
  • Grant Writer/Grant Monitor
  • Developer, "Social Work Mentor" Website & Android App

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Alum Rock Educators Association
  • South Bay Labor Council

Elected Officials (1)

  • Kansen Chu - State Assembly District 25

Individuals (1)

  • Ron Gonzales - Former Mayor City of San Jose

Videos (1)

— October 3, 2018 Ernesto Bejarano

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