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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Solano County Board of EducationCandidate for Member, Trustee Area 6

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Judith Ruggiero-Ferrara

RETIRED CLASSROOM TEACHER
8,689 votes (39.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • - MAKE SURE TEACHERS HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO TEACH, THAT STUDENTS HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO LEARN, AND THAT PARENTS ARE ENGAGED IN THE LEARNING PROCESS BY MAKING COMMUNICATION A PRIORITY.
  • - SCHOOL SAFETY, CAREER TECH EDUCATION, AND CURRICULUM DRIVEN FOR A 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY
  • -FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND OVERSIGHT

Experience

Experience

Profession:RETIRED CLASSROOM TEACHER
Secondary Teacher, Travis Unified School District (2007–2017)

Education

University of California at Davis Teaching Credential addition, Secondary English Language Arts (2010)
University of California at Davis School of Education Masters of Education (MAe), Education (2008)
University of California at Davis California Teaching Credential in Social Science, Secondary Education (2007)
University of California at Davis Double Baccalaureate Degrees, Political Science/International Relations & Sociology of Law (2006)

Biography

Education really can be the great equalizer – creating opportunities for young people, new jobs and a thriving economy. It’s our investment in a stronger future.

 I’m a product of Solano County’s public schools -- Including UC Davis' undergraduate program and graduate programs. I’ve raised my kids in these schools and taught right here in the sixth district at Vaca Peña Middle School as a Student Teacher; I've also subsequently taught at Fairfield and Armijo High Schools as a summer session teacher, Golden West Middle School, and Vanden High School. I understand what it takes to build a strong educational system that produces students to be prepared for a 21st century economy.

 Educating our young people is a partnership. As your representative, I’ll make sure teachers have the tools they need to teach, that students have the tools they need to learn, and that parents are engaged in the process by making communication a priority. I’ll also work with community organizations to create programs that connect students with mentors and career training.

 I’ll push for more transparency and accountability, ensuring our tax dollars are going directly into classrooms. I’ll also focus on school safety, so students have a safe route to and from schools and while on campus.

 Working together, we can give our young people a solid foundation. I hope you’ll join me. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @BULLDOGJUDI or visit me at VoteJudi.com if you have questions.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor
  • Supervisor John Vasquez
  • C.C. & Regina Yin

Organizations (5)

  • Jim McCully: Northwest Regional Vice Chairman for the California GOP
  • Solano County Republican Committee
  • Chad Azevedo - Vacaville Fire Department Captain
  • Allyson Rude Azevedo Travis Education Center Principal
  • Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy -- Becca Hintz

Elected Officials (12)

  • Jay Yerkes
  • Former County Supervisor Mike Reagan
  • Sheriff Thomas Ferrara
  • Assemblyman for the 11th District Jim Frazier
  • Vacaville Vice Mayor Mitch Mashburn
  • Solano County Supervisor (4th District) John Vasquez
  • Amy Sharp Solano County Board of Education Trustee Area 2
  • Vacaville City Councilman Ron Rowlett
  • Dixon City Councilman Steve Bird
  • Former Dixon Mayor Jack Bachelor
  • Vacaville Unified School District Trustee Tracee Stacy
  • Solano County Assessor Mark Tonnesen

Individuals (58)

  • Gena Poole
  • Amanda Cooper Greene
  • Shannon Jacobs
  • Nicole Marino
  • Andrea Borges
  • Curtis Thompson
  • Lucilia Vanderlaan
  • Michael McKinnon
  • Douglas Nicholson
  • Candice Kane
  • Katelyn Looney
  • Kymber Azevedo
  • Tim Anderson
  • Jon D. Nelson
  • Kevin Miller
  • Lisa Scott
  • Alyssa Phenix
  • Tony and May Onisko
  • Lanissa Belk
  • Monica Davis
  • Danyela Reina
  • Dan Greco
  • Shane Castro
  • Marya Martinez
  • Denise Wilson
  • Thomas Brady
  • Trisha Carr
  • Hailey Agnitsch
  • Burgandi Jay Heron
  • Greg Bozeman
  • Brooke Palestini
  • Jabari Scott
  • Laura Cole
  • Miranda Ermitano
  • Melanie Raymond
  • Vance Mason
  • Chance Ziegenhagen-Silva
  • Brianna Willia
  • Michelle Carnahan
  • McKenzie Lawrenz
  • Kenneth Stockton
  • Sandy Morgan
  • Travis Morgan
  • Karen Stockton
  • Haley Lym
  • Rodney Jones
  • Troy Gates
  • Nick Warner: Warner and Pank
  • Curtis and Susie Stocking
  • Betty Plowman
  • Tamara Hansen
  • Mary Centeno
  • Vanden Vikings Girls Basketball Head Coach Allison Johnson
  • Stacey Spiegel
  • Britany Johnson
  • Retired LE David Hoen
  • John Olp
  • United States Air Force Lt. Col. Don Ryan

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

FOCUSED ON SUCCESS FOR ALL

As your Solano County School Board Representative,  I would focus on these key areas: SCHOOL SAFETY, CAREER TECH EDUCATION, CURRICULUM DRIVEN FOR A 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY, and, FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY 

PROVEN EXPERIENCE

I’m a product of Solano County’s public schools. I’ve raised my three children in the Solano County school system and taught right here in the sixth district for 11 years.  I understand what  it takes to build a strong educational system that produces students prepared for a 21st century economy. I am an advocate for children in the classroom, and I have spent decades serving as a an Advocate for both Crime Victims and a Hereditary Cancer Survivors.  I’m a wife, mother, and an educator who is passionate about the exceptional future of our most precious resource – our children.

 EDUCATION IS A PARTNERSHIP

Educating our young people is a partnership. As your representative, I’ll make sure teachers have the tools they need to teach, students have the tools they need to learn, and parents are engaged in the process by making communication a priority.

 WORKING HARD FOR YOU

I’ll push for more transparency and accountability, ensuring our tax dollars are going directly into classrooms. I’ll also focus on school and campus safety; and make sure students have safe routes to and from school.  Working together, we can give our young people a solid foundation. 

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