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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Poway Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area D

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Stan Rodkin

Retired Mechanical Engineer
4,143 votes (26.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restore Poway Unified School District prestige
  • Prioritize school safety
  • Demonstrate conservative management of taxpayer dollars. I am not beholden to any special interest groups



Profession:US Navy consultant on aircraft carriers
Two times Board president, Poway Unified School district — Elected position (not availa–not availa)
US NAVY CONSULTANT ., Naval Air Engineering Laboratory (1956–current)
Member PUSD Board of Education, Poway Unified School District — Elected position (1976–1989)
President.Board of Education Powa Unified School District, Board of Education — Elected position (1979–1979)


Villanova University Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, heat power, stress, vibration theory

Community Activities

Docent USS Midway Museum, AircraftLlaunching systems consultant, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum (2005–current)


Good schoolboardsmanship is like oxygen. It's taken for granted until it's not there. That's the way it is in the PUSD. The people have realized that good boardsmanship is not there anymore and they want it back. I am running as a former PUSD board member who was part of the Board which set the standard for good boardsmanship in the PUSD. I will work hard to raise the the standard of boardsmanship to it's former high level.

I will also demonstrate conservative, prudent stewardship of the taxpayer's dollars and I will break the union stranglehold on the district.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Republican Party of San Diego
  • Captain Pau Austinl USN ret. Naval Aviator,,, Willis King Lt. Col. ret. US Marine corps

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The bloated management structure at PUSD must be reduuced to allow a greater percentage of available funding to flow to the classrooms. I want to see a firm policy of superintendent goal setting by the Board and evaluation of superintendent's accomplishment of these goals.

Student safety must recdeive a higher priority.

I will say ,"no" to any more hiring of highly paid administrators and will fight to reverse the bloating at the top..

I realize that the Board cannot give everybody everthing they want.

I will demonstrate prudent stewardship of the taxpayer dollars. 

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