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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

La Mesa Spring Valley School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Jerry Lecko

12,734 votes (25%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safe school sites with positive, healthy, caring and innovative learning environments.
  • Fiscal responsibility: providing the best educational experience for our children within our financial means with prudent fiscal planning for the future.
  • Recognition, respect and representation for the diversity of district stakeholders: students/parents/families, teachers, school/district support staff and community members.



Profession:Former School Board Member, Architect, Businessman
Member, La Mesa-Spring Valley Board of Education — Appointed position (2013–2014)
Member & Chairman, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Prop. M Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2006–2013)


Cal Poly, Pomona Bachelor of Science, Architecture (1980)

Community Activities

Member, Superintendent's 20/20 Visioning & Planning Advisory Group for the LM-SV School District (2013–2014)
President, La Mesa Middle School PTSA (2005–2007)
Member & Chairman, District Advisory Council (DAC) for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (2000–2007)
Recipient of ROSE Award (Recognized for Outstanding Service to Education, La Mesa-Spring Valley Education Foundation (2007–2007)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • La Mesa-Spring Valley Teachers Association
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley CSEA Chapt. 419 (California School Employees Association)
  • La Mesa ACES (Action Community for Education & Students)

Elected Officials (1)

  • Kristine Allesio, Member-La Mesa City Council

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


Jerry's vision involves respectfully listening to all those concerned about public education for the the children in our community.  The current extreme political discourse we constantly hear and the background party forces at work is hurting our shared interests and values of respect, worth, merit, debate, consideration, opportunity, compromise and vision to improve our community, our children and ourselves as individuals.  Jerry has always been open-minded to consider any idea, comment, or concern with respect and fairness, especially when it comes to giving a child the best opportunities for academic and social success.  The children are our future.

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