The final ballots have been set for the Nov. 6 elections for county and local boards of education.
Here are the local candidates at a glance:
Gilroy Unified School District
Board of Education
Family: Wife, CHS English teacher; daughter, CHS sophomore; son, second year at MIT; nephew, Fresno CC
Current occupation: Computer engineer, formerly with Apple Inc.
Campaign slogan: “Our most urgent and pressing question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” —MLK
Family: Husband works for SCC Probation Department’s Juvenile Division; son, age 21, and daughter, age 15 (student at Gilroy HS)
Current occupation: Executive director for Silicon Valley FACES, nonprofit that builds inclusive communities free of bias, bigotry and violence through educational programs in schools.
Campaign slogan: Our students, Our future, Our responsibility. Let’s do it together!
Family: My husband and I have two daughters, and both have attended Gilroy Unified schools from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Current Occupation: Director of human resources. Worked for GUSD from 2002 to 2016 and served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.
Family: Two adult sons, attended GUSD K-12
Previously held elected or appointed office: GUSD school board incumbent
Current occupation: Retired in 2007 after 32 years with GUSD
Past political campaigns: 2014 GUSD
Gavilan Community College Joint District
Board of Trustees
Trustee Area 1
Family: Two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild
Previously held elected or appointed office: Member of the Gavilan College Board of Trustees since November,1992.
Current occupation: Attorney, family law
Past political campaigns: Gavilan College Board of Trustees. Consistently elected since. Candidate for State Assembly in 2000. (Unsuccessful in the primary)
Trustee Area 3
Family: Wife of 42 years, Delia, and two adult daughters, Danielle and Brianna
Current occupation: Retired after 35-year career in public education. Held positions of teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent of both Gilroy and Pasadena Unified school districts.
Family: Wife Kim Matt; son Ben Glines; grandchildren Adyson, Gavin and Brayden
Previously held elected or appointed office: Two four-year terms as Gavilan College trustee from Gilroy area
Current occupation: Retired after nearly 40 years working in various jobs at local newspapers. Jobs included MH Times executive editor; Dispatch city editor, sports editor/writer, news editor, education writer; circulation director, advertising representative
Past political campaigns: Measure H (Smart Growth, one of the founders)
Campaign slogan if applicable: Faster, Faster, Faster
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Board of Education
Trustee Area 7
Family: Married with two sons and a daughter who all graduated from MHUSD schools, and grandson attending Britton Middle School
Previously held elected or appointed office: MHUSD Trustee 2014
Current occupation: Retired business consultant, 30 years of high tech with last 10 years in financial industry
Past political campaign: MHUSD 2014
Campaign slogan: A Champion For Our Kids
Family: Mother of Two
Previously held elected or appointed office: MHUSD Trustee 2010-2014 and SCCOE Board 2014-present
Current Occupation: Registered nurse
Past political campaigns: MHUSD, SCCOE