2018 Election: School elections set

County and local boards feature contests

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

Enrique Diaz

Enrique Diaz

Age: 47

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

Tuyen Fiack

Tuyen Fiack

Age: 46

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!

Anisha Munshi

Anisha Munshi

Age: 52

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.

Linda Piceno

Linda Piceno

Age: 66

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

Laura Perry

Laura Perry

Age: 67

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

Edwin Diaz

Edwin Diaz

Age: 64

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.

Walter Glines

Walt Glines

Age: 70

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

Gino Borgioli

Gino Borgioli

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

Claudia Rossi

Claudia Rossi

Age: 50

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

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