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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Alameda County Board of EducationCandidate for Member, Trustee Area 2

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Marlon L. McWilson

Incumbent
18,999 votes (47.43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Accountability and Stability
  • Improving Education for our underserved population and strengthen the relationship with local district boards
  • Creating new pathways for career planning for our students as they matriculate through our system

Experience

Experience

Profession:Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
Principal Consultant, Infinite Educational Solutions (2010–current)
Trustee, Alameda County Boad of Education — Elected position (2009–current)
Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee — Appointed position (2012–current)

Education

University of California at Berkeley BA, African American Studies (1997)

Community Activities

Founder/Organizer, Community Giving Foundation/McWilson Friends and Family Giving Network (1997–current)

Biography

I’m passionate about education and pledge to keep student well-being and fiscal responsibility at the forefront of my work on the Board.

 

As your Boardmember, my priorities have been to close the achievement gap, deliver quality education to our incarcerated youth, establish better communication between the county and our school districts, and ensure efficient delivery of services with prudent fiscal management.

 

I’ve worked with local districts to help them meet the requirement to provide equal education to all students and led a Board Task Force focused on closing the achievement gap in our schools.

 

For 23 years, I’ve actively educated and mentored youth from my work as a teen director for the Boys and Girls Club to helping student athletes at my alma mater University of California, Berkeley. I’ve worked in Oakland schools as a teacher, and after seeing that my students needed more than books, I founded an organization that has fed more than 23,000 families during the holidays.

 

Our students need and deserve a committed representative. I’ll continue working with local districts, community organizations, faculty, staff and families to pursue programs that serve all of our students. I respectfully ask for your vote.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Building and Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Alameda County Central Labor Council
  • Democratic Party

Organizations (3)

  • Alameda County Teachers Association (ACTA)
  • California School Employees Association ALCO 615
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

Elected Officials (3)

  • County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • Fmr. Assembly member Sandre' Swanson
  • Assembly member Rob Bonta

Individuals (3)

  • Bill Harrison, Fremont Mayor
  • Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of CA Board of Equalization
  • Aisha Knowles, President of the Alameda County Board of Education

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