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San Diego Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area D

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Richard Andrew Barrera

Trustee, San Diego Unified School District
282,195 votes (100%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prepare all students for success in their choice of college and/or career, by elminating the achievement gap
  • Invest in our neighborhood schools so that every family believes that their children can receive a top quality education in their own neighborhood
  • Develop a future teacher pipeline so that our teaching force mirrors the demographics of our student body, and so that our current students who want to teach are supported to come back into our schools as educators



Profession:Trustee, San Diego Unified School District
Executive, United Food and Commercial Workers (2016–current)
Board Trustee, San Diego Unified School District — Elected position (2008–current)
Board Member, San Diego Workforce Investment Board — Appointed position (2011–current)


John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Masters in Public Policy, Community Development (1990)
University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts, History (1988)

Community Activities

Executive Board Member, United Way of San Diego County (2013–current)
Board Member, Cesar Chavez Service Club (2010–current)
Steering Committee Member, City Heights Partnership for Children (2012–current)
Board President, Center on Policy Initiatives (2013–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • American Federation of Teachers

Elected Officials (1)

  • Todd Gloria, City Council Member, District 3

Individuals (2)

  • David Valladolid, Parent Institute for Quality Education
  • Sandy Weiner, Past President, McKinley Elementary School PTA

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