Yolo County Board of Education Area 1

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    Maria Grijalva

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    Matt Taylor

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Why are you running for this office?

Age 59
Birthplace (city) Houston, Texas
Residence (city) 2217 Michigan Blvd. WS CA 95691
Campaign telephone (916) 647-2759
Education Master's of educational administration & policy studies eq., CSU Sacramento, 1994; bachelor's degree, psychology, CSU Sacramento, 1992; general building construction certificate, Texas Technical Institution, 1984.
Experience Interpreter/translator, Grijalva Enterprises, 1990-present; director, Latino Info Network nonprofit, 2004-present; program manager, Opening Doors Inc., 2017-18; government analyst, California DMV, 1999-2009.
I am running for Yolo Board of Education to protect public education. Independent charter schools take funds away from public schools. If a car has a flat tire, you don't build a new car, you fix the tire. Help me protect public education.
Age 41
Birthplace (city) San Diego
Residence (city) West Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 538-3714
Campaign email taylor4schools@gmail.com
Education Master's of public policy, Pepperdine University, 2001; bachelor's degree, economics and political science, Linfield College, 1999.
Experience Trustee, Area 1, Yolo County Board of Education, 2014-present; director, Data and Analytics, Fortune School of Education, 2015-present; administrator, Evaluation Research and Analysis, California Department of Education.
I am passionate about all children receiving a high-quality education. I want to use my expertise and knowledge to continue my work of the last 4 years to close achievement gaps and help students transition into meaningful careers.