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    Dereck Counter

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    Susan Halldin

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    Mark Klang

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    Rick Miller

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    Tami Seigal

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Why are you running for this office?

Age 46
Birthplace (city) Ft. Hood, Texas
Residence (city) Rocklin
Campaign address 829 Spur Ct
Campaign telephone (916) 259-1833
Campaign email dereck.counter@gmail.com
Education Master's of business administration, California Lutheran University, 2005; bachelor's degree, manufacturing engineering, CSU Long Beach, 1996.
Experience Board member, Rocklin Pony Youth Baseball, 2013-present; member, Sunset Ranch PTC/Coyote Dads 2013-17; board member, Whitney junior football/cheer, 2014-present; engineer, Quest Diagnostics, 2009-present.
I will face challenges head-on bringing teachers, students, parents, administrators and the school board together. We need to communicate together and recommit to solutions that are best for students of Rocklin. You can count on me. CountOnCounter
Age 57
Birthplace (city) Whittier
Residence (city) Rocklin
Campaign telephone (916) 412-7617
Campaign email SusanHalldin@gmail.com
Education Master's of business administration, Yale University, 1991; bachelor's degree, accounting, CSU-Fullerton, 1984.
Experience Trustee, Rocklin USD, 2014-present; parent/volunteer, Rocklin schools, 2002-14; member, Rocklin Independent Charter Academy Site Council, 2013-15; graduate, Leadership Rocklin, 2014; small-business owner, 1999-present; Certified Public Accountant.
While Rocklin’s schools are highly rated, we need to continue to improve so that we help each child reach their full potential. I will continue to partner with teachers and parents, encourage innovation and ensure school safety is a top priority.
Age 57
Birthplace (city) Columbus
Residence (city) Rocklin
Campaign telephone (916) 632-1587
Education Bachelor's degree, political science, University of Florida, 1983; Air Force ROTC, commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in U.S. Air Force, 1983.
Experience Business development executive for a US defense contractor; retired Air Force officer, flew B-52 strategic bomber and RF-4 tactical reconnaissance fighter, assigned to Air Staff at the Pentagon; trustee, Rocklin School Board, 2000-04.
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I'm concerned about school safety. A poll was conducted asking students if they thought an active shooter could come on campus. 70% who participated in this poll said it is not a question of if, but when. The school board has ignored this issue.
Age 50
Birthplace (city) Redwood City
Residence (city) Rocklin
Campaign telephone (916) 435-3097
Campaign email rick@rick4rocklin.com
Education Bachelor's degree, government, CSU Sacramento, 1991.
Experience Partner/owner, education policy firm, 2010-present; deputy state superintendent, CA Dept. of Ed., 2002-10; deputy state superintendent, U.S. Dept. of Ed., 1993-98; private sector, Microsoft Corp., 1999-2002.
As a parent of two RUSD students and the husband of a speech therapist at Rocklin Elementary, I’m running because I have spent almost my entire career in public education and feel I can best give back to our community through service on the board.
Age 37
Birthplace (city) Carmichael
Residence (city) Rocklin
Campaign telephone (510) 710-1609
Campaign email tamiseigal@gmail.com
Education Bachelor’s degree, political science, UC Berkeley, 2011.
Experience Community organizer, lead organizer for March for Our Lives, Placer County, 2018; president, Cobblestone Elementary Site Council, Rocklin USD, 2017-18; volunteer, LCAP Committee and Language Immersion Committee, RUSD, 2018.
I want to continue my involvement at RUSD and support its overall direction as a progressive, high-achieving district. I am encouraged by teachers, parents, friends and family who continue to support my campaign and by the values we all share.