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Foothill-De Anza board faces contested race

Original post made on Aug 6, 2016

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees often sits out during the November general election, but that won't be the case this year. Although the elected body has had just one contested election in the last 10 years, as many as six candidates could be in the running for the three seats up for election this year.

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Posted by Any issues?
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

What are the issues that separate the candidates? Don't tell us you are running for personal fame and fortune or the old " to give back to the community" stuff. How about this: Tell us what proportion of students in the district are "out-of-state" (including foreign students) such that the district gets more money to soend or squander.

Posted by Margaret Goodman
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

I'm impressed with Peter Landsberger's positions described on his website You'll also notice that an added strength is he is endorsed by management, staff, and students. He is a good listener and a problem solver. He has a track record of bringing stakeholders together in common ground. This isn't just a political stepping stone position for Mr. Landsberger, but like teachers, librarians,and clergy it's a life long mission of service for the public good. I'm a supporter!

Posted by Paula Noonan
a resident of another community
on Aug 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Peter Landsberger has had a career with community colleges that involves true leadership. Community colleges have many people to whom they need to bring quality - students, citizens, faculty, accrediting institutions, hiring businesses. Landsberger has guided four community college systems through the process of developing relevant education for students going on to careers, to colleges, and to universities. His commitment included his own daughters who started their higher education in the community college system. The California Community College Board recognized Landsberger's leadership when they appointed him to guide the Compton Community Colleges to a financially stable foundation. His experience and insight into the positive role these institutions play in contributing to community prosperity can take Foothills-DeAnza to the highest levels.

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