Meet the Candidate: Doug Bentley, Empire Union School District board member

October 1, 2009 

What is your full, legal name?

Douglas R. Bentley

What name do you prefer be used in print?

Doug Bentley

What office do you seek?

Empire Union School District board member

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

I would like this to be a distinguished district that offers everything academically and vocationally that similar districts in our area offer. Also, my son will be attending the district starting next school year.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

I would like to see a content staff on all levels despite the economic instabilities. A staff where the board members, administration, teachers, and classified employees have mutual respect for one another, and can work toward the common goal of giving students the best education possible.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I was a teacher in this district for more than 12 years, and am already aware of the needs of our students and staff.

Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

I currently have an on-line business, and I substitute teach for the Sylvan Union School District. I lost my position last year due to budget cuts, but am hopeful to get it back next school year.

What date were you born and where?

I was born April 5, 1964 (Does this really have to be printed!?)

What is your spouse's name, if any?

Leeanne Bentley

What are the names and ages of your children, if any?

Eric Bentley, age 4 1/2

Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

CSU Stanislaus/University of San Diego Bachelor of Arts; English. CSU Stanislaus Single Subject English Credential – 1994. CLAD Credential in 1998.

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)

No

Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)

No

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?

With the endorsement of the teachers’ union, I expect the expenses will be approximately $1,500.0 0 - $2,000.00

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.

No

Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.

No

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