Meet the Candidate: Nick Bavaro, Empire Union School District board member

October 1, 2009 

Nick Bavaro

Nick Bavaro, candidate for the Empire Union School District. (Steve Kosko / The Modesto Bee)

What is your full, legal name?

Nicholas Bavaro

What name do you prefer be used in print?

Nick

What office do you seek?

Empire Union School District Trustee

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

I'm seeking re-election to the EIUSD Board of Trustees because of my commitment to the children in our community in providing them with an execellent elementary and middle school education that will prepare them for high school and beyond.

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

Safe school environment

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Board president for 5 years. Business owner

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

Employee Group Benefits Advisor

What date were you born and where?

August 26th

What is your spouse's name, if any?

Diane

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

Christina and Eric

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

Stanislaus Union School District, Modesto City Schools, MJC, University of the Pacific BA in economics Unversity of Southern California MPA

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

Appt. By Gov. Wilson California Citizens Compensation Commission 1995-2001

Modesto Planning Commission — 1986 - 89

Modesto Charter Committee 1995

Empire School Board Trustee 2000-present

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

Modesto City Council 1999

MID - 2007

Stanislaus County Treasurer 1994

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

zero

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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