Meet the Candidate: Ron Peterson, School Board Riverbank Unified School District

10/01/2009 1:39 PM

10/06/2009 6:57 PM

What is your full, legal name?

Ronald E Peterson

What name do you prefer be used in print?


What office do you seek?

School Board Riverbank Unified School District

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

To continue the progress we have been making in the RUSD

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

To continue to strive for excellence in the RUSD

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

36 years in education as a high school history instructor

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

Retired high school history teacher. Taught at Riverbank High 1969-1985 and Turlock High 1985-2005

What date were you born and where?

Berkeley, California 1947

What is your spouse's name, if any?

Rose Arm Peterson We've been married 39 years

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

Kirk Peterson 36, Todd Peterson 32

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

Chabot Jr. College, Humboldt State University B.A., Humboldt State University Masters Degree

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

Yes, School Board Riverbank Unified School District 2005-2009

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

Yes, see above answer

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

Very little, possibly a few signs

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.


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.


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