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Candidate questionnaire: Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown What office do you seek? Denair Unified School Board of Trustees What is your political party? Republican Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement) Turlock Driving School, behind-the-wheel- driving instructor What date were you born and where? Sept. 14, 1946 Turlock, CA If you have a spouse, what is his or her name? Jim Brown

What are the names and ages of your children, if any? Two daughters, Jaime Brown, 29, and Coree Brown, 27, Both kindergarten teachers and products of the Denair School District, all 13 years Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when. Hilmar High School graduate Modesto Junior College Have you served in the military? If so, please list branch and rank attained. N/A Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title) Denair School Board Trustee, 1988 to present Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title) Same as above Please list up to five professional, social, community, labor or fraternal groups to which you belong. Hilmar Covenant Church, lifetime member Beta Sigma Phi, California School Boards Association, previous member Denair Parents Service Club, charter committee member for DHS Sober Grad Night, various committees in school district.

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Please list the campaign contact information you want made available to the general public in print and online, including a phone number, address and e-mail: N/A Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign? N/A 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.

What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To make a positive difference in the lives of students, making opportunities available and educational needs met. When we are successful in changing the direction of the district for the improvement of students then the satisfaction easily outweighs the difficulties. I want our campus to continue to be safe along with continued communications and continued improvement to make our schools a great place to get an education and be proud of it. I would like our district to build up our programs to keep students in our district.

What will your single most important priority be if you get elected? Continue to make sure tax dollars are wisely spent and offer other equal educational opportunities to our students and I want to do the job to make sure this happens. We need to improve student achievement and plan for continued growth while keeping our district financially sound. What sets you apart from the other candidates? Experience and diligence. I enjoy what I do as a board member. I have the time and commitment. I have the qualities to make a good board member. I have shown proven commitment, leadership and integrity. I am a good listener and I have a love for children to succeed. I enjoy trying to do the best for all of our students.

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