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Bill Perkins, Candidate for Capistrano Unified School District Board

Former Costa Mesa Planning Commission now aiming for the CUSD Board of Trustees.

General Information

Name : Mr. William "Bill" Perkins
Also known as : Bill
Age: -1
Place of residence: Aliso Viejo

Education

College

Attended college: Yes
College: California State University, Fullerton
Degree: Political Science
Year of graduation: 2005

Grad school

Employment Information

Job titles held: NA
Employers: iPayables

Political Information

Party affiliation: Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: CUSD Board of Trustees
Chamber/district: Trustee Area 5
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : Costa Mesa Planning Commission 2001-2007 (appointed not elected)
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Costa Mesa City Council 2000, 2002, Aliso Viejo City Council 2010

Party HQ

Address


URLs

Website : billperkins4cusd.com
Facebook : Bill Perkins 4 CUSD

shelly September 19, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Capo Mom, Bill Perkins himself states that it is required to have a solid understanding of education issues. Does he have them. Can you are Mr. Perkins or anyone answer the question without putting anyone down?
fact checker September 19, 2012 at 03:59 PM
To answer the question above, you misunderstand the premise behind Prop H. Although only the voters in each district elect a trustee, that trustee will take an oath of office to represent every constituent. This allows candidates to run in an area where they are known and where they may have a better understanding of their local schools. It also gives candidates with small financial resources an opportunity to meet with and inform the constituents from their area. Once they are elected they will be responsible for understanding the district wide issues while giving input from their individual area. That way one area cannot dominate decision making. It is the most local version of how we govern in this country. Mr. Perkins hasn't informed the voters from his area in this questionnaire which is a shame because it was a good opportunity to do so. How will voters know his background and understanding of educational issues if he doesn't tell them? Voting against someone isn't enough. Mr. Perkins you still have the opportunity and I encourage you to answer the question about your understanding of educational issues.
Capo mom September 20, 2012 at 05:28 AM
You have it almost right, fact checker. A constituent is someone who can vote for an elected official, the populace to whom the official is politically accountable. Post measure H, a trustee's constituency is limited to his or her area, not the entire district. We got to see how this local representation worked for the families attending Barcelona. Local control didn't work out so well for them.
Kindergarden Dad October 04, 2012 at 11:48 PM
My son started kindergarden this year and I wanted to see who I should vote for, doing the research to find out. My sons school is very run down, paint peeling off the walls, landscape looks like crap, teachers seem tainted and not involved, too many kids, exc... I think the teachers unions are probably at least 50% to blame for this. Im leaning towards Bill Perkins who might not only be working for the unions.
shelly October 05, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Kindergarden Dad, What school is this? Paint peeling off the walls? Where? What local elementary school. Teachers tainted and not involved? Where? So what experience does Bill Perkins have that is making you lean his way?

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