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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

fact checker September 16, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I will borrow the immortal words spoken about another candidate who compared himself to someone completely out of his league: This man, sir, is no Abraham Lincoln!
Kathleen K September 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I wonder if Bill Perkins lack of response to the valid questions posed here on the Patch is because he is waiting for someone like Ken Maddox to jump to his defense. Ken Maddox, who continues to hide behind a fake name, and give his input on matters despite the disgrace and humiliation he suffered when he was recalled from the CUSD board. Ken Maddox, who has again changed the job title he gave himself, and still hides behind his own lies. Just a thought.
Sharon Y. September 16, 2012 at 08:26 PM
The poster who is named Kathleen K has a ax to grind with Ken and clearly is a union troll and a Prithchard supporter. Pritchard has a voting record that reflects his greatest concern is employee compensation. From the website and a few conversations I have had with Mr. Perkins his main concern is the student and will be a voice for the students and taxpayers. As a voter it is up to you what is your priority employee compensation or students Oh and all the Pritchard lovers don't bother, until prithchard stands up and explains why he shut down the union contract and budget discussions I could care less what any of you say!
Kathleen K September 16, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Talk about getting off track Sharon Y. My comments were about Ken Maddox, not the union or Pritchard. You may want to channel your anger in the correct direction, and remember who you are attacking.
Sharon Y. September 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Look in the mirror Kath- this is a article about Bill but you attack Ken yet again. If I were Ken I would get a restraining order against you. Never have I seen more personal attacks in my life, you clearly have serious issues controlling your anger. I will repeat if employee compensation is your first priority vote Pritchard If you want a TT to put the needs of students first vote Bill Perkins The choice is clear!
fact checker September 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Sharon I see nothing on his website stating what he would do about the financial challenges facing the trustees. He does say he support transparency but isn't transparent about his solutions. He offers none.
Green Mavin September 16, 2012 at 11:43 PM
I just clicked over to Bill Perkins web site too. His links do not work. So there is no way to see where he stands on the issues or his experience and qualifications. It sounds like he needs more than Sharon Y shilling for him on Patch. He needs a web master, and a platform.
Sharon Y. September 17, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Green and Kath, Keep trying to move the argument away from the Pritchard failings all day long. I notice Gary has a very empty webpage but what he does have is a voting record that reflects his first priority....employee compensation. Again voters if students are your first priority vote for Bill Perkins!
fact checker September 17, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Again Sharon, what would Bill do? The voters won't know if he doesn't tell them.
Capo mom September 17, 2012 at 02:51 AM
It seems like the union's incumbents have negative coat tails. http://sanclemente.patch.com/articles/jim-dahl-says-his-tie-to-john-alpay-cost-him-conservative-endorsement#comment_4731393
MayMom September 17, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I have gone to his site to see more about him. You can find his platform and who endorses him. I have also looked into the other races he has run in. He has never won an election and has only been appointed to positions. He doesn't have children (or didn't list any). I have done my research on Mr. Perkins. I don't think he would be the best person for this job.
shelly September 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Penny, Why are people allowed to call each other names, like troll, on Patch.
shelly September 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Sharon Y., Calling someone a troll is a personal attack.
shelly September 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM
What are his qualifications to be on the school board?
Capo Parent September 18, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Only if you want an incompetent union lover who has driven CUSD into the ground. Who gives back $20 million to employee groups wen you're facing a multi million dollar deficit? Answer, Pritchard. On his very best days he has been dismal.
Capo Parent September 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Kathleen K What is it with you and your "Fatal Attraction" with Ken Lopez? It is very bizarre and creepy.
Capo Parent September 18, 2012 at 08:14 PM
That's the question many asked about Pritchard and I'llpay. We now know the answer, they have none unless wasting millions of dollars, putting our kids second and sniffling debate are deemed worthwhile qualifications.
shelly September 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Bill Perinds states, "Supporting education is more than voicing empty platitudes about how important kids are. Supporting education requires a solid understanding of education issues and supporting those that have responsibility for our children’s education including the school board, principals and teachers. Politics should never negatively impact the schooling of Capistrano Unified children." So what is his experience with education since he states that it is required to have a "solid understanding of education issues"? And he states, "Since being in the community of Aliso Viejo I have worked on several different projects including local races and state propositions." His interests seem to be politics. What are his interests and experience with education? I am asking specifically about Bill Perkins and not about any other candidate here because that is who the statement above is about.
shelly September 19, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Sorry I meant Bill Perkins
Capo mom September 19, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Thanks to measure H, shelly, this isn't your concern. Voters in Aliso Viejo have a choice between union owed candidate Gary Pritchard and Bill Perkins.
shelly September 19, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Capo mom, What is Bill Perkins experience with education? He states it is required to have a solid understanding of education issues. What is his solid understanding of education issues and where did he get his experience and expertise on education? This question is about Bill Perkins. If you are supporting him then you should know the answers.
Capo mom September 19, 2012 at 04:59 AM
It is presumptuous but not surprising that you think it is your responsibility to tell people what questions they should ask of candidates, that you have the right to tell people how they should make up their minds. For many people it may simply be enough that Bill Perkins did not go into closed session and kick back tens of millions of dollars to the people that elected him, that he hasn't sought to shut down discussion about CUSD's budget during a financial crisis, that he hasn't voted to increase class size and shorten the school year in order to maintain a union pay scale. In short, for many it may be enough that he is not Gary Pritchard. Measure H gave us local control. You were a big supporter, IRRC. Bill Perkins is running in Aliso Viejo and you live in San Clemente, so what is your dog in this fight?
Denise Krane September 19, 2012 at 06:01 AM
It is good to have a choice besides Pritchard. Though it will be sad to break up his relationship with the other trustees. Alpay has all the subtlety of a brick, but the chemistry between Hatton and Pritchard is truly amazing.
Corrine K September 19, 2012 at 06:11 AM
I keep seeing Sharon Y turning a conversation about Perkins lack of experience, lack of understanding of the issues, and lack of experience or foundation for the school board into an attack on Prichard. No one, including Perkins, seems to be able to answer these questions about Perkins shortcomings. That's all we see. Shortcomings.
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?
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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