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David Cortright, Candidate for Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1

The challenger takes on an incumbent of the recently re-drawn District 1, encompassing school districts in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Sunnyvale. It comes just as the focus on Bullis Charter School was heating up.

General Information

Name : Mr. David Cortright
Also known as : Dave
Age : 41
Place of residence : Los Altos, CA



Attended college : Yes
College : University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Degree : BSE, Engineering Physics
Year of graduation : 1993

Grad school

University : Stanford University
Degree : MS Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction
Year of graduation : 1995

Employment Information

Job titles held : User Experience Designer and Lead Program Manager
Employers : VMware, Oracle, Venrock, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Apple 

Political Information

Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee, Area 1
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : n/a
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : n/a

Address 999 Loraine Ave
Los Altos

Campaign Manager

Name : n/a


Website : davecortright2012.com

Other facts

I come from a family with a deep reverence for public education. My grandmother was an elementary school teacher; my father taught high school mathematics; my mother was a speech therapist helping students at schools throughout the district. Even after my mother retired, she continued to give back by teaching the next generation of speech pathologists at university. My brother—who has a PhD in BioChemistry—recently acquired his teaching certificate. He just started his second year teaching middle school science. 

Both of my parents passed away within the last few years. Those events got me thinking about the legacy I would leave behind. I am extremely grateful for all they did to help me succeed. I now feel it's time to step up and pay it forward by giving of my time and talents.


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