Bonnie Castrey

August 30, 2010

Name: Bonnie Castrey

Age: 68

Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.

Residence: Huntington Beach since 1975

Occupation: mediator/arbitrator/fact-finder

Education: RN (1964), PHN and BSN (1972) from Cal State Long Beach; and juris doctor (1992) from Western State University College of Law

Experience as an educator: adjunct professor, Western State University College of law (1984-present); taught as an adjunct at many community colleges since 1975; tenured instructor El Camino Community College 1970-75; Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia, visiting scholar (1995)

Previously elected or appointed positions: First elected to Huntington Beach Union High School District in 1985, Federal Service Impasses Panel 1995-2002 (member 1995-2000 and chairwoman 2000-02); Administrative Conference of the United States 1995-97; Orange County Commission on the Status of Women 1977-84.


Community organizations you belong to: member of AAUW HB/FV/ Westminster Branch; member of Pi Lambda Theta; .ember of CSULB Alumni Assn.; member of WSU College of Law Alumni Assn. Board of Directors; member of Amigos de Bolsa Chica; member of the Shipley Center; member of the Golden West College Foundation Board of Directors; chairwoman of the Board of the Center for Collaborative Solutions; member of the board of directors of the Orange County Labor Employment Relations Assn.; and lifetime member of the United American Chinese Assn.

As a District, we belong to the Orange County School Board’s Assn. and the California School Boards Assn. I am an elected member of the CSBA’s Delegate Assembly and in that role have the opportunity to continue learning about the educational issues facing California and the United States and to advocate for students and public education.

Why should constituents vote for you?

I am committed to fostering public education and believe that all of our children should have the opportunity to have a full education including both the core subjects and co-curricular opportunities.

As I have always promised, I shall continue to listen to you. Although we may not always agree, I will listen and weigh your concerns before voting on issues.

I have remained student centered in my decision making, ensuring that all students have opportunities for completing their education.

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