Name: Rob Fishel
Birthplace: Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif.
Residence: 513 20th St., Huntington Beach
Occupation: No answer
Education: bachelor's degree in environmental studies from UC Santa Barbara, 1981; executive MBA USC, 1991
Experience as an educator: No answer
Previously elected or appointed positions: No answer
Community organizations you belong to: No answer
Previous positions: Smith School Site Council, Smith PTA legislative representative, AYSO soccer coach, South Huntington Beach girls' softball coach, Girl Scout Troop treasurer, Ballet Etudes treasurer
Why should constituents vote for you?
The Huntington Beach City School District school board needs someone with a financial background. I have an MBA and worked in both the public and private sector and bring a business approach to education which is required due to the increased necessity to efficiently utilize the resources available. Also, I bring new ideas and approaches to handling some of the difficult decisions. The incumbents have made poor decisions on the sale of LeBard Elementary School and giving huge salary increases to administrators, which has sullied their working relationship with the teacher’s union and the public. I would bring a more cooperative approach to solving the problems.