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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Cupertino Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Phyllis Vogel

Governing Board Member, Cupertino Union School District
19,320 votes (24.98%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain high student achievement by making wise decisions about curriculum and educational programs and continuing to upgrade technology.
  • Optimize limited financial resources to provide quality programs for students and competitive compensation for teachers and staff.
  • Seek creative ways to manage our declining student population.



Profession:Governing Board Member, Cupertino Union School District
Governing Board Member, Cupertino Union School District (2007–current)
Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services, Cupertino Union School District (2002–2005)
Contracted Employee, Cupertino Union School District (2000–2002)
Principal, Cupertino Union School District (1991–2000)
Teacher, Cupertino Union School District (1963–1991)


Santa Clara University M.A., Educational Administration (1989)
San Jose State University B.A., Education (1962)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Deep Cliff Golf Course (2005–current)
Volunteer, CUSD schools (2007–current)
Volunteer, Lynbrook High School Athletic Boosters (1980–1984)
Volunteer, Lynbrook High School Band Boosters (1977–1981)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Cynthia Chang, Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District Board President
  • Jim Beall, California State Senate
  • Evan Low, California State Assembly

Organizations (1)

  • Santa Clara County Republican Party

Elected Officials (26)

  • Katherine Tseng, Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District Board Member
  • Orrin Mahoney, former Cupertino Mayor
  • John Howe, former Sunnyvale Mayor
  • Barbara Nunes, Fremont Union High School District Board Member
  • Nancy Newton, Fremont Union High School District Board Member
  • Bill Wilson, Fremont Union High School District Board Member
  • Hung Wei, Fremont Union High School District Board Member
  • Jeff Moe, Fremont Union High School District Board Member
  • Sandy James, former Cupertino Mayor
  • Dolly Sandoval, former Cupertino Mayor
  • Nai Hsueh, Santa Clara County Water Board
  • Russell Melton, Sunnyvale Planning Commission
  • Mary-Lynne Bernald, Saratoga City Council
  • Manny Cappello, Saratoga Mayor
  • Joe Mitchner, Mountain View Los Altos High School District Board Member
  • Jerry Hill, California State Senate
  • Rich Gordon, California State Assembly
  • Arati Nagaraj, Saratoga Union School District Board Member
  • Reid Meyers, Sunnyvale School District Board Member
  • Anita Herrmann, Sunnyvale School District Board Member
  • Barbara Fielden, former CUSD Board Member
  • Roberta Pabst, former CUSD Board Member
  • Debbie Byron, former CUSD Board Member
  • Emily Lee Kelley, former CUSD Board Member
  • Gary McCue, former CUSD Board Member
  • George Tyson, former CUSD Board Member

Individuals (66)

  • Melanie Davenport, CUSD teacher
  • Vinod Balakrishnan
  • Trish and Virgil Klein
  • Tom Avvakumovits
  • Terry Beers
  • Tammy Fox, EdD, CUSD teacher
  • Susan Gauthier, CUSD employee
  • Sue Barrera
  • Stewart Kelly
  • Sreedhar Simhadri and Kshonija Batchu
  • Siew-Ming Tang, CUSD employee
  • Shirlene Carmichael, former CUSD employee
  • Shauna Ruden, CUSD teacher
  • Sejal Patel
  • Sara Dillon
  • Sally Menaul
  • Patrick King, CUSD employee
  • Roxanne Barnett, former CUSD employee
  • Rick and Karen Hausman
  • Parran Vanniasegaram
  • Pam Reid
  • Mozhgan Novbakhtian
  • Mark Burns
  • Louise Wong
  • Larry and Laurie Dean
  • Kim Paget, CUSD teacher
  • Kelly Discher, CUSD teacher
  • Kathy Mocker
  • Julie Darwish
  • Judy Wilson
  • Joey Sparacino
  • Jim and Kathy Kelley
  • Jennine Muzzana
  • Jeanne Bradford
  • Jean Gasperini
  • Janice Leier, CUSD employee
  • Jack and Suzanne Yang
  • Jack and Haydee Wong
  • Irene Isero, CUSD employee
  • Hal and Rhoda Daner
  • Fran Ellis, former CUSD employee
  • Eugene Tam and Kim Leung
  • Donny Garber, CUSD employee
  • Dick and LaVerne Parmley
  • Diane Kaufman, CUSD employee
  • Del Mallory, SEIU
  • Dawn Ying
  • Carol Neill, former CUSD employee
  • Bev Jacoby, CUSD teacher
  • Dan and Cheryl Halabe
  • Charlie Olson
  • Bill and Ruth Callen
  • Angelina Pearce
  • Andy and Eva Garrido
  • Amit and Ruchika Agrawal
  • Alysa Sakkas
  • Mary Visger, CUSD employee
  • Eric Ebell, CUSD teacher
  • Julie Davis, CUSD teacher
  • Manny Barbera, former Oak Grove superintendent
  • Phil Quon, former CUSD superintendent
  • Bill Bragg, former CUSD superintendent
  • Maria Buchinski, CUSD teacher
  • Darryl and Dorothy Stow

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