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CFT members elected to public office
Education workers who have taken the bold step

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The following CFT members have taken the bold step to run for public office, and have been elected. Below you can find their names, local unions, and a link to the public office each holds. 

Article Elections 2020 Members elected

Paul da Silva became the candidate he wanted to see
First teacher elected to College of Marin Board of Trustees

For years, Paul da Silva, a biology teacher at the College of Marin and a member of United Professors of Marin, Local 1610, wondered about the lack of teachers on the college’s Board of Trustees and tried to talk retiring professors into running. No one took him up on it.

So when he decided in the summer of 2019 that he would retire, he concluded, to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, he’d have to be the candidate he wished to see in the world.

California Teacher Members elected

Four members tell their stories of election success
Our voices must be heard! Members elected to district governing boards

Jeanie Wallace had considered running for office before. As a union rep for the Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers and the chair of the local Democratic Party Central Committee, she knew how hard it could be to find candidates for the school board. But she thought she was too busy, and planned to do it when she retired.