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Contact: Andrea Yamasaki

February 23, 2016

Former Orange County Supervisor Chairman, Anaheim City Council Member Are Latest Opinion Leaders To Join OUSD Candidate’s Rapidly Growing Endorsers List For March 1, 2016 Special Election

ORANGE — A national children’s advocate and former Orange County Supervisor is the latest opinion leader to endorse Andrea Yamasaki’s bid to fill a vacant Orange Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Trustees seat in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 All Mail Special Election here.

William G. Steiner, founding director of Orangewood Children’s Home, former chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, former Orange City Council Member and former OUSD Board Member has endorsed Andrea Yamasaki because he wants our children and grandchildren now attending OUSD public schools to get a first-rate education.

“That means the Board of Trustees must be comprised of leaders like Andrea Yamasaki who will work with parents, teachers and students to ensure a 21st Century education for all of our children.”

Yamasaki, whose three children have attended OUSD schools since kindergarten, has dedicated more than 15,000 hours in volunteer service to OUSD families, served as President/Executive Board Member for several PTAs and held leadership positions on several advisory councils, according to Steiner.

“The record shows that she has done the hard work and knows what needs to be done to help our kids and grandkids be prepared to meet the challenges they will face in today’s world,” he said. “I urge everyone to join me and my family in marking their Mail-In ballot for Andrea Yamasaki.”

Former OUSD Board of Trustees Member Diane Singer and Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman have also endorsed Andrea Yamasaki.

“The Area One Trustee seat is incredibly important to me.  Moving out of the trustee area and giving up my seat on the OUSD board was a tough decision,” Singer said.  “I know that Andrea will be an outstanding representative of our children, a champion for public education and she will bring transparency, ethics and common sense to the OUSD board.”

“I graduated in 1998 from El Modena High School and their programs prepared me to be a community leader,” added Anaheim Council Member Brandman. “Andrea Yamasaki will ensure that these programs will continue as our newest Board of Trustee member.”

Steiner, Singer and Brandman are just three of the scores of elected officials, community leaders, parents, teachers and education organizations who are adding their names to Andrea Yamasaki’s expanding endorsers list which includes:

OUSD Board Member Mark Wayland; OUSD Board Member Kathy Moffat; Anaheim City Council Member Kris Murray; Orange City Council Member Kim Nichols; Orange City Council Member Mike Alvarez; Villa Park Mayor Greg Mills; CARE Founder Kristin Erickson; Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member Arianna Barrios; Tom Davidson, President, United Neighborhoods of Orange and scores of concerned OUSD parents.

To add your name to Andrea Yamasaki’s endorsers list go to:

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