Editor's note: Patch is running each Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate's statement on file with the county Registrar of Voters office on consecutive days.
Order of publication is alphabetical, by last name. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot in November.
Candidate: Earl Carraway
I, Earl H. Carraway, pledge not to vote for any new taxes. I’ve served as a teacher, public school administrator, elected trustee for the Tustin UnionHigh School District (which included high schools in Mission Viejo, Irvine and Tustin) and United States Marine Corps, receiving one battle star.
Awarded Bachelor and Master’s degrees from California State University Long Beach. Graduate work: Chapman, Whittier and Fullerton State Universities.
Successful small business owner: Raised funds for charities such as Children’s Hospital OC (CHOC). Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Our family atttends Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church.
Thirty year Saddleback Valley resident. I believe in open government, small class sizes for our children, support for our teachers, back to basics education, balanced school budgets, parental participation in the education process and not raising taxes.
I authored/published with Amazon.com: “Shake Off The Dust 1936", 48 short stories of a teenager’s great depression era memories. Book described by critics as: “What you would get if Mark Twain had written ‘The Catcher In The Rye’.”
Live in Laguna Hills with daughter and wife: Sharon MacMillan Carraway, Ph.D. I promise, you won’t regret your vote for me. Thank you.
Further background: www.carrawayschoolboard.com.