Three people so far are in the running for two seats on the San Ramon Valley school board up for election this November.
In addition to incumbent and Board President Greg Marvel, two Danville residents have entered the race. Incumbent Paul Gardner, who's been on the board since 2000, has not filed paperwork to run for another term.
CPA Mark Jewett is running on a platform with four key elements: continuously improving scholastic and extracurricular programs, elevating the teaching profession, maintaining rigorous fiscal oversight and transparency and developing continuous community support of our SRVUSD schools.
Dwight R. Winn, Sr. is a 30-year Danville resident. A former IBM executive, Winn is running with the slogan "Make the best even better."
Winn has two grown sons, both of whom graduated from San Ramon Valley High, and spent 25 years with IBM and NUMMI; his wife, Beverly, is a teacher.
Jewett has two elementary school age children. He sat on the parcel tax oversight committee and has been financial auditor for the Greenbrook Elementary EAGLE Fund -- where his wife volunteers -- as well as a Sunday school teacher at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.
Winn ran for Danville Town Council in 2002, garnering 9.6 percent of the votes. He is the former chair of the town's Parks and Leisure Services department.
The incumbent, Marvel, was elected to the school board in 2000. He retired as the Vice Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District and also served as the Assistant Chancellor of the San Mateo County Community College District. In addition, he was personnel director for Garden Grove Unified, one of the largest school districts in California, and was personnel administrator for Fullerton Schools in Orange County.
Marvel was also appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Education as a personnel commissioner for county schools.
The filing deadline to run for school board is Friday.