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Benicia Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Sheri Zada

Retired School Librarian
7,913 votes (56.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fair and Equitable contract for our teachers and staff.
  • School safety. Teachers should never be armed at school. We need to work on mental health issues, bullying, and the rise in suicide rates to help our youth.
  • Expanding the arts programs and bringing back vocational/trade classes to give options to those students that don't want to follow a 4-year college path. We need to teach the entire student body, not just a portion.



Profession:Retired Elementary School Librarian
Committee Member, Benicia Tourism Committee — Appointed position (2017–current)
Classified Union Representative in the Newhall School District, Newhall School District — Elected position (2008–2011)
Co-Secretary, Newhall School District — Elected position (2008–2011)


Sheri Zada is a retired elementary school librarian, and was union rep in the Newhall School District. She also worked with special needs students and was the Alumni & Special Events Coordinator at College of the Canyons.


Sheri raised two boys in Southern California who have since graduated college and are working in the bay area. She moved here with her husband of almost 37 years – 4 years ago and is proud to call Benicia home.


Sheri currently volunteers at our local elementary schools, Benicia Fire Museum and is on the City of Benicia Tourism Committee.


Sheri organized the Benicia March for Our Lives that attracted 1,500 people to Benicia to stand up against gun violence in our schools.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Benicia Teachers Association

Organizations (4)

  • Benicia Firefighters Association Local 1186
  • Solano County Democratic Central Committee
  • Solano Association of Realtors
  • Benicia Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (5)

  • Bill Dodd, California State Senator
  • Monica Brown, Solano County Supervisor
  • Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor, Benicia
  • Steve Young, Vice Mayor, Benicia
  • Tom Campbell, City of Benicia - Council Member

Individuals (2)

  • Christina Strawbridge, Former and current candidate for City Council
  • Dr. Lily Ploski, former candidate for CA State Superintendent for Public Education

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