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Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Cynthia Chang

16,848 votes (35.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Excellence in Academic and Extra Curricular Programs for all students
  • Students' social-emotional wellbeing and a safe, nurturing learning environment
  • Transparency, collaboration, fiscal responsibility and community engagement



Profession:Board Member, Los Gatos-Saratoga JUHSD
CPA, T. Cynthia Chang, CPA (1988–current)
Trustee, Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District — Elected position (1998–current)


California State University, LA MBA, Accounting/Management Information System (1978)

Community Activities

Co-Chair, Memorial Observance event in Saratoga (2013–2015)
Chair, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 508 Committee (2001–2007)
Key Organizer, Building Bridges project of Saratoga Rotary Club (2004–2006)


I am currently serving on the High School Board in my 20th year. I also served on Saratoga Union School District Board from '94 to '98 prior to serving on the High School Board. As a CPA with extensive financial knowledge and experiences, I am a strong advocate of Fiscal Responsibiltiy. I have lived in Saratoga for 34 years and have been very much involved with the community/school activities as a leader and volunteer and below is a partial list:

BSA Troop 508 Committee Chair of 6 years, Key Organizer of the Building Bridges Project of Saratoga Rotary Club, Co-Chair of Saratoga Memorial Day Observance event for 3 years.

Region 20 Delegte, California School Board Association, Board Prepresentative of District Budget Advisory Committee and District Audit Committee.

What people said about me:

Cindy Ranii, Former Superintendent of LGSUJHSD and Trustee of Santa Cruz City Schools:

"In my years working with Cynthia she was always a thoughtful and thorough board member who kept the focus of doing what was best for studenrts. She sets high standards for all and is admirably dedicated to public service."

Michele van Zuiden, former Trustee of LGSJUHSD

"After eight years of working closely on the board of LGSJUHSD, I have gotten to know Cynthia Chang well and have observed firsthand how committed she is to the students and taxpayers of the district. I have been impressed with Cynthia's thoroughness of reviewing and research board issues and options as well as her commitment to improving transparency and communication between the district and the community."

Cathie Thermond, former Trustee of Saratoga Union School District, Community Leader

"I have known and worked with Cynthia for over 20 years. She continues to be a passionate advocate for the success of all students in our districgt> Cynthia has outstanding analytical, leadership and communication skils: she is a respectful listener, asks informed questions and is committed to public engagement with our schools. Please join me in voting to re-elect Cynthia!"

Jill Hunter, former Trustee of Saratoga Union School District and former Mayor of city of Saratoga

"Cynthia is a hard working school board member representing both Los Gatos and Saratoga with distinction. She loves the students and has tirelessly worked to give them an excellent education. I am confident she will continue to serve the students well in the future. Vote for Cynthia Chang November 6th"

Vicki Wyant, Former Music Director, Saratoga Union School District

"It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Cynthia Chang for the High School District Board once again! Cynthia has worked tirelessly year after year to be sure our students get the highest level of a Balanced Education possible. We are so fortunate to have someone like Cynthia who really cares about the education of our community.

Dave Wilder

"I have worked with Cynthia on the high school district Budget Advisory Committee for several years. During this time, I have consistently seen Cynthia work hard to understand and meet the needs of students, teachers and the district, while alwyas supporting strong fiscal responsibility."



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Jim Beall, Senator; Mike Wasserman and Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisors

Elected Officials (3)

  • Cindy Ranii, Kathleen King
  • Robin Mano,Rosemary Rossi,Katherine Tseng,John Kuntzmann,Peter Noymer,Dan Snyder,Susan Germeraad,Cynthia Miller
  • Evan Low,Steve Leonardis,Marico Sayoc,Barbara Spector,Mary-Lynne Bernard,Manny Cappello,Emily Lo,Howard Miller,

Individuals (5)

  • Renee Paquier,Laura Perusa,Charlie and Jennifer Robert,Wes Toy,Phyllis Tung,Deborah Weinstein,Marilyn White,Dave Wilde
  • Sheeba Garg,Maria Guldner,Teri Kasik, Reiko Iwanaga,Gerry Liu,Michael and Veronica Miller,Sri Narasimhan,Lisa Oakley
  • Gary and Susan Brandenburg,Rita Cao,Mary Chang,Bill Comport,Bill and Doris Cooper,Terrie Creamer,Dianna Espinosa
  • Karen Hyde,Diana Pleasant,Karen and Tony Pock,Dianne Priest,Terri Raynaud,Bob Semich,Steve Wong,Vicki Wyant
  • Michele van Zuiden,Mary Ellen Comport,Pragati grover,Cindy Ruby,Shinku Sharma,Cathie Thermond,Marlene Duffin

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