Monday, August 11, 2008


I have absolutely no problem promoting Ed Heron to be on the Santa Barbara School Board. I have worked with him on many different projects and work related items over the years and he is truly one of the great community leaders in Santa Barbara. He recently sent out an email to many of his friends and colleagues letting them know about his candidacy and below is part of that email. Get out and vote, and when you do remember Ed.


H. Edward Heron, Retired Business Executive

A sixty year resident of Santa Barbara graduating from Peabody, La Cumbre and Santa Barbara High School. Bachelor’s Degree, Business Economics, Claremont McKenna College. Married 41 years to Mary, 3 children, 7 grandchildren.

42 year professional real estate career in Santa Barbara. California’s Distinguished Realtor, 1992. Director for City Commerce Bank and Mid State Bank serving on their audit committees. Founding President, Mid State Bank Foundation and Chair, Coldwell Banker Community Foundation. Immediate Past President, Partners in Education and a leader in its Computer For Families program for the past 10 years providing over 6,000 computers free to South Coast families. 2006-2008 Chair, UCSB Economic Forecast, Santa Barbara.

My focus will be fiscal responsibility, supporting talented teaching professionals, implementing the 2008-2013 technology plan, make certain by citizen oversight that parcel tax funds, if passed, are used to supplement music, art and theatre programs, foreign language, math, science and technology education. Create partnerships, never needed more than right now, between parents, educators, and businesses knowing that children do well when supported by family and the community.

I am dedicated to Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito having the finest public schools possible emphasizing achievement for all students. I would be honored by your vote.

No comments: