My wife and I have two wonderful children and an amazing 4 year old grandson, all of whom are almost 100% educated in the SCV. I've coached over 100 local kids in basketball, flag football and soccer through the city league and AYSO since 2005. Every team I coach, I take the kids on a day long field trip to my alma mater, UCLA (BA in Physics/Women's Studies), so they learn the importance of college early. I have also been a Big Brother with Big Brother Big Sister for over 10 years. My Little Brother is an adult now and lives in Oxnard, CA, but we are still brothers.
I am a tax, trust and estate planning attorney here in the SCV. I've had my home and law office here in Valencia since 2004. I employ 3 local residents, 2 of whom I hired from the College of the Canyons paralegal program. I also hired a local student who graduated from Tulane Law and recently passed her CA Bar. Visit us at www.TaxLyr.com
I want to have coffee with you.
I want to hear your opinions.
I want to hear your concerns.
I want to hear your suggestions.
I really do. Call, text or email me and we'll get together. I'm the friendliest guy you'll ever meet.
I want to know your thoughts about:
- Board term limits
- Board member background checks
- School funding
- Charter schools vs. teacher's unions
- School technology and equipment
- Financially disadvantaged families
- Minority issues
- After School programs
- Books vs. video games
- Standardized testing
- School food and snacks
- Sports and playgrounds
- Science, the arts and music
- Public pre-schooling
- Traffic and street safety
- Field trips (to UCLA, USC, CSUN...)
- Any other subject on your mind...
Cell: (818) 571-0789 (text ok)
Office: (661) 775-0237
Campaign Manager: Ashley Calkins (Saugus Student)
Marketing Director: Gretchen Zovak (SCV Mom, Veteran)
Latino Outreach: Victor Lizano (Local Banker)
All are welcome to all public SUSD meetings and events.
When it come to the ongoing success and prosperity of our communities, our kids and their teachers are the most important parts. We have to make sure our kids are having FUN while getting the best education from happy, excited teachers.
I believe children are our most important gifts, and our teachers are America's most important adults.
We also have to make sure all of our children are safe from the "3 B's" -
Bullies, Bullets and Bias.
Coach Dave's 8 Point Plan to make our schools SAFER:
1) Check the bags of all adults entering our schools.
2) One smiling security guard at every school.
3) Motion detector security cameras at all school "soft entry" points.
4) LifeAlert type emergency button necklaces to staff.
5) Free on campus cafeteria food for all law enforcement officers.
6) Create a streamlined, crowdsourced online suggestion website for recommendations from teachers, staff and the community.
7) Reimbursement for costs of any martial arts classes for staff.
8) Only accept verified packages at schools and administration buildings.
Kids also need to learn how to get and stay healthy in body and mind, and how to be good citizens. That's why Coach Dave will implement the "Every Kid in Sports, Music & Art" (EKSMA) project. Every student will be involved in sports, music and/or the Arts from kindergarten on up, whether it be through their schools, the city, or local private leagues.
That's why Coach Dave needs you to...
We need the whole community to be involved in our children's education. From parents, to school board members, to teachers, to staff, to friends and neighbors. I call for the whole Santa Clarita Valley to get involved in the betterment of our schools. That's why Coach Dave will implement the "Adopt a Service" project. Every resident in the SCV will be able to go to the Adopt a Service website or office and get involved. My first contribution to the community will be to donate 100% of my board member salary to the Every Kid in Sports & Music and Adopt a Service projects.
Another important project will be to activate our community to demand higher K-12 school funding from apathetic politicians in Sacramento. California has fallen from being in the top 10 states for school funding, to now a miserable 46th! My goal is to bring our schools into the top 20 states by 2020, and back into the top 10 in the country by 2022.
LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!
Everything in life should be FUN and enjoyable, including politics. This is especially true when it comes to the education and well-being of our kids, grand-kids, teachers, and school staff & administrators. But in recent years, we've lost the "FUN" of America. Fortunately, we can get America's FUN back with a new attitude toward our neighbors, communities and public service.
Our kids need to know that whatever differences we adults may have, we are still able to work together to improve their lives and futures. Our teachers need to know that their jobs are safe, and that there is sufficient upward mobility in education to attract and keep the best of the best. Teachers, staff and administrators need to know that they can work together as a team without the worry of undue official, political or social pressures making their jobs less FUN.
Join Coach Dave to...
Make America FUN Again!
Coach Dave would love to meet with you to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Just contact us for an appointment.
The Saugus Union School District serves 15 amazing K-6 schools.
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