Make America FUN Again

Elect "Coach DAVE" Barlavi for Saugus School Board - 1

Coach Dave's Platform

Make America FUN Again!

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.  


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Make America FUN Again!

Kids and Teachers Come First

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.  


We also have to make sure all of our children are safe from the "3 B's" - 

Bullies, Bullets and Bias.  


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.  

Get Involved

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!

Meet Coach Dave

Father, Grandfather, Coach

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.

Attorney at Law

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 me at www.TaxLyr.com

Let's Meet

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

- School technology and equipment

- Financially disadvantaged families

- Minority issues

- After School programs

- Books vs. video games

- Standardized testing

- Homework

- 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

Email: yinvest@pacbell.net

Web: www.TaxLyr.com


Campaign Manager: Joe Cicero (Saugus Dad)

Volunteer Coordinator: Stacy Fortner (Valencia Mom)

Marketing Director: Gretchen Zovak (SCV Mom, Veteran)


I Don't Want Your Money!

Coach Dave wants to win this campaign without asking for a single dollar from anyone.  But I will need your help to do so.  Please get the word out about Coach Dave for Saugus and MakeAmericaFunAgain.CO

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

FUN Events

Everyone is always welcome to any Coach Dave event.  

08/23/2018

DAA Endorsement Vote

6:45 pm

Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall (Lyons/5)

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08/23/2018

DAA Endorsement Vote

Success: The Democratic Alliance for Action, SCV's oldest and best Democratic club, endorsed Coach Dave with a resounding 62% vote. 

6:45 pm

Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall (Lyons/5)

08/26/2018

Meet All the Candidates Party

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location Provided Upon Request

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08/26/2018

Meet All the Candidates Party

Come meet all the candidates of the SCV, CA36 and CD25 Nov. 6th elections, and even some elected officials.  There will be hors d'oeuvres, spirits and good FUN.  

Free to all.  Kid friendly.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location Provided Upon Request

09/12/2018

Change: LACDP Endorsement Meeting

6:00 pm

2520 West Olive, Burbank, CA

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09/12/2018

Change: LACDP Endorsement Meeting

The LACDP will vote to give Coach Dave an A+ endorsement. 

6:00 pm

2520 West Olive, Burbank, CA

09/13/2018

School Board Candidate Forum

6:00 pm

Fosters Elementary

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09/13/2018

School Board Candidate Forum

School Board Candidate Forum conducted by STA/CSEA.

6:00 pm

Fosters Elementary

09/19/2018

Official Campaign Launch

7:00 pm

Vincenzo's in Newhall at Lyons & the 5.

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09/19/2018

Official Campaign Launch

Come see the greatest campaign launch in US history. 

7:00 pm

Vincenzo's in Newhall at Lyons & the 5.

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Also vote for...

On Nov. 6th, ALSO VOTE FOR:

 

US CONGRESS - Katie Hill


CA ASSEMBLY - Christy Smith


LAC SHERIFF - Alex Villanueva


SCV CITY COUNCIL - Logan Smith + Diane Trautman + Brett Haddock (you get 3 votes)


SCV SCHOOL BOARDS 

- Chris Trunkey

- Chris Werthe or Donna Robert

- Kelly Trunkey

- Laura Arrowsmith and... 

- yours truly, David "CD" Barlavi  :)


SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION

- Tony Thurmond

Other FUN Facts...

The Saugus Union School District serves 15 amazing K-6 schools. 


17 year olds can register to vote, and can vote on Nov. 6th if they are 18 by then.


You can register to vote on www.LAVote.net up to October 22, 2018.  But don't wait, and ask to vote by mail ("absentee").


You can mail in your absentee ballot even on election day, just don't forget to sign and stamp the envelope.  Or you can take your mail-in ballot to any polling (voting) station.


If you lose your mail-in ballot, you can ask www.LAVote.net for a new one.  If it's too late, or you are away from home on election day, Nov. 6th, you can vote at any polling place in CA by "provisional ballot." 


You can find your polling place on your voter ballot or at www.LAVote.net


Here's another good source for voter info: 

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/


BETWEEN NOW AND NOV. 6th, REGISTER 10 NEW PEOPLE TO VOTE, AND GET 10 PEOPLE TO VOTE!

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