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2013 SKSD Board Candidates Questionaire - Rick Kimball

2013 SKSD Board Candidates Questionaire - Rick Kimball

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Statesman Journal Mini-Questionnaire for 2013 SKSD Board Candidates
Statesman Journal Mini-Questionnaire for 2013 SKSD Board Candidates

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Published by: Statesman Journal on May 09, 2013
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Statesman Journal Mini-Questionnaire for 2013 SKSD Board Candidates
Dear Salem-Keizer School Board candidates:
Thank you in advance for responding to this questionnaire, which is for use by Statesman JournalEditorial Board members in evaluating candidates for potential endorsements. Your answers alsowill be shared with reporters, may be published in the print newspaper and will be posted onStatesmanJournal.com. Please return this questionnaire by e-mail to Nancy Harrington at
9 a.m. Monday, May 6.
Name: Rick KimballAge
(If your age will change before the May 21 election, please add your birthdate): 58
School board zone: Zone 5PART I: BACKGROUND INFORMATIONHow the public can reach your campaign
(this is for publication): 
Mail address:
936 74
Ave. SESalem, OR 97317
E-mail address:
Web site URL:Phone:
Current occupation/employer
(if any): Consultant to the Food Industry
Previous occupations/employers:
Technical Director, Truitt Bros. 18+ yearsProcessing Division Director, NFPA 17 years
Colleges attended, degree, graduation date:
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaBachelor of Science in Food IndustriesJune 1976
High schools attended, graduation date:
Patterson High School, California, June 1972
Wife, Cindy Kimball
How long have you lived in the Salem-Keizer School District?
19+ years
If you have children, what public and private schools did they attend, or are theyattending?
No children.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensingboard/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give thedetails.
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other majoraccounts, or been sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details
Salem-Keizer School District committees, activities or organizations you are or have beeninvolved in
(Please include approximate years -- such as, “2008-present” -- for this question andthe following ones):School Board 2005-PresentBudget Committee 2005-Present
Other experience in public and/or private education
(please be specific):WESD Budget Committee 2010-PresentWESD Board – At Large Director 2012-Present
Educational organizations you are, or have been, involved in and any offices held
Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when:
S-K School Board 2005& 2009
Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when:Civic, community, religious and cultural organizations you are, or have been, involved inand any offices held
(include service clubs, chamber of commerce, church/religiousorganizations, neighborhood associations, non-profits, unions, etc.):Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists: Board Member 1997-1999Board Chair/President 1999-PresentPortland Country Dance Community: Board Treasurer 2004-200874
& Darling Residents Association: Board member 1996-2002Secretary/Treasurer 2010-2013East Salem Suburban Neighborhood Association: Board Treasurer 2007-2013
What is the largest budget you have handled?
Work: ~$750,000
Who encouraged you to run for the school board? Who are your major supporters(individuals, groups, etc.)?
Not encouraged to run by anyone in particular. Endorsed by Stand for Children, Salem-KeizerEducation Association and Association of Salem-Keizer Education Support Professionals
How much will your campaign cost?
If you are elected, how many hours a week do you expect to spend on Salem-Keizer SchoolDistrict business?
10 hours
How many school board meetings have you attended in the past year?
Over 20 meetings
How many have you watched on CCTV?
What social-media applications do you regularly use?Please help us understand your connections to the school district. In responding to thefollowing questions, if your answer is “yes” please give complete details.
Have you ever worked for the Salem-Keizer School District or any other district or privateschool?
Have you, or any company or organization in which you were involved, been a supplier orcontractor for the Salem-Keizer district?
Indirectly, from time to time Sodexo haspurchased food products made by Truitt Bros., Inc.
Have any of your family members worked for the school district?
No.PART II: EDUCATION ISSUES. Please limit your response for each question to about 75words.1. Why are you running for the Salem-Keizer School Board?
I am running to continue to contribute to the work of the School Board which is that everychild has academic success.
2. What strengths or assets would you bring to serving on the school board?
Eight years of experience on the School Board with 5 of those years in Board Leadership,Chair or Vice-Chair.
3. What do you see as the strengths of the current school board?

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