OCCUPATION: OWNER-Mike Centoni & Associates,
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Marketing Manager Case Power & Equipment, Senior Account Manager Hertz Equipment Rental, Operations Manager Ivy Hi-Equipment, Customer Service Manager Power Rents Inc, Customer Support Manager Ingersoll Rand Co, Board of Directors Associated General Contractors Of America (Oregon Columbia Chapter), Chairman Oregon Rental Association, Budget Committee/Hardship Appeals Board, Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: US Navy Petty Officer First Class-Surface Ordnance Technician, Dale Garnagie Graduate Management & Sales, Pacific Academy Of Accounting-General Accounting.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Director David Douglas School District since 1987, Board Chairman, Budget Committee David Douglas School District, Citizens Advisory Committee David Douglas School District, US Navy 1963-1975 Honorable Discharge
I believe scarce dollars creates challenges in preparing students in the 21st century. In David Douglas this means we simply must do more with less. Scarce dollars cannot an excuse for eroding educational quality.
I have spent the last 23 years dealing with school policies, budgets, collective bargaining and school operations. My 35 years associated with the construction industry provides a valuable resource for current & future facility needs. This overall experience presents to the voters a candidate who will be able to deal with the challenges that face us.
I believe we must maintain high academic standards even while reducing budgets. My record supports high math and reading test scores and increased graduation requirements. We must continue to find innovative ways to use technology and charter schools to maximize scarce resources.
You will have a voice to keep school buildings open for community activities that benefit kids. I have spent the last 30 years volunteering, coaching and supporting school and community activities which has benefited your children. Providing students supervised and challenging activities developes skills needed to be successful in life. I will continue to be your advocate for extra-curricular activities in your schools.
A VOTE FOR MIKE CENTONI IS A VOTE FOR EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY!
(This information furnished by Michael E Centoni)
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