Justin Brown, a planning commissioner for the city of Pleasanton, has announced that he will run for a seat on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees.
Brown intends to represent District 5 if he is elected in Nov. 8, which will be the first election for PUSD in the district -based format approved by the board in March. District 5 includes Vintage Hills and Hearst and Pleasanton Middle School elementary schools, as well as part of the Foothill High entrance area.
“As a planning commissioner dealing with land use issues, as well as as a father of three children currently attending PUSD schools, I recognize the tremendous value that our schools bring to our entire city, “Brown said in a statement. “If elected, I will work with my fellow trustees to build trust and communicate effectively based on input from parents, teachers, students, administrators and city officials.”
Brown has been chairman of the Pleasanton Planning Commission since 2021 where he has served for the past six years. Prior to that, he sat for three years on the city’s Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee.
In addition to his experience in the city, Brown works at ServiceNow, an American software company based in Santa Clara as a global partner and developer support. According to his campaign statement, his business and city experience will help him better manage the district as a board trustee.
He said that as administrator, he will strive to ensure that the district advancing the Facility Master Plan, the transfer of the district office and the potential bond election are carried out properly, financially accountable and well coordinated with the leaders. city.
“Our goal should always be to advance the best interests of our students and provide them with both the quality education and facilities they need for academic success,” Brown said. “I will work tirelessly on behalf of our community and I would love to get the vote of our residents in District 5 this November.”
Brown lives in Pleasanton with his wife and three children who all attend Hearst Elementary School. Both he and his wife are active volunteers at the school, and Brown is also a volunteer with the local Cub Scouts.
According to her website, she helps with both classroom and school events-from crossing guard to school mascot.
Given how active she is at her children’s school, Brown said she has seen firsthand the value of the Pleasanton district’s teachers, school facilities and support programs.
That along with his experience in the city allows him to understand the intersection between the city and the school board, something he believes will help him as a leader on the board.
“Our current School Board Trustee team is very strong in educator experience but we believe Pleasanton will benefit someone like Justin with his strong business experience as well as the ability to bring insight from his young school-age and regular interaction with teachers within the PUSD system, ”his website said.
Brown has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and a master’s in business administration from the University of Dallas.
To learn more about Brown’s candidacy, visit www.votejustinbrown.com.