Candidate seeks greater public access and fiscal transparency
Conchita Tucker is running for a seat on the Alameda Board of Education Trustee representing Area 2. The Alameda Board of Education along with the Alameda County Office of Education oversees the local school districts, the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center Schools, and the Alameda County Community schools.
Conchita is an Oakland native and resident. She is a graduate of St. John’s University with a degree in Business. For the past 5 years she has been employed as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of a multi-million-dollar Oakland based company with over 200 employees. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; and serves as the local chapter’s Financial Secretary.
Conchita’s campaign has been endorsed by the incumbent, Gay Plair Cobb; Alameda County Supervisors Keith Carson and Nate Miley; Oakland City Council Members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid; the Alameda County Democratic Party; the East Bay Small Business Alliance PAC; the John George Democratic Club; and a host of residents in the District.
Conchita Tucker says she will work to ensure that students in the District receive a quality education. She pledges to work to fully implement the William’s Settlement to improve school facilities and increase the number of certified teachers.
Tucker feels that her Business Degree and experience running a multi-million dollar company to avoid state takeovers by monitoring the financial and business operations of local school districts, will enable her to add strength to the board’s budget responsibilities. “There must be more transparency and greater community access to the Board and the Alameda County Office of Education,” she said.