(from Press Release) – Bob Poppenga, a faculty veterinarian at UC Davis, became the first official candidate for the Davis school board in the November election. He filed at the Yolo County Elections office on Wednesday. He was a school board candidate in 2014.
Poppenga has been a university educator for over 25 years. He moved to Davis with his wife in 2004. Their two teenage daughters attend Davis public schools.
Poppenga is active in the Davis community and currently serves on the executive board of the Explorit Science Center and the Youth Services and International Committees of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club. He has served on the District’s Parcel Tax Oversight and CTE/STEAM Advisory Committees.
He is an avid proponent of public/private partnerships to take advantage the educational resoures and opportunities in the Davis community. Poppenga recently spearheaded the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine’s partnership with the District to support a veterinary science career pathway and to create paid summer internships in veterinary science for Davis High School students.
“I believe that our public schools need to find creative ways to provide every student with the necessary skills for future success no matter what career pathway they choose.” Poppenga said. “We need thoughtful leadership to truly achieve the district’s stated mission of being a leader in educational innovation.”
Poppenga has been endorsed by Senator Lois Wolk, County Supervisor Jim Provenza, current Mayor Robb Davis, current City Council member Will Arnold, current school board member Madhavi Sunder, former Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, former Mayors Joe Krovoza and Dan Wolk, former CA Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, former City Council member and DJUSD teacher Deb Poulos, and former school board members Joan Sallee, B.J. Kline, and Gina Daleidin.
For more information about Poppenga’s campaign, visit Bob4Schools.org and his Facebook page or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.