Backed by the Community

School and Community Leaders support Blake Zante for Board of Education

State Sen. Andreas Borgeas

Asm. Jim Patterson & Sharon Patterson

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand

Clovis Mayor Drew Bessinger

Fresno County Supervisor Steve Brandau

California Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines (Ret.)

Larry Powell
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools (Ret.)

Debbie Poochigian
Former Fresno County Supervisor

Alan Autry
Former Mayor of Fresno

Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld

Fresno City Councilman Paul Caprioglio

Fresno City Councilman Luis Chavez

Fresno City Councilman Mike Karbassi

Clovis City Councilman Vong Mouanoutua


Clovis City Councilman Bob Whalen


Clovis City Councilwoman Lynne Ashbeck

Clovis Unified Trustee Hugh Awtrey

Clovis Unified Trustee Chris Casado

Clovis Unified Trustee Ginny Hovsepian

Fresno Unified Trustee Carol Mills

State Center Community College District Trustee Richard M. Caglia

Education Leaders

George & Cheryl Rogers, Ed.D, Former Clovis Unified Associate Superintendent
Jeanne Hatfield, Former Clovis Unified Area Superintendent
Richard Sepulveda, Retired Superintendent · Sanger Unified School District
Jeff Tiftick, Retired Elementary School Principal
Carole Johnson, Retired Administrative Assistant, Clovis Unified
Karen Boone, Learning Director, Career Technical Ed., Clovis Unified
Susan Fisher, Retired Administrator, Clovis Unified
Cheryl & Carl Tomlinson, Retired Administrator, Clovis Unified
Susan & Dr. Jim Fugman, Retired Deputy Superintendent, Clovis Unified

Teachers and Educators

Dr.Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan, Assistant Professor, Fresno State
Keith Baker, Teacher, Tenaya Middle School
Katie McClelland, Teacher, Liddell Elementary
Kathy Regier, Teacher, Fort Washington Elementary
Trisha Marzolf, Teacher, Oraze Elementary
Rebecca Parmer, Maple Creek Elementary
Ken Canales, Teacher, Kastner Intermediate
Alexis Hanrahan, Clovis West Alumna & Teacher’s Aide, St. Simon Parish
Kennedy Cain, Teacher, Pyle Elementary School
Laura Zamora, Preschool Teacher
Mandy Ormande, Teacher, Mickey Cox Elementary
Gordon Zante, Teacher, Maple Creek Elementary
Amanda Zante, Associate Preschool Teacher, Century Elementary
Mark Avila, Teacher, Kastner Intermediate
Jennifer Loggins, Teacher, Fort Washington Elementary
Nathan Madrigal, Instructional Aide, Oraze Elementary
Lauren Armendariz, Oraze Elementary
Carol Smith, Teacher (Ret.), Clovis Unified
Pat McDonald, Ag Mechanics Teacher, Galt High School
Shawna Pace, Substitute Teacher
Mark Baldis, Lecturer, Fresno State
Christen Otta, Maple Creek Elementary
Tami Frediani, Maple Creek Elementary
Taylor Dykzeul, Substitute Teacher, Fresno Unified
Blain Smothermon, Teacher, Burton Unified School District

Community Leaders

The Honorable James Petrucelli (Ret.), Fresno County Superior Court Judge
Darius Assemi, CEO, Granville Homes
DeWayne Zinkin, Attorney at Law
H. Spees, Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Fresno
Scott Biehl, Owner, Mercedes-Benz of Fresno
Dr. SP Dhillon, MD
Cary Catalano, Founder & CEO, Catalano Fenske & Associates
Ryan Jacobsen, CEO, Fresno County Farm Bureau
Michele Meisch, Director of Client Services, JP Marketing
Mike Shirinian, Owner, The Elbow Room Bar & Grill
Laura Mather, Real Estate Broker, London Properties
Jerry & Paula De Young, De Young Properties
Peter & Angela De Young, Business Owners, Holiday Magic Studios
Dave Holden, Business and Public Safety Leader
Larry Salinas, Executive Director of Govt. Relations, Fresno State
Fred Vanderhoof, Fresno County Republican Party Chair
Howard Watkins, Ret. Attorney
Patricia Taylor Gallagher, Exec. Director, Madera County Transportation Commission
Mark Martinez, Fresno Fire Captain and Real Estate Agent
Tal Eslick, Owner, Eslick Public Affairs
Abigail Hudson, Associate Attorney, Sidley Austin
Peter Robertson, Director of Alumni Connections, CSU Fresno
David Rutheford, Pastor, CrossCity Christian Church
Keaton Baker, Youth Pastor, CrossCity Christian Church
Matt Rogers, Rogers Farms and Properties
Debbie Young, Career Director, Fresno State

Friends and Neighbors

Vince Gambero, Sales Manager, Sunlight International Sales
Randy Aoki, Special Events Coordinator, Fresno State
Tim & Ashleigh Greene, CEO, FitLife Fresno
Barbara Barstow, Realtor and FCRP Member
Andre Minuth, MD
Glendon Becker, FCRP Member
Susan Abbott, Fresno County Republican Central Committee Member
Gordon & Maxine Zante
Vern & Patricia Crow
Mark & Amy Lawrence
Kathryn Briesacher
Leah Billeadeau
Matthew Schulz
Zvonomir Repar
Tina Gonzalez
Jessica Cameron
Jake Mizner
Connor & Faith Myers
Dave & Kim Meyer
Reggie & Lori Mohun
Ken & Lynn Cooper
Bryce Herrera
Claire Domm
Mike Estala

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