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Tuesday November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Calistoga Joint Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Martin E. Hunt

1,098 votes (19.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Higher the best Superintendent possible
  • Continue to reduce the achievement gap of our students
  • Continue to improve the learning environment of the campuses.



Profession:Electric Utility Principal Project Manager
Principal Project Manager, Pacific, Gas & Electric Company (1980–current)
School Board Trustee, Calistoga Joint Unified School District — Elected position (1998–current)


St. Mary's of California Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (1996)


My wife Toni and I have lived in Calistoga for 31 years. Our two daughters went all through school in Calistoga, one graduating from Calistoga High School in 2008 and the other in 2010, completing undergraduate degrees from UCLA and UC Davis respectively. Over the years, I have been involved with local sports organizations, including Calistoga Little League, the Wildcat Athletic Boosters Club and Napa Youth Soccer League, both as a volunteer and a coach. I have worked as a volunteer on behalf of the Calistoga Education Foundation and in support of many of Calistoga’s service organizations. Professionally, I have worked for PG&E for 36 years, primarily based in Santa Rosa. Currently, I am the Principal Project Manager for the electrification of Caltrain and the California High Speed Rail Project.    

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Martin E. Hunt:

Calistoga is a Basic Aid district so does get funding in the traditional sense. The local property taxes provide the funding to Calistoga which in the last 10 years has exceeded what the State would provide. With that siad, it is the District Leadership's duty to make sure that there are reserves set aside incase the financial situation changes. The Board has set goals for the District administrators to budget the dollars we do get to the appropriate areas. 

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