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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election

State of CaliforniaCandidate for Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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Lance Ray Christensen

Education Policy Executive
3,237,759 votes (36.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Return education control back to the parents.
  • Perform a "Kids First" audit of the Department of Education.
  • Restart curriculum framework processes parents find problematic, unscientific and misrepresenting their values.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Vice President, Education Policy & Govt Affairs
Vice President of Education Policy & Government Affairs, California Policy Center (2021–current)

Biography

A father of 5, Lance Christensen has 20 years of direct experience in education policy, as a teacher, legislative consultant, parent advocate, education nonprofit executive, and public finance specialist. Lance knows what it takes to produce an exceptional education, has the vision and leadership to re-establish California as the country’s best place to educate our children, and is willing to fight alongside parents on behalf of their children. 

 

 

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $155,542

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Morning Star Company
$11,100
2
Employees of IBP
$8,100
2
Employees of Self Employed - Kim Bengard
$8,100
3
The Gun Range and employees
$6,000
4
Employees of Schroeder Management Co Inc.
$5,000
4
Employees of Schroeder Management Co.,
$5,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 90.52%
Washington 5.92%
Idaho 1.83%
Colorado 0.68%
Other 1.05%
90.52%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.46%)
Small contributions (5.54%)
94.46%

By Type:

From organizations (6.28%)
From individuals (93.72%)
93.72%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

California’s public education is broken and continues to get worse. Despite record spending on our schools, decades of bad education policies have brought us among the lowest test scores and literacy rates in the nation. Unless dramatic steps are taken now and someone advocates for parents and children at the top, California won’t be able to graduate students who can read, work in the 21st Century’s dynamic economy or participate as thoughtful and engaged citizens in our communities.

Together we will:

  • Empower parents to make consequential decisions for their children’s education.

  • Hold K-12 schools accountable in their responsibility to provide a constitutionally protected, high-quality public education.

  • Allow a wide range of options for educational opportunities where the money follows the student.

 

We need to add parents back into the education equation.

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