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Poppenga files to run for Davis school board

By From page A2 | July 22, 2014

Bob Poppenga

Bob Poppenga. Davis school board candidate. Don Preisler/Courtesy photo

Bob Poppenga officially joined the Davis school board race on Monday, filing candidacy papers with the Yolo County Elections Office.

Poppenga filed as a candidate for one of the three school board seats with a four-year term. The election will be on Nov. 4.

“I’m looking forward to engaging the community as the campaign moves forward,” he told The Enterprise.

Poppenga is a professor of veterinary toxicology at UC Davis; he joined the faculty here in 2004. His career as a university educator, which began in 1987, includes six years at Michigan State University and 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association.

He grew up in Springfield, Ill., and did his doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Poppenga and his wife Amy, who also is a UCD faculty member, have two daughters in the local schools — one entering the ninth grade, the other entering the seventh grade this fall.

Poppenga (rhymes with “bay”) recently participated in the Davis school district’s strategic planning process as a member of the Professional Development Action Team.

Campaign supporters include Debbie Nichols Poulos, a former Davis City Council member and retired teacher; Jesse Ortiz, incoming Yolo County superintendent of schools; B.J. Kline, a former Davis school board member; and Bruce Wolk, a UCD emeritus law professor.

The Poppenga campaign website is http://bob4schools.org and the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/bob4schools.



Jeff Hudson

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