"We've got aerospace companies adopting science classes, engineering companies adopting math classes; heck, we even got the Raiders to adopt our football team. The kids are getting experts in the field and it isn't costing the district a dime. I'd really like to see the program expanded."
President of Group
Jones, a past Chamber of Commerce president, also is president of Citizens for El Segundo's Future, an activist group that has criticized the City Council majority for what it terms an "anti-business" attitude.
A local insurance agent, Jones said he has "no particular goals" for the district. "I just want to make a little better whatever I touch," he said.
"I like the direction the district is going in. We've tightened curriculum requirements, we've tightened up discipline, and I think we've got some good programs going. I'd just like to keep things on that track."
Also listed on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election will be Ralph Aston, Stacey Palmer and David Blaser. All three said they have withdrawn their candidacies and will not be campaigning.