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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1989
Robert D. Peterson, who is now in his sixth term as county superintendent of Orange County schools, announced Friday that he has decided to run for a seventh term next June. Peterson, who has never faced serious opposition and ran unopposed in 1986, said he is announcing earlier than usual because elections have become more costly. Peterson said he wants to begin collecting campaign funds, with a goal of $60,000 by the end of the year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 24 years in office, voters on Tuesday handed County Supt. of Schools Robert Peterson a crushing defeat and elected John F. Dean, a veteran educator strongly backed by the state's teacher's union. A dejected Peterson said Dean's 2-1 margin of victory was "larger than I expected--I thought it would be closer." "Folks must feel that I'm ready for retirement, although I don't feel that way," said Peterson, 70. "But the voters are supreme."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO
A Whittier College education professor filed nominating petitions in the race for Orange County superintendent of schools Tuesday, marking the first serious challenge in more than a decade for longtime schools chief Robert D. Peterson. John F. Dean, 63, a Newport Beach resident who has been chairman of Whittier's education department for 19 years, submitted 3,000 signatures to the county Board of Elections on Tuesday morning, officially placing him on the ballot for the June 5 election.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a heated political campaign going on in Orange County that has been rife with antagonism and peppered with charges of mismanagement and incompetence. Problem is, hardly anyone knows about it. Although the county superintendent of schools commands a staff of 1,100 employees and oversees a $74.5-million budget, the low-profile candidates--including the incumbent, Robert Peterson--have failed to capture the attention of the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990
The combatants: Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) faces a political newcomer in Democrat Tom Umberg. Incumbents are usually safe, but Democrats consider this race one of their best chances this year to unseat a Republican because Pringle is sitting in the only district in Orange County that is not dominated by GOP voters. Key issues: This district includes some of the county's most notorious drug and gang neighborhoods, so both candidates are fighting hard for the title of crime fighter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Whittier College education professor, using a novel appeal to area school district superintendents, is quietly testing the waters for a bid to unseat controversial longtime Orange County Supt. of Schools Robert D. Peterson. The professor, John F.
NEWS
December 24, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Education Supt. Robert D. Peterson labors in a strange kind of obscurity. He is one of the highest-paid public educators in the state-- only two elected officials in the county make more--and he sits at the helm of a sprawling $66-million-a-year educational bureaucracy. And yet, after 23 years and six countywide elections, Peterson still maintains a low political profile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, most of them were all but unknown to most county residents. But when the votes were tallied early Wednesday, they had marched into the limelight. John F. Dean, a Whittier College professor of education; Joy L. Neugebauer, a veteran of the Westminster City Council, and James G. Enright, chief deputy district attorney, stunned incumbents by winning enough votes to force November runoffs. None captured a post outright, and two, Neugebauer and Enright, face uphill struggles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a relatively obscure college professor began testing the waters last December for a possible run at the county superintendent of schools, incumbent Robert Peterson brushed him off as just another in a long line of unsuccessful challengers. "He would be swimming upstream," Peterson said after the professor, John F. Dean, announced that he was considering becoming a candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 24 years in office, voters on Tuesday handed County Supt. of Schools Robert Peterson a crushing defeat and elected John F. Dean, a veteran educator strongly backed by the state's teacher's union. A dejected Peterson said Dean's 2-1 margin of victory was "larger than I expected--I thought it would be closer." "Folks must feel that I'm ready for retirement, although I don't feel that way," said Peterson, 70. "But the voters are supreme."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County Supt. of Schools Robert Peterson and challenger John F. Dean headed into the home stretch of their tight race Wednesday night, answering tough questions from a large crowd of educators and taking snipes at each other during a forum. Meeting at a joint gathering of the Assn. of California School Administrators and the Orange County School Boards Assn. at the Irvine Marriott, the two spent an hour fielding probing questions submitted by the more than 100 educators in attendance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John F. Dean, the college professor who is mounting the first serious challenge to Robert Peterson in Peterson's 24 years as county schools superintendent, has a campaign war chest more than five times greater than the incumbent's with just a month to go before the election, according to financial disclosure reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990
The combatants: Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) faces a political newcomer in Democrat Tom Umberg. Incumbents are usually safe, but Democrats consider this race one of their best chances this year to unseat a Republican because Pringle is sitting in the only district in Orange County that is not dominated by GOP voters. Key issues: This district includes some of the county's most notorious drug and gang neighborhoods, so both candidates are fighting hard for the title of crime fighter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, most of them were all but unknown to most county residents. But when the votes were tallied early Wednesday, they had marched into the limelight. John F. Dean, a Whittier College professor of education; Joy L. Neugebauer, a veteran of the Westminster City Council, and James G. Enright, chief deputy district attorney, stunned incumbents by winning enough votes to force November runoffs. None captured a post outright, and two, Neugebauer and Enright, face uphill struggles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a relatively obscure college professor began testing the waters last December for a possible run at the county superintendent of schools, incumbent Robert Peterson brushed him off as just another in a long line of unsuccessful challengers. "He would be swimming upstream," Peterson said after the professor, John F. Dean, announced that he was considering becoming a candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990 | TONY MARCANO
A Whittier College education professor filed nominating petitions in the race for Orange County superintendent of schools Tuesday, marking the first serious challenge in more than a decade for longtime schools chief Robert D. Peterson. John F. Dean, 63, a Newport Beach resident who has been chairman of Whittier's education department for 19 years, submitted 3,000 signatures to the county Board of Elections on Tuesday morning, officially placing him on the ballot for the June 5 election.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a heated political campaign going on in Orange County that has been rife with antagonism and peppered with charges of mismanagement and incompetence. Problem is, hardly anyone knows about it. Although the county superintendent of schools commands a staff of 1,100 employees and oversees a $74.5-million budget, the low-profile candidates--including the incumbent, Robert Peterson--have failed to capture the attention of the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John F. Dean, the college professor who is mounting the first serious challenge to Robert Peterson in Peterson's 24 years as county schools superintendent, has a campaign war chest more than five times greater than the incumbent's with just a month to go before the election, according to financial disclosure reports.
NEWS
December 24, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Education Supt. Robert D. Peterson labors in a strange kind of obscurity. He is one of the highest-paid public educators in the state-- only two elected officials in the county make more--and he sits at the helm of a sprawling $66-million-a-year educational bureaucracy. And yet, after 23 years and six countywide elections, Peterson still maintains a low political profile.
NEWS
December 10, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Whittier College education professor, using a novel appeal to area school district superintendents, is quietly testing the waters for a bid to unseat controversial longtime Orange County Supt. of Schools Robert D. Peterson. The professor, John F.
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