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Sacramento County Board of EducationCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 4

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Michael Alcalay

Business Owner/Parent
19,054 votes (42.76%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work tirelessly to close the student achievement gap
  • Advocate for and bring the the best teaching resources for our teachers
  • Make certain our students are prepared to enter the workforce no matter their career objectives



Profession:Small Business Owner, parent of three children and education volunteer for more than 20 years
Owner, Alcalay Communications (1998–current)
Past Chair and Current Board Member, Mission Oaks Recreation And Park District — Appointed position (2009–current)
Past Chair and Current Commissioner, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency — Appointed position (2010–current)


California State University, Northridge Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communications (current)

Community Activities

Advisory Board Member -- Finance, Transportation and Facilities Committee, San Juan Unified School District (2014–current)
Parent Volunteer -- School Site Council, fundraiser, classroom/events , San Juan Unified School District (1999–current)
Recreation Soccer Coach, Del Dayo Soccer Club (1995–current)


I am excited about the future!  Which is why I am running for the Sacramento County Board of Education (SCOE) District 4 Seat, and asking for your support.   MY PASSION IS EDUCATION, the best tool that we have to help our children succeed and prosper.

In 2014, I was appointed by San Juan USD board member Paulo to serve on the San Juan district's Finance, Transportation and Facilities Committee.  As a member of the FT & F Committee, I have worked hard to become knowledgeable on some of the most important issues facing our schools.  As a community business leader, and parent, l have the unique perspective to fight for more support for students, teachers and schools.

My wife, an elementary school librarian in the San Juan Unified School District, and I have three children --  two have graduated and one is a high school Junior in the San Juan Unified School District.

I have worked hard to serve our community and the kids in our region.  In this race, I am honored to have the support and endorsements of San Juan Unified School Board Members Greg Paulo and Saul Hernandez, Citrus Heights City Council Members Sue Frost and Mel Turner and Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters among many others.

From my experience as a father, business owner, educator, coach, community volunteer, I have been devoted to bringing about positive change and to give the next generation of students the best tools to compete in a changing world.

My wife and I love our community and my work on the SCOE board would be a continuation of the service that I have performed for our schools and other boards.

I will continue to develop relationships with parents, teachers and students, visit schools and listen to your concerns and ideas so that every student can achieve. Thank you for your consideration and I would be honored to have your vote. 


Michael Alcalay

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Sacramento Bee

Elected Officials (5)

  • San Juan Unified School Board Member Saul Hernandez
  • San Juan Unified School Board Member Greg Paulo
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters
  • Citrus Heights City Council member Mel Turner
  • Citrus Heights City Council member Sue Frost

Individuals (2)

  • Juan C Yniguez, Chair, Finance, Transportation and Facilities Committee for San Juan Unified School District
  • Ed Howard, Child Advocate

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— June 2, 2016 Michael Alcalay

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