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Orange Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5

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Timothy L. "Tim" Surridge

Governing Board Member, Orange Unified School District, Trustee Area 5
31,117 votes (47%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improving school safety.
  • Expanding student job training curriculum.
  • Opposing Common Core.




As a teacher and leader with over 25 years of experience in education, I have always placed our students’ interests first. School safety is a priority to me and I will continue to work to ensure that our schools are the safest schools in Orange County.


During my term as OUSD Board Member my efforts have led to:


  • The reinstating of Art and Music in every elementary school districtwide;

  • Districtwide AED adoption; and

  • The preservation of our OUSD Charter Schools.


My work experience across all grade levels and as a coach has provided me unique experience and expertise to continue to lead the Orange Unified School District. My wife, a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher with over 30 years of experience, and I love living in this community and I want to continue to improve the quality of our public schools.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Women's Leadership Association
  • Orange County Board of Education Trustee Mari Barke
  • Orange County Board of Education Trustee Dr. Ken Williams

Organizations (3)

  • Orange County Pro-Family Candidate Council
  • Lincoln Club of Orange County
  • Family Action PAC

Elected Officials (5)

  • Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
  • Orange Councilmember Fred Whitaker
  • Orange Unified School District, Trustee Rick Ledesma
  • Orange Unified School District, Trustee John Ortega
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District, Trustee Phil Yarbrough

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


My goals for the next four years include:


  • Opposing the current sex education curriculum being pushed by Sacramento;

  • Improving school safety;

  • Expanding student job training curriculum; and

  • Opposing Common Core.


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