School volunteer John Wu is set to challenge for Dublin Unified School District Trustee Area 3, a short-term position due to run through 2024.
With the campaign slogan of "Excellence for our Dublin Schools!', Wu is seeking election for Area 3 with a focus on several main campaign issues including school capacity solutions, adequate financial management, collaboration and increasing student opportunities.
"I would like to help contribute to our shared vision, which has always been to provide the best possible education for our children," Wu said on his campaign website. "By working collaboratively with the Board, faculty, staff, students, parents and community groups, we can weather these challenges and emerge stronger."
Wu, who has volunteer experience at the school and district levels, is campaigning against current Trustee William Kuo, who has served on the board since May 2021 -- having been appointed by the other trustees as the interim successor to his late wife Catherine Kuo, who died while in office.
Wu was among the two other applicants for the vacant Area 3 seat last year when William Kuo was appointed.
A resident of 12 years, Wu has previously volunteered with various educational institutions and committees. He has served as the Parent Faculty Club vice president at both Dougherty Elementary School and Dublin High. Presently he contributes to the DUSD Budget Committee.
Per his campaign statement, Wu said, "I love the community and I am passionate about providing the best quality education to our children."
The challenger pulls from a background in computer science and tech within Silicon Valley, as well as real estate brokerage experience in the private sector. Wu feels these experiences will help lend themselves to leadership on the school board, if elected.
"I will bring my years of diverse and extensive work and community serving experiences to the Dublin School Board," Wu said. "My skills in technology, finance, management and community services will benefit the school board."
With his volunteering at Dougherty, Wu often oversees budget and finance concerns for the club, organizes school events and aiding with educational grants.
"Dublin has always been a diverse and inclusive community," Wu said. "We are here to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing education demands and serve all the K-12 educational needs in our city."
The Area 3 position up for election is a shortened term through 2024, to get Area 3 back on its regular four-year election cycle following the unexpected vacancy upon Catherine Kuo's death.
To learn more about Wu and his DUSD Area 3 campaign, visit Johnwu4dusd.com.