Pearson to Seek Re-election to CUSD Board of Trustees

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For Immediate Release

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Carlsbad, CA – September 22, 2020 – Carlsbad resident Ray Pearson, a local businessman and community leader, announced today that he will seek re-election to the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees.  


Pearson, who is completing his second term of office as a CUSD trustee, said “With the current pandemic and State recession impacting our students, now more than ever having an experienced school board member is needed to insure student success.”  Pearson was elected in 2014, during a special election to complete a vacated term of office and re-elected in 2016.  


For the last four years, Pearson has been committed to Carlsbad’s schools and to the local community’s safety, by passing Proposition HH; adding an additional Resource Officer from the Carlsbad Police Department and increasing security in and out of our schools; reducing the cost of college by giving students the opportunity to take courses from MiraCosta College; and improving student performance. 


Pearson also stated, “A key priority is preparing students for college and career by providing them with the curriculum, technology, and life skills training to be successful.”


He has worked with his colleagues on student’s digital literacy and providing every student with access to a laptop at school and at home.


Professionally, Pearson has worked 35 years in the U.S. and international telecommunications industry in senior management, general management and operations, business development, sales and marketing, and government affairs.  These major corporations include The Walt Disney Company, Westinghouse, The Weather Channel, and Western Digital.  He is currently Vice President of Content for Jewelry Television.


Pearson is married and has three adult children — two of whom are university graduates and one who is pursing undergraduate studies.  His youngest son, Dane, is a 2011 CHS graduate. 


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