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Long time LGBT activist Gary Miller is seeking re-election to the Roseville City School District Board, and another LGBT community leader, David Larson, is running to fill an open seat on the same Board. Dmitriy Voloshin, a Russian man with a PhD in education, is running for the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento. All of the gay men running for school board seats are uniquely qualified and received $1,000 from Stonewall. Quinten received $500 for the Solano Community College Board. Here’s a short profile of each candidate. Stonewall hopes you will consider supporting these gay men and their campaigns. Each of them is in a tight race, where they have a strong chance to win, if they raise enough money and volunteers to get their message out. Gary Miller is a longtime Sacramento LGBTQ activist, who served on the Robla School Board in North Sacramento for almost 20 years, before moving and winning a seat on the Roseville School District Board in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012 and now serves as President. Gary is a member of the Sacramento Quakers, and the Stonewall Democratic Club. He believes, “Education is a lifetime experience.” David Larson owns a State Farm insurance business in Roseville and is well-known for his many years of service to the Sacramento LGBTQ community, most notably as the Founding President of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. . He has been the Chair of the Roseville Planning Commission and the President of his neighborhood association. David believes, “The decisions made now for our school district will shape and impact our children’s future for decades to come.” Dmitriy Voloshin is the Director of Educational Services at Linden Unified School District in Stockton. He was born in Odessa, Ukraine and came to the United States as a refugee 23 years ago. He moved to West Sacramento after receiving his PhD in Education from UC Santa Cruz in 1999. He was employed with the Washington Unified School District for several years, and is now seeking a seat on the Board. Dmitriy said, “I want to be a strong voice for equity and equality for all students and staff at the Washington Unified School District.” Quinten Voyce is a high school science teacher for Rodriquez High School’s Early College High School Program. He graduated from Solano College before going on to get an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and a master’s degree in education from the University of California in Davis. He lives in Solano County. Quinten says, I’ve got great friends in Sacramento, but my roots are here in Solano County. I want to make sure the next generation always has access to quality, affordable, community college education, just the same way I did.”

Quarterly- Fall 2016  
Quarterly- Fall 2016  
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