Our Children Are Our Future. They Deserve A Great Education. Elect Jeff Conklin

About me

Why am I running for the EUSD Board?

I am running for the Eureka Union School Board because I believe passionately in the importance of a good education. Our children will compete internationally for college, jobs and careers. We must prepare them by equipping each child with a great education. Our children are the future. I feel compelled to help each and all of them as students in the Eureka Union School District. EUSD has an outstanding team of teachers, staff and administrators. As a member of the board, I am committed to ensuring that the schools in our district continue to deliver the excellent education that our students, parents and teachers expect.


Why EUSD? Our triplets benefited tremendously from a great EUSD education and I want to give back. My wife, Joella, and I moved here from Southern California 8 years ago with our three children—Jonathan—Jillian—James. We picked our home specifically to be within the Eureka Union School District so that our kids could attend Excelsior and then Olympus. It was a great decision. Like all children, ours have their own individual ways of learning. They have each blossomed and are now at GBHS. One of our boys is on the autism spectrum. He had a wonderful experience with the teachers and resources he received through EUSD. Eureka Union School District provides outstanding education. My commitment is to keep us on that path.


I was raised in a family of educators. My mom taught for over 20 years. My sister taught for more than 30 years. My brother was a teacher and became a school district superintendent in Southern California. My wife was a school nurse in Southern California and a nurse at Excelsior’s Outdoor Education Camp. For more than 24 years I have been on the board of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children. I am a health care executive and work for a non-profit, faith-based, health care company based here in Roseville. I am a leader with experience in strategic planning, finance and business operations as well as non-profit boards.


Our children are the future. Eureka Union School District will prepare them to be ready for it. I will be a steward of EUSD’s resources and bring my skills and passion to the EUSD Board of Trustees.


Please vote for me so together we can give our children the best possible future! 


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