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  Busby, Francine P.
NameFrancine P. Busby
Cardiff, California , United States
Website [Link]
Born March 03, 1951 (70 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 14, 2015 06:48pm
InfoA dynamic public official and innovative community leader, Francine Busby has built an impressive record of public service. As a school board member, she handled fiscal crises and worked to make Cardiff Schools among the most fiscally and academically sound in the state. She managed the campaigns to mobilize her community around school bond measures because she believes every child deserves a quality education. Francine has experience in both business and non-profit ventures. She has a reputation for listening to people and getting things done.

Francine’s work includes serving as:

Current elected trustee of the Cardiff School District Board
Past President of the Cardiff Education Foundation where she lead the effort to raise $450,000 for Cardiff Schools to improve technology in the classroom and hire educational specialists.
Founding President of the Casa Theresa Central Guild to provide assistance to pregnant women.
Board Member of Friends of the Cardiff Library, Board Member of Cardiff Soccer Club, Past President of the Parent Staff Organization of the Cardiff School District and Scout Leader of Girl Scouts.
Active participant in organizations including Cardiff Chamber of Commerce, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, League of Women Voters, San Diego Alliance for Drug Free Youth, California School Board Association and California Elected Women's Association for Education and Research.
Francine’s professional experience reflects her varied interests and skills.

Francine enjoyed a career in international and domestic tourism and marketing as the group travel manager at the Walt Disney Travel Company.
She expanded her knowledge of San Diego’s diverse education community and provided science enrichment programs to schools throughout the county as program representative for Science Adventures.
Francine is currently an adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, San Marcos.
Francine is a native Southern Californian and second generation Italian-American, whose family story reflects the American dream. Her grandparents arrived with nothing, worked hard to build a better life for their families and lived to see Francine graduate from UC Irvine, succeed in her career and start her family.

Francine has lived in Cardiff for 17 years with David, her husband of 27 years. They have two children, Michael and Maria.



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  11/02/2010 CA - District 50 Lost 38.96% (-17.70%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 50 - D Primary Won 66.07% (+32.14%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 50 Lost 43.50% (-9.64%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 50 - Special Election Runoff Lost 45.02% (-4.55%)
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  04/11/2006 CA District 50 - Special Election Won 43.74% (+0.00%)
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