Meet the Candidate: Bill Dyer, Trustee for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District

The following is a questionnaire sent out by The Bee to candidates for the November 2009 election. Candidates supplied the answers, and they are being published it their unedited form.

What is your full, legal name?

William Wayne Dyer

What name do you prefer be used in print?

William or Bill

What office do you seek?

Trustee, Board of Education, Oakdale Joint Unified School District

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

To continue the unfinished projects of the Bond Election, mainly the upgrading of classroom structures at the Junior High site and the construction of an aquatic center at the High School site. Equal to the above reason or perhaps more important is the financial impact on the district created by the State’s fiscal situation. My main concern is to at least maintain the level of educational excellence that we have worked so hard for.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

To continue to provide the best possible educational opportunities for all the students of the district, regardless of their level of expertise.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

My extensive background in education and my years of experience on the school board.

Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

Retires. Industrial Education Instructor, Oakdale High School. 37 years

What date were you born and where?

What is your spouse's name, if any?

Margaret Jean Dyer Jean preferred

What are the names and ages of your children, if any?

Philip Curtis Dyer Curt, age 50

Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

Click here for resume.

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)

Juvenile Justice Commission, Grand Jury Member, see resume for dates

Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)

Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Click here for dates.

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?

Hopefully less than $2,000

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.


Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.\No