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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California

Junta Directiva de Educación del Condado de OrangeCandidato para Síndico, Área de Síndico 3

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Michael Parham

Governing Board Member, Irvine Unified School District
39,671 votos (33.4%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Providing on-line learning opportunities to more students, enabling the latest in technology to better prepare students for the local job market.
  • Bringing charter school choices to parents in communities where the public schools have not been successful.
  • Spend less taxpayer money on frivolous travel and perks by politicians.



Profesión:CPA, Investment Banker and Board Member of Irvine Unified School District
President, Sheridan Capital Advisory, Inc. (2009–current)
Governing Board Member, Irvine Unified School District — Cargo elegido (2004–current)


New York University Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Accounting (1993)
Dartmouth College Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, Russian Language (1991)

Actividades comunitarias

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1986–current)


Michael Parham was born and raised in California first becoming involved in community service at age 12, as a student member of the committee working on parcel tax issues after the passage of Prop. 13. An Eagle Scout, Michael attended Dartmouth College where he double majored in Economics and Russian Language graduating with honors. He received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and also became a licensed CPA.

Michael went on to earn FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses while working in the financial services industry in New York. Michael started a boutique investment bank in 2009, and previously was Managing Director of the Energy Services Group at McGladrey Capital Markets where he honed his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and audit. Michael spent 12 years in New York City in the M&A departments of Peter J. Solomon Company, Credit Lyonnais Securities, Daiwa Securities and the international audit group at Deloitte & Touche.

Michael Parham has worked with public and private stakeholders overseeing transactions ranging from $10 million to $2 billion. As CEO of Black Viper Energy Services, an MWD services provider based in Midland, Texas Michael oversaw a successful interval of business expansion that positioned his company as a leader in the industry. He is currently Chairman of Title XI Software, based in Irvine.

Michael and his family returned to California and settled in Irvine in 2002 where his children attended elementary school in the Irvine Unified School District. In 2003 he served as Plaza Vista PTA President (K-8). In 2004, with an extensive business and accounting background, Michael became a valued addition to the Irvine Unified School Board.

He became President of the IUSD Board in 2008 and was reelected again in 2012 allowing him to spearhead efforts that have expanded the reputation of excellence in Irvine while saving taxpayers over $20 Million through the “Green Team Initiative”. In 2009 his leadership helped the IUSD to receive the prestigious District Leadership Award at the Green California Schools Summit & Exposition.

Michael and his wife know the importance of quality education for every child. Michael has a daughter in college and a son who is a senior at Northwood High School. The Parham family also has two young children beginning the schooling process in a dual-immersion Spanish program.

Michael Parham is honored to be running for Orange County Board of Education while also working to ensure the passage of the IUSD (SFID) Bond to bring more than $200 Million to our schools throughout the district, upgrading school facilities while creating a more equitable learning environment for all. As a member of The Orange County Board of Education Michael Parham will be able to continue his commitment to expanding quality educational opportunity for all students throughout Orange County.


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Funcionarios electos (5)

  • Marian Bergeson, CA Secretary of Education (ret.)
  • Jack O'Connell, CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction (ret.)
  • Bill Habermehl, Orange County Superintendent of Public Instruction (ret.)
  • Lynn Daucher, Assemblywoman (ret.)
  • Terry Walker, Superintendent of Schools IUSD

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

MICHAEL PARHAM Governing Board Member, Irvine Unified School District As an Irvine Unified School District Trustee for the past 12 years, I have fought wasteful bureaucracy, while keeping students as the focus of each and every decision. Through smart and efficient leadership, Irvine has: The highest SAT scores in Orange County All 4 High Schools ranked among America’s best Grammy Awards for Music Programs National recognition for Science and Technology Safe, state-of-the-art facilities I earned a Bachelor’s from Dartmouth College (with honors), an MBA from NYU, and am a Certified Public Accountant. I run my own business and have learned how to cope with making payroll amid burdensome government oversight. I’m married with four children ranging from pre-school to college. I will eliminate taxpayer funded travel and perks going to politicians. Endorsements Include: Orange County Board of Education Trustees David Boyd, Jack Bedell, Elizabeth Parker (ret.) State Secretary of Education Marian Bergeson (ret.) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell (ret.) Orange County Superintendent of Schools Bill Habermehl (ret.) Local Superintendents Terry Walker (IUSD), Clint Harwick (SVUSD), and Doug Domene (PYLUSD) It’s time for a change so that our students receive a quality education. With strong and proven leadership, Orange County schools will thrive by returning back to basics.

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