Hi – I’m George Fuller and I am with my Norwegian Elkhound Service Dog Ivar (E-var).
A little about myself…
A decision has been made by myself, with the encouragement of many others, to seek a position on the Oakley City Council. Yes, our City needs a new direction, and I believe I can be a positive impetus for the needed, and desired, change.
I was born in Oakland, and raised in Southern California. Following high school, I attended Iowa State University. I took a to enlist in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era. I returned to Iowa State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Sociology. Returning to Southern California I joined the Los Angeles Police Department and served with that organization for twenty-two years.
During that period I was blessed with five children. I also earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of LaVerne. Two of my children were disabled, which had a tremendous impact on my life. Following the Los Angeles riots of 1992, I discerned a call to enter teaching as a profession. I retired from the police department and commenced on a new career.
I was a teacher in the secondary grades (8-12) for twenty years. I taught social science and special education. During the time, I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from California State University, Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to move to the Bay Area I settled in Oakley, a gregarious community of which there was great potential in my mind. I retired from the Alameda Unified School District.
I served as a school board member for the West Covina Unified School District, 1998-2010.
Daniel, my youngest child, drowned at the age of twenty-two, in large part of his disability. In his memory, I decided to follow a passion in my life, working with disabled persons, and creating a non-profit organization that would assist disabled students in navigating the postsecondary environment. I entered the University of San Francisco to complete my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Special Education. I am now writing my dissertation.
The non-profit, the Daniel Jonathan Memorial Fund, is now incorporated and operational. It is in its infancy as I nurture it along. I am the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.
I perceive the opportunity to serve the City of Oakley on the City Council as a fortuitous event to guide our City into a new direction. An opportunity to build a town where City Hall is committed to using the tax money wisely and focuses on the delivery of basic services to its citizens.
Doctor of Education Student, Special Education, University of San Francisco (completing my dissertation).
Master of Arts, Special Education, California State University, Los Angeles
Master of Public Administration, University of LaVerne
Bachelor of Science, Economics and Sociology, Iowa State University
Currently CEO, Daniel Jonathan Fuller Memorial Fund, a non-profit corporation I founded.
Special Education Teacher, various assignments – 14 years
Secondary Education Teacher, Social Science, Los Angeles Unified School District – eight years
Los Angeles Police Department – 22 years
- Briefly describe any previous political or civic experience you have:
Three terms (12 years) – Board of Education member, West Covina Unified School District
I have been employed in the public sector since I was nineteen years old (started with the U. S. Marine Corps), except for one year in the business sector (May Company) following my graduation from Iowa State University.
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