We won!

We won!
Much gratitude to every single person who endorsed, donated, walked, talked, hosted, posted/waved signs, texted, and voted in support of my re-election to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District school board.
And thank you to my husband Sandy and our kids, for your unwavering support of my time & energy spent on organizing for our schools & community.
Thank you to my mom, Mary Kay Melton, the unofficial campaign assistant and party planner extraordinaire who persuades her whole community to engage & vote.
Thank you to my stellar all-volunteer campaign leads who dedicated so much time to managing every detail these last few months:
  • Aasim Yahya, Campaign Manager
  • Erin Roeder, Treasurer
  • Amanda Regenstein, Field Director
  • Michelle Alas, Communications Director
  • Sam Benabou, Data Guru
  • Julie Contreras, Graphic Designer
  • Lorena Pena, Translator
  • Aleah Clark, Student Fellow
This landslide victory was made possible by each and every one of you coming together for the vision of welcoming, safe, inclusive schools for every Mt Diablo student. And now our coalition working to realize that vision is broader & stronger for it.

My deepest gratitude for going on this journey with me,

p.s. I also want to say thank you to Herbert Lee for entering this race. Having an opponent gave us the opportunity to be on the ballot and  therefore to engage voters this election season in deep conversations about how to best support our local public schools.

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Have you voted yet?

Have you turned in your ballot yet?

My husband and I used to have a tradition of taking our kids with us to the polls, and now we just walk over to the ballot drop box down the street at the Ygnacio Valley library. We voted last Monday!

Turn in your ballot ASAP to make sure it gets counted. There's a drop box at the Clayton library too!

There are so many convenient ways to vote:

Please share: 

Your voice is powerful! Here's an image for you to text or email to your network. Just write in the link to cherisekhaund.com, and add your reason for voting for Cherise to make it even more impactful. 

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East Bay Times Endorsement

#BreakingNews - our campaign received endorsement from the East Bay Times!

Here's the headline:

Editorial: For Mt. Diablo school board, reelect Khaund and Mason
During trying pandemic times, they have made tough decisions to protect teacher health and district finances

I appreciate that they recognize our school board’s hard work from the past few years.

And, this Sunday is my birthday. 

What's the best birthday gift you can give a candidate?  Your time, energy and enthusiasm!

Join me this Sunday to walk door to door to spread the word and ask voters to support my re-election to Mt Diablo School Board. 

Sign up at https://www.cherisekhaund.com/birthdaywalk2022

Break a Sweat Run for Education This Saturday

Plus it’s not too late to support the Mt Diablo Education Foundation by running, walking or volunteering in the Break a Sweat Run for Education this Saturday Oct 1st right here at Heather Farms.

Join the Foundation team or your school team at breakasweat.run

Do your friends/neighbors have questions about me?  Please share:

  1. This About Me page from my campaign website
  2. The East Bay Times Endorsement
  3. This short video, where I discuss my first term accomplishments and goals for the next term.

Thank you to everyone who has walked with and for this campaign so far. Here are some fun photos!




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Let's Walk

What fun it's been to get out and about, meeting people in person! 

You never know who you’ll meet where.  I ran into Tilly while walking my dog, and found out she is the custodian at Walnut Acres Elementary. Thank you, Tilly, for all you do for our students!

Jenny Kim is a Walnut Acres parent I have admired for years, ever since she organized the first International Fair there. And now she is Principal of the local Walnut Creek Korean school, so be sure to check them out to learn Korean for free!

Wonderful to meet Bill Hansen, first principal of Northgate High, along the route of Northgate Band March-a-thon where I was a parent volunteer bike chaperone.

And at Monument Impact’s gala I got to meet these two YVHS students who were recognized for their excellent commitment to serving community

Then there were political events. Thanks to Amanda Regenstein for being my spokesperson at the Gun Sense Candidate event.

Join Us:

Sign up at https://www.cherisekhaund.com/volunteer_khaund


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