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Mercer Island School District No. 400

Director Position No. 2

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Brian Giannini Upton

3040 78TH AVE SE #670

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040-0670

(206) 860-4992

Education: University of Wyoming, Fine Arts and Education
Occupation: Dad, Community Volunteer, Advocate for Students and Public Education

As a School Board Director, I work tirelessly to honor our district’s history, and to enrich and protect resources for each student. I am focused on strategic advocacy, policy development, and student centered priorities such as rigorous learning, inclusive and equitable environments, and safe and supportive school communities. I serve as a liaison to district advisory committees and collaborate with cross-district workgroups addressing emerging critical issues. As a regionally elected member of the WSSDA Legislative Committee, I regularly convey our children’s needs and aspirations to policy makers from Olympia to Washington D.C. 

It is an honor to serve our District. I will continue to ensure that each child, regardless of race, characteristic, or circumstance, has the support and resources they need to create their future. www. 

Endorsements: Senator Lisa Wellman, Representative Tana Senn, Representative My-Linh Thai, Former Representative Marcie Maxwell, MISD Pathfinder Dawn Bennett, WA 41st Democrats, WA Stonewall Democrats

Dan Glowitz

Dan Glowitz

3040 78th Ave SE #619


Education: J.D., University of Michigan; BA - Political Science, Amherst College (magna cum laude); MIHS (1999)
Occupation: Attorney (focused on corporate governance and intellectual property); stay-at-home parent

Mercer Island should be a beacon that shows what’s possible in a small, well-educated, and passionate community that values education.

Our school system and our city have prospered by maintaining high academic standards and by earning the public’s trust.  As a board member, I will strengthen this legacy by promoting open dialogue and ensuring that data drives decisions.  My legal background has prepared me to work collaboratively while asking hard questions.  Volunteering on Mercer Island has inspired a heart-felt belief that a more equitable future depends upon our children receiving a well-rounded education that focuses on fundamentals; an education that's rigorous, relevant, innovative and individualized.  One which enables them to take the next step in their journey upon graduation, wherever that may be.

Endorsements:  KC Democrats; Deputy Mayor Wendy Weiker; MISD Board Members David D’Souza and Tam Dinh; Ralph Jorgenson; Adair Dingle; Ken Glass, Dave Myerson; Kristy Sieckhaus; Bin Lang

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