Elections 2012: Jason Lurie, Candidate for OUSD Board

Orindan Jason Lurie is running for one of two seats on the Orinda Union School District board

General Information

Name : Mr. Jason F. Lurie
Age : 37
Place of residence : Orinda



Attended college : Yes
College : UC Davis
Degree : BA
Year of graduation : 1996

Grad school

Ph D.

University : University of San Francisco
Area of research : JD
Year of graduation : 2002

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : Reynolds & Brown/Law Offices of Dana G. Parry

Political Information

Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : N/A
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: OUSD Board of Trustees
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Party HQ


Campaign Manager

Name : myself


Other facts

We are fortunate to live in a community that is united in its commitment to public education. That commitment has allowed OUSD to withstand extremely difficult fiscal pressure without compromising its high standards. Even more challenges lie ahead. Now is a time for pragmatic and solutions-oriented thinking on the OUSD Board. If elected, I pledge to make decisions informed by a full and objective review of the facts and circumstances after weighing all of the options. I have three children, ages 9, 7, and 3. I want them, and all of their OUSD peers, to have the best possible educational experience in Orinda. It would be a privilege to work collaboratively with other Trustees to serve Orinda's students.

Miles VanBuren October 04, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Carolyn, you say you are a Buddhist but are you not a hypocrite when you turn your back on one the fundamental teachings of Buddhism morality; "Right speech" which means to avoid lying, to avoid back biting or slander, to avoid harsh speech, and to avoid idle talk. You seem to be guilty of 4 out of 5 of those teachings in your rants against JD. So are you lying when you say you are a practicing Buddhist.
Andrew L. October 04, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Who exactly is a "customer" of Patch?
theresa October 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Wow! I sure learned a lot from this Jason Lurie posting. Not much about Jason, sadly, but lots about Mr. O'Connor, and even more about Ms. Phinney. I sure hope I didn't vote for her in her last election. If I did, I apologize to the Lamorinda community and assure you that she will not receive another one of my votes again.
Jim Collins November 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Jason, Last night I was forwarded the Orinda round table video from a few weeks ago. While you agreed with the other two candidates that funding is the biggest issue I found it odd that you didn't seem to have an opinion or understanding on the best course of action to take a bond measure versus a parcel tax. Or even what the difference is. This seems to be such a elementary issue to not have any insight on? Can you elaborate? You also seemed to be saying that we need women such as Sarah Butler volunteering but not on the school board. Given her answers seems well thought out and backed up with details this told me she can jump on board and make a differernce immediately. It just seems Matt Moran and Sarah Butler had such a better grasp of the issues facing the district at this time while you are lacking in this area. Also Matt and Sarah's broad based volunteer experience in the district should prove valuable what specific expereince at our schools do you bring to the table? It would be helpful to better understand what you have done for OUSD thus far? Thank you
Jason Lurie November 05, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Jim, the comment you posted saddened me. So far from denigrating Sarah Butler, I praised her as a passionate volunteer and advocate. I respect her and her views. You say that your criticisms of me are based on a video supplied to you. No one I know is aware of any video of the public forum. If there is one, please post it so that everyone can judge the weight of your criticisms for him or her self.


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