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Happy Birthday, Tom!


It's amazing to think I've been working for Tom Torlakson now for more than 30 years. Over that time Tom has been my boss, my teacher and mentor, and my friend.

I am so proud of what we've accomplished together--first for the people of Contra Costa County and now statewide.

I'm so glad the teacher and County Supervisor for whom I started working is now fighting for every one of California's 6.2 million students as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Our team has fought tirelessly to secure more funding for our schools. And Tom's team has been striving to implement his Blueprint for Great Schools and do what is necessary to ensure every child receives a world-class education!

Friday, July 19, is Tom's birthday. Please join me in signing a online birthday card for him.

We'll share the signatures with Tom on his birthday so you can be part of the celebration!

Happy Birthday, Tom! Let's keep moving forward with our team on behalf of our students!

Best regards,

Gloria Omania
Tom Torlakson for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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signed 2013-10-25 13:23:15 -0700

Thank you for coming to Sacramento to support Diane Ravitch. Your message was clear. YOU CARE!

Best regards,

signed via 2013-09-19 19:46:14 -0700
Very Happy Birthday I hope things are going well
signed via 2013-07-29 00:01:26 -0700
Happy Belated Birthday, Tom. I have great respect for all you have done for California’s students. This past year, both my daughters are in public schools – UC Berkeley and American Indian Public Charter School II . I am very impressed with the high quality of public education they are receiving . Most importantly, they enjoy going to school to learn. Keep up the good work!
signed via 2013-07-28 21:18:23 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom! Keep up the good work!
signed via 2013-07-23 15:21:02 -0700
I could not think of a better choice for Education Superintendent than you. l know you will always do your very best for the children of our State. This type of integrity and character is what we so desperately need today in all areas of our common life. I was impressed with you from the first time I met you on the

BART Coalition and the Transportation Committee in Contra Costa County.
signed via 2013-07-22 16:12:03 -0700
Have a great Birthday Tom, you work so hard I hope you take a few days off.
signed via 2013-07-22 12:48:26 -0700
signed via 2013-07-22 01:36:13 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom. Many thanks for your inspiring commencement speech to our graduates. It was a great honor to have you and your wife in our 2013 annual graduation ceremony. Best regards, Jack.
signed via 2013-07-21 22:09:17 -0700
signed via 2013-07-21 20:39:08 -0700
Work people & employment— Be well and Happy Birthday!
signed via 2013-07-21 18:56:01 -0700
signed via 2013-07-21 18:28:07 -0700
Happy birthday Tom , from the teachers of Jefferson Elementary in Daly City !
signed via 2013-07-21 13:54:25 -0700
signed via 2013-07-21 13:28:05 -0700
Happy birthday Tom and best wishes to one of the finest athletes that I have had the pleasure to have worked with and closely watch his growth and progress over the years!! As the kids say at the college, “You da man!!”
signed via 2013-07-20 20:16:17 -0700
Happy Birthday

Padres Unidos California
signed via 2013-07-20 19:15:19 -0700
signed via 2013-07-20 14:05:22 -0700
I wish you were still involved in the Transportation Committee! Your help was always appreciated! Your a good man and I wish you the Happiest of Birthdays!
signed via 2013-07-20 13:14:40 -0700
Happy Birthday
signed via 2013-07-20 12:34:01 -0700
John Ittelson and I wish you the very best and thank you for all you do for education.
signed via 2013-07-20 12:12:09 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom!

Best wishes on you do. Thank you for the amazing work you doing for our children.

signed via 2013-07-20 07:45:30 -0700
happy birthday Tom!
signed 2013-07-20 07:12:11 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom! Have a wonderful year! You have my support!
signed via 2013-07-19 23:57:39 -0700
Happy Birthday Tom! Keep doing what you do.
signed via 2013-07-19 22:57:43 -0700
Happy Birthday Tom. Go Rams!
signed via 2013-07-19 21:43:01 -0700
Happy Birthday Tom. Thanks for your great leadership and vision!
signed via 2013-07-19 21:23:18 -0700
Happy Birthday fellow cancer. You and I were honored together during the CITEA meeting held in Riverside a number of years ago. Glad we are still seriving the students in California.
signed 2013-07-19 20:49:47 -0700
Happy Birthday!
signed via 2013-07-19 20:46:34 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom. It was nice to meet you recently at the get together in Napa. Enjoy your day!
signed 2013-07-19 20:05:13 -0700
signed via 2013-07-19 18:46:24 -0700
Happy Birthday, Tom! It’s a pleasure to work for you, and I deeply appreciate all you are doing for California students!
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