April 18, 2018 (Rocklin, CA) -- From teachers to trustees, Regina Bateson has garnered the support of the education community in CA04. Bateson, an educator herself, feels her community’s public schools laid the foundation for her success. “I grew up here” she says. “This is where I learned the values of hard work, family, and standing up for what’s right. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
Endorsers include Roseville Union Joint High School District Superintendent Ron Severson, and Board President Paige Stauss, in addition to Board Member of the Roseville City School District, Gary Miller. Growing up in Roseville, many of these educators were role models for Bateson, who maintained a rigorous extracurricular schedule and graduated valedictorian of her class at Granite Bay High School.
Former Principals Bud Nobili and Bob Christiansen, as well as former Art Teacher, John Bowler, of Del Oro High School have endorsed Bateson’s campaign. Kathi Jensen, former Principal of William Brooks Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, and former Primary Teacher, Annie Bowler, of Georgetown School in the Black Oak Mine Unified School District, have also pledged their support. “It’s time to get a new face representing District 4. Regina has a great background and many experiences she can draw from to come up with solutions instead of just voting party line,” explains Bob Christiansen.
Bateson firmly believes that our children deserve a world-class public education. In Congress, she would push the federal government to fund special education, which will free up money for school districts to pay for additional important programs. Bateson is raising her family in Roseville, the same community she grew up in. "In the future, all of our kids will look back on this time and will want to know what did we do? This is a pivotal moment for us." she says.
Bateson is currently on leave from MIT, where she has focused her tenure-tracked career as a political science professor on military security analysis. Her most recent published work analyzes how militaries work with and train civilians and militia members. Regina has received several awards for her research and for her mentoring of undergraduate students.