The 57-year-old said his background makes him a good candidate for county superintendent of schools, an elected position that appears on the ballot every four years.
“I think, clearly, if based on my experience and qualifications, I’m the most qualified person for this position,” Mousalimas said. “I’m passionate about serving our students, all students in our county.”
A Tracy resident, Mousalimas has strong ties to the city, having been a Tracy Unified School District employee for 10 years before working more than five years at the county level.
At TUSD, he was an office administrator, director of alternative education and assistant superintendent of human resources.
Mousalimas oversees a broad assortment of educational programs as deputy superintendent, including special education, Common Core implementation, state preschool, three charter schools, court and community schools, career and technical education, migrant education and science camp. He is the president of four charter school boards.
Mousalimas earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Education in administration from College of New Jersey and an administrative services credential through California State University, Stanislaus.
Also seeking the superintendent position are Dr. Gary Dei Rossi and Dr. Jeff Tilton, who announced their candidacy in August.
Registered county voters can cast their vote for superintendent during the statewide primary on June 3.
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