Hayden Sidun is an experienced leader.

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Hayden Sidun (pronounced SID-in) is running for the LVJUSD School Board to be the voice for Livermore's more than 13,000 students and effect bold change that will benefit Livermore and its next generation of leaders.

Hayden has deep roots in the Tri-Valley. Born in Walnut Creek in 2004, he spent his early years in San Ramon before moving to Livermore in 2011, where he continued second grade at Joe Michell K-8 School. He graduated from Granada High School one trimester early in 2022 and is now studying political science at Las Positas College as a first-generation college student.

 

Inspired by his experiences in Livermore's public schools, Hayden is pursuing public service as a recent graduate to bring young voices and a student's perspective to the table.

Hayden was involved in his school community as editor-in-chief of his middle school newspaper and a member of Granada's mock trial team. Hayden is an avid writer with two self-published books and multiple letters to the editor published in The Independent, and he was a Boy Scout for four years in Livermore's Troop 924, reaching the Life rank and holding multiple leadership positions in his troop.

Hayden's passion for politics spurred him to work on local campaigns with a focus on social media and voter outreach during the 2020 election cycle. Hayden later served on Livermore's Equity and Inclusion Working Group and interned in the district office of Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. In addition to his school board campaign, Hayden is a campaign staffer for Dublin councilmember Shawn Kumagai.

Hayden is the son of a preschool teacher and a Teamsters truck driver. He has three younger siblings, two of whom are students in Livermore's public schools.

Why is Hayden running for school board?

Student voices matter! Hayden's experience as a former student and recent graduate makes him the best person to identify issues within our school district and produce effective solutions to address them.

A sitting school board trustee told Hayden that the most valuable feedback is a student's feedback. But student opinions are often overlooked, even though students are the main group being directly affected by the school board's decisions. For over 10 years, Hayden saw firsthand how Livermore teachers conducted their classrooms and experienced student life inside and outside the classroom. This experience gives him a perspective held by no other candidate or sitting trustee that he will employ in his policies and decision-making process.

Hayden is the descendant of a long line of union workers dating back to World War II and knows firsthand how a labor union benefits real people. That's why he will fight hard for our teachers on the school board and continue to organize with elected officials and community leaders to deliver tangible results for Livermore families.

Hayden is also running in consideration of his younger siblings, who will be affected by the school board's decisions for many years to come. His younger siblings and thousands of students like them will benefit from a trustee who is a product of Livermore schools and can speak from experience as a student.