Paid for by Darrell Peeden for School Board



    2724 Gateway Dr, Riverside, CA 92507

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    It's Time to Make our Voices Heard!

    Peeden 2019 is a campaign that brings Moreno Valley parents, teachers and students together to champion the needs of our community. Together, we can solve the pressing issues that impact our students and educators.


    Darrell Peeden is a former Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Trustee representing Area 5. In 2018, he was removed by a petition led by a corporation seeking to privatize public education in Moreno Valley. He is now seeking your support to send a clear message to special interest; our public education system in Moreno Valley is not for sale! 


    We’re the only campaign running the right way: no corrupt political machines, corporate PACs, and no corporate special interest money. We put all our faith and effort into everyday people, families, and communities.  

    Our children in Moreno Valley deserve to attend the best public schools in California. Together, we can accomplish this and much more...

    Why Support Darrell? 

    Every child in Moreno Valley should be afforded the opportunity to succeed and thrive. Together, we can achieve this!"

    Darrell Peeden is a husband, father, academic scholar, social entrepreneur, and community activist. He was born and raised in the Inland Empire and has been a proud resident of Moreno Valley for over a decade. His daughters attend Sugar Hill Elementary because he believes in Moreno Valley schools. He is running for Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education because he is committed to facilitating and protecting the high-quality public education that our students and families deserve.

    Darrell is a product of public education and understands the struggles both students and educators face. After growing up in poverty in a single parent household, Darrell dedicated his life to helping young people find their voice and succeed by breaking down the barriers of social and economic injustice through a non-profit he founded 20 years ago.

    In his career, Darrell has contributed to building a non-profit whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through mentoring, education and community organizing. His work has led to thousands of young men and women being mentored and given the opportunity to succeed. His ability to navigate through adversity, and his dedication to serve others contributes to his understanding of the struggle’s families and students of Moreno Valley face.

    Darrell understands these issues and has the public policy background to achieve solutions to these problems. Darrell Peeden holds his master’s degree in public policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside, where he was an Abraham Rice Scholar. He also graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

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    Recent News

    Appointed Moreno Valley school trustee removed by corporate special interest in Moreno Valley

    December 19, 2018

    Longtime trustee Cleveland “C.J.” Johnson said the board had “a fair selection process” and Peeden was handling board business well.

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    Moreno Valley school board picks Darrell Peeden as new member

    October 17, 2018

    Peeden, who has developed youth mentorships in the Inland Empire, was chosen Tuesday from a pool of 10 candidates. He will be sworn in Tuesday, Oct. 23, Moreno Valley Unified School District spokesman Christopher Weddle said.

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    Inaugural ‘Riverside Startup Weekend’ Hailed as a Great Success

    MAY 9, 2013

    The winning team was led by twins Darrell and Daniel Peeden, both of whom will be transferring to UCR from San Bernardino  Valley College in the fall.


    Joseph N. Sanberg Provides Scholarships, Mentoring for Seven UCR Public Policy Graduate Students

    FEBRUARY 18, 2016

    Entrepreneur’s scholarship funding aims to transform civic leadership in the Inland Empire and beyond


    Football players? Salsa tycoons? Local political campaign strategists? Relay sprinters? Entrepreneurs? College graduates!

    May 24, 2013

    I couldn’t fathom living the rest of my life in poverty. I was tired of being in poverty and we both know that education is proven as a certain path out of poverty.” Darrell shared.

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    MORENO VALLEY: Warehouse opponents rally as vote nears

    August 13, 2015

    Darrell Peeden called the almost $600,000 spent by Benzeevi part of the tide of “big corporate money” that is corrupting politics from the federal to local level. Although the Supreme Court has said corporations can spend unlimited money, Peeden said most Americans believe it to have a negative influence.

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    Endorsed By:

    Cleveland Johnson

    Moreno Valley Unified School Board


    Vice President 

    Susan Smith

    Moreno Valley Unified School Board


    Marsha Locke, Ed. S

    Moreno Valley Unified School Board



    Jose Alcala

    Riverside Community College District Board of Trustee, Area 4

    Abigail M. Medina

    President, San Bernardino City Unified School Board of Education

    Tim Sheridan

    Lake Elsinore City Councilmember

    Penny Newman

    Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice Founder

    Allen Hernandez

    President, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

    David Marquez

    Moreno Valley City Councilmember, District 3

    Dr. Angelov Farooq

    President, Riverside Unified School District

    Gracie Torres

    Director, Western Municipal Water District

    Frank Reyes

    San Bernardino Community College District 



    Connie Leyva

    20th Senate District

    Richard Roth

    31st Senate District

    Moreno Valley Educators Association



    Mark Takano

    CA 41st District


    Jose Medina

    61st Assembly District


    Eloise Reyes

    47th Assembly District

    Denise Davis

    Mayor Pro Tem, City of Redlands

    Gwendolyn Rodgers

    Vice-President, San Bernardino City Unified School Board of Education

    California School Employee Association Moreno Valley Chapter #410

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