Voter's Edge California Voter Guide
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
California State Library@CAStateLibrary
Tuesday March 2, 2021 — Special Election
Invest in unbiased information

With your support, we can reach and inform more voters.

Donate now to spread the word.


Redondo Beach Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

Photo of Rolf Curtis Strutzenberg

Rolf Curtis Strutzenberg

Retired Aerospace Engineer
4,827 votes (14.6%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter's Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century - Emphasizing curriculum and programs that prepare our students for higher education and the changing workforce, to be well-rounded model citizens, not just test takers.
  • Reopening Our Schools Safely - Building an environment of trust and support, both physically and emotionally, with our teachers, staff, students and parents to make safe reopening successful.
  • Fighting for School Funding - Securing all State funding possible and keeping it in the classroom where it belongs, regain funding lost when allocation methodology was changed.



Profession:Retired Aerospace Engineer
Planning Commissioner, City of Redondo Beach — Appointed position (2017–current)
Recreation and Parks Commissioner, City of Redondo Beach — Appointed position (2015–2017)


UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Executive Program in Management, Business Management (2006)
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode St Genese, Belgium Postgraduate Diploma, Aeronautics and Aerospace (1995)
University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering (1991)

Community Activities

Cubmaster, Cub Scouts Pack 1064 (2019–current)
Block Captain, Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch (2016–current)


As a teacher’s husband and parent of two young boys, I‘m deeply familiar with the challenges that teachers, students and parents are facing.  I have a personal stake in the quality and success of our schools.

While we continue to emerge from restrictions, the many conflicting demands will require leadership, insight and analysis that I will bring to the School Board.  I’ll work to improve communication and outreach, increase transparency, and ensure students and teachers are safe.

I will work to minimize overcrowding through better coordination with the city on policies that impact our schools.  I’ll advocate for increased state funding to improve student-teacher ratios, assuring our students the best possible education.  I fully support that investment in our schools creates greater prosperity for everyone.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Bill Brand - Redondo Beach Mayor

Elected Officials (2)

  • Todd Loewenstein - Redondo Beach City Councilmember and former RBUSD School Board President
  • Nils Nehrenheim - Redondo Beach City Councilmember

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My Prioritues:

Reopening Our Schools Safely

  • Working closely with administrators and teachers to support the opening of schools so that students, teachers and staff are all safe, based on up-to-date public health protocols
  • Ensuring that our children are positively supported during distance learning, including providing both physical and emotional reviews

Preparing Students for the 21st Century

  • Working with staff to emphasize curriculum that prepares our students for higher education and the changing workforce in technical and creative fields
  • Educating students to be well-rounded and model citizens, not just test takers

Building Trust between Educators and Administrators

  • Involve teachers in decision making, including ways to enhance teaching with technology
  • Ensuring that our teachers are motivated and compensated in order to attract and retain the best teachers available

Fighting for School Funding


  • Keeping education funding in the classroom, where it belongs
  • Securing all potential State funding, including regaining local funding lost when funding allocation formula was changed years ago

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.