Nelson Buss, candidate for CVUSD school board, is a local father, husband, businessman, and 29-year resident of Thousand Oaks. After spending his youth living overseas and in multiple cities in the United States due to his father’s military career, Nelson and his family settled in the Conejo Valley in time for Nelson to graduate from Thousand Oaks High School. He attended both Moorpark College and California Lutheran University, where he studied computer science. After working in automotive service for 18 years, he embarked on a career in real estate to optimize his time with his wife and family. Nelson is committed to local charities, serving as the co-chair for the Thousand Oaks Rotary Chili Cook-Off, and donates his time and money to causes that include: the Reading Is Fundamental program at Conejo Elementary School, My Stuff Bags Foundation, and Conejo Community Outreach.

His wife Amy, an Army veteran, works as a teacher in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Together, they have two daughters, Tristan and Dylan; he is also the stepfather to CJ, a Marine currently serving in Japan, and Autumn, who attends college in Texas.

Becoming a father inspired Nelson to become a strong advocate for a quality education in this school district. Nelson hopes that by winning a school board seat he can bring a new era of pragmatism and consensus building to the Board, something that will be desperately needed during an era of declining enrollment and a predicted decline in state funding.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I’ve known Nelson for almost 30 years. He’s always been a strong leader and someone who cares deeply for our community. He has my full support.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Nelson Buss for CVUSD School Board because he has a vision for expanding the accomplishments of CVUSD, believes in team work, will focus on the fiscal soundness of the District and work for what is best for all students and families in our district, and will advocate for our district at higher levels.”

March 2, 2018

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I’ve known Nelson for almost 30 years. He’s always been a strong leader and someone who cares deeply for our community. He has my full support.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I support Nelson Buss for CVUSD School Board because he has a vision for expanding the accomplishments of CVUSD, believes in team work, will focus on the fiscal soundness of the District and work for what is best for all students and families in our district, and will advocate for our district at higher levels.”