Davis Patch asked each candidate to fill out a questionnaire to give readers information about his or her background. .
Where do you work and what is your title? I am a project engineer at Fedex. In addition, I am a financial advisor at Mutual of Omaha.
When and where were you born? I was born in San Francisco in 1964
Family: Spouse. One [child], age 3
Where did you go to school?
- UC Berkeley for my bachelor’s degree
- The London School of Economics for my master’s degree
Military Service? No
How long have you lived in Davis? Off and on since 1967. Homeowner since 2000
What’s your favorite thing about this town? Bikeable, friendly, nice downtown
Have you run for office in the past? If so, did you win? No, this is my first time.
Campaign information/contact: email@example.com
As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain.
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What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I am a challenger running for the Davis City Council because I believe we need a change in leadership on the city council. I believe that my experience in the private sector as an industrial engineer focused on cost savings and service improvements will be a valuable asset for our community.
What will be your top three priorities if you get elected and why?
We must get our city budget in order – we must reduce our long-term costs while maintaining our essential services. We must ask our employees to contribute a greater percentage to their pension and health benefit costs. If we do not address this issue today, we will be faced with an unmanageable problem in the future.
We must require that any growth be community driven, not developer driven. Our community’s interests should take precedence over the needs of the developers.
We need to promote long-term economic growth opportunities. We must have a vibrant local economy that produces tax revenue and jobs
About how much do you expect your campaign to spend on this election?
Anything else you'd like Davis Patch readers to know?
Stop by the Farmers market on Saturday AM to say hi and ask any questions you may have. Thank you.