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  George Barich
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: George Barich Age: 50 Occupation: Licensed Electrical Contractor Experience in Government: Active participant at city council meetings; “Walkable Cotati” participant; Neighborhood Watch Captain; Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Cotati. Web site: www.georgebarich.com If you want see higher sales taxes in Cotati, more big franchise businesses coming to town, and higher water/sewer bills,...
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  Robert Coleman
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: Robert Coleman Age: 68 Occupation: University Professor Experience in Government: Design Review Committee 1992-1994; Planning Commission 2005-2008 Web site: www.coleman4cotati.com Size matters. Community matters. Compassion matters. Without abandoning the values of Cotati’s small town past, I would like to bring citizens and city officials together in conversation to address present and future...
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  Susan Harvey
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: Susan Harvey Age: 53 Occupation: Information Technology Manager Experience in Government: Attended many city meetings; active participant in the development of the Cotati Urban Growth Boundary; involved in studies  regarding Cotati’s water storage facilities; volunteer for many community events Web site: www.smartvoter.org I have made my home in Cotati since 1978 where...
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  Eric Kirchmann
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: Eric Kirchmann Age:  53 Occupation:  Educator, Businessman, Trustee Experience in Government: President, Clerk, Trustee Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District (presently serving fifth term-expires 2010); Commissioner, City of Cotati Environmental Advisory Commission; Member, City of Cotati Gateways Committee Web site: N/A I have lived in Cotati 28 years and Sonoma County since 1976....
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  Mike Kurvers
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: Mike Kurvers Age: 53 Occupation: Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster, Retired Police Officer Experience in Government: Police Officer, San Jose State University, 1980-1982; Police Officer, City of Cotati, 1982-2002; Cotati Planning Commission, 2007-2008 Web site: N/A I am seeking election to Cotati’s City Council from a background of public service that includes my Army...
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  Janet Orchard
November 4, 2008
Cotati City Council Name: Janet Orchard Age: 52    Occupation: Vice President/Senior Insurance Underwriter Experience in Government: Eight year Cotati City Councilmember, twice mayor; Vice-Chair, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District Citizens Advisory Committee; Director, Russian River Watershed Association; Member, League of California Cities statewide Housing, Community & Economic Development Policy Committee Website: www.smartvoter.org/vote/orchard For...
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  Gina Belforte
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Gina Belforte Age: 46 Occupation: Small Business Owner (Stanley Steemer) Experience in Government: Vice President, Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development (SCAYD); 14th District PTA, Ways and Means/Marketing; Member, Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce; Creekside Middle School Site Council Web site: N/A I decided to run for city council because I’m alarmed...
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  Joe Callinan
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Joe Callinan Age: 49 Occupation: Businessman/Planning Commissioner Experience in Government: Five years on RP Planning Commission; past president of Rancho Cotate High School Football Boosters; past president of RP-Cotati Active 20/30 Club; past president of Boards and Blades. Web site: N/A Having been born and raised in Rohnert Park, I’ve seen this...
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  Dawna Gallagher
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Dawna Gallagher Age: 51 Occupation: Nutritionist, Businesswoman Experience in Government: Educator of state and federal legislators on women and children issues; Hahn Elementary PTA school garden teacher; Founder, Rohnert Park Neighborhood Watch; Founder, Leadership Rohnert Park Web site: N/A My commitment to the citizens of Rohnert Park makes me the clear choice...
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  Jake Mackenzie
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Jake Mackenzie Age: 69 Occupation: Mayor, city of Rohnert Park Experience in Government: Mayor 2001, 2005, this year; Chair, Water Advisory Committee (2007-present); Past chair and member, Sonoma County Transportation Authority; Chair, Environmental Quality Policy Committee, League of California Cities. Web site: N/A Since the 2004 election, the Rohnert Park City Council...
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  Tim Smith
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Tim Smith Age: 54 Occupation: Councilmember Experience in Government: Rohnert Park Councilmember; Rohnert Park Mayor - 2006; Chair - Sonoma County Waste Management Agency; Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee Member Web site: www.vote4tim.com Serving as your Councilmember and as Rohnert Park Mayor has been an honor...
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  Ed Gilardi
November 4, 2008
CRPUSD School Board Name: Ed Gilardi Age: 51 Occupation: Retail Manager/Buyer 29 years Experience in Government: 12 years Board of Education Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District, 2 Years as President and 2 years as Clerk; 2 years California School Boards Association Governmental Relations Chair; Executive Committee for Measure A “Save our Schools”; 16 years...
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  Marc Orloff
November 4, 2008
CRPUSD School Board Name: Marc Orloff Age: 44 Occupation: Claim Director Experience in Government: Executive Board member of the Education Foundation of Cotati-Rohnert Park as Treasurer (2000-2005); President of Rohnert Park Pee Wee Youth Baseball (2006-2008); President of Marguerite Hahn Site Counsel (2008-2009); Assistant Athletic Director of St. Elizabeth Seton CYO Basketball (2008-2009). Web site: N/A My...
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  Karyn Pulley
November 4, 2008
CRPUSD School Board Name: Karyn Pulley Age: 56 Occupation: Incumbent Experience in Government: CRPUSD Board Past President; CRPUSD Board Past Clerk; CRPUSD Board Clerk... present; California School Boards Association Elected Delegate, Region 3a Web site: www.smartvoter.org I have completed eight years as trustee, and 20+ years of voluntary service to CRPUSD. My priority is to maintain...
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  How we gathered our information
November 4, 2008
Many newspapers will offer information about candidates in local elections based on what the paper can gather. This doesn’t always give the candidates their fair shot. The Community Voice sent an e-mail to all candidates in Rohnert Park City Council, Cotati City Council and Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District races...
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  Vicki Vidak-Martinez
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: Vicki Vidak-Martinez Age: 57 Occupation: Council member, retired non-profit administrator Experience in Government: Rohnert Park City Council (3 terms); Sonoma County Human Services Commission; Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board (1 term); National League of Cities, Leadership Training Council Web site: N/A When I say I care about Rohnert Park it's not just talk. I...
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  John Borba
November 4, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Name: John Borba Age: Occupation: Experience in Government: Web site: I was blessed to have grown up in Rohnert Park and, like my parents, my wife and I decided to raise our four children here. I have served our community in the past as President of the Active 20-30 Club, Chairman of...
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