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Fresno County, CA November 3, 1998 General

Member of City Council, Full Term; City of Coalinga

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Ronald Glen "Ron" Ramsey 1178 votes 20.0%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Correctional Officer
  • Board Member Coalinga Huron Recreation & Park District
  • President, Board of Directors, CHRPD, 1992-1997
  • Member, Board of Directors, Coalinga Swim Complex, 1982-1996
  • Member, Board of Directors, Joint Powers Authourity, Pleasant Valley Habitat Conservation Plan, 1992-1995
  • Citizen of the Year, Coalinga Chamber of Commerece, 1988
  • Volinteer Fire Fighter ( Captain ) City of Coalinga, Fire Department
  • Need For Real Leadership
  • Team Work Within The Community
  • Trust Back in Government
Donna J. Pressey 1166 votes 19.8%
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Lived in Coalinga approximately 60 years.
  • Retired from West Hills College in 1982 after 26 years.
  • Currently on the Planning Commission since 1987, chairman during the preparation of the General Plan Update, Housing Element.
  • Served on both the Habitat Conservation Plan Steering Committee and Joint Powers Agency for the Plan.
  • Would like to see economic development for the community.
  • Complete occupation of the Industrial Park
  • Continuation of water, sewer replacement and infill on city commercial property.
Tito Balling 1064 votes 18.1%
  • Occupation: Businessman
Laura Gentry 717 votes 12.2%
  • Occupation: Retired Correctional Officer
Wayne James 707 votes 12.0%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Incumbent city councilman, mayor
  • 19 yrs with Fresno County Public Works
  • 15 yrs rental property business
  • 34 year resident of Coalinga
  • married 38 yrs to Berniece
  • serve on COG, ACCAP(board of directors), League of Cities (South San Joaquin Valley)
  • Economic development for more jobs and opportunities
  • Building in core city (businesses and residential)
  • Marketing the new airport
Kathryn D. "Kathy" Merithew 517 votes 8.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Incumbent & Business Owner
  • California League of Cities Leadership Academy
  • 18 year resident of Coalinga
  • Owner/operator Four M Cleaners
  • Wife ane mother of four: Holley, Morgan, Brandon, Aaron
  • Continue the process of restoring trust and honesty to local government.
  • Excercise fiscal responsibility in investments, rate setting and services.
  • Keep Coalinga affordable for all: families, seniors and singles.
George E. Dennis 516 votes 8.7%
  • Occupation: Retired

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