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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Council Member; City of Mission Viejo Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (74/74)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Patricia "Trish" Kelley 17,320 votes 22.6%

  • Occupation: Community Volunteer/Instructor
  • PTA - Elected and served as PTA President at Viejo Elementary School, Newhart Middle School and Capistrano Valley High School.
  • Youth Sports - Team Mom of many teams over the past years, including Little League.
  • Capistrano Valley High School - Current member of the School Site Council.
  • Grace Community Church -Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Director, Vacation Bible School teacher.
  • Capistrano Valley High School - Parent Advisor to the Character Counts Club.
  • Restoring responsible fiscal management and stopping current wasteful spending.
  • Restoring democracy. integrity, responsiveness and open city government to Mission Viejo.
  • More books for our library and opening it on Fridays.
John Paul "J. P." Ledesma 16,235 votes 21.2%
  • Occupation: Council Member/Businessman
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • city representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA)
  • alternate member for the OCTA Measure M Growth Management Area 9 and 10 Interjurisdictional Forum
  • member of the Republican Party State Central Committee
  • member of Municipal Officers for Redevelopment Reform
  • member of the Orange County Young Republicans
  • Improving traffic flow
  • Public safety Fire & Police
  • Reduce spending
Lance MacLean 15,114 votes 19.7%
  • Occupation: University Administrator at UCI
  • Anti-Airport volunteer with ETRPA & Measure W.
  • Bachelor's degrees in Economics & Political Science and Master degree in Public Administration.
  • Vice President of the Mission Viejo Activities Committee.
  • Delegate representative to Lake Mission Viejo.
  • Youth soccer & Basketball coach & referee.
  • Worked for Senator Hayakawa in Wash. DC in the area of commerce, science and transportation.
  • Improve traffic congestion through road improvements and signal coordiantion.
  • Fiscal responsibility: revise city purchasing policy to lower threshold for competitive bids to save taxpayer money.
  • Be responsive to community interests NOT special interests: Revise the city conflict of interest ethics policy.
John J Maginnis 5,794 votes 7.6%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Vice Chairman Planning and Transportation Commission
  • Co-Chairman Library Advocacy Committee
  • Board Member, Friends and Foundation Mission Viejo Library
  • Board Member, Mission Viejo Heritage Committee
  • Volunteer, Mission Viejo Activities Committee
  • Chairman, Childs Safety Fair
  • I support strong law enforcement and public safety protection
  • I will work to make the flow of traffic smoother and safer within our city
  • I will help seniors find low-cost transportation to vital services
Sherri M. Butterfield 5,487 votes 7.2%
  • Occupation: City Council Member, City of Mission Viejo
  • Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Mission Viejo, 2002
  • Mayor, City of Mission Viejo, 1996, 1999, 2000
  • Founding President, Mission Viejo Library Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Orange County Fire Authority
  • Former Planning Commissioner
  • B.A. (English Literature), University of Oklahoma
  • Ensuring that Mission Viejo remains the safest large city in California
  • Stopping the conversion of MCAS El Toro to a commercial airport
  • Easing the traffic congestion caused by burgeoning growth to the east
Susan Withrow 4,781 votes 6.2%
  • Occupation: Council Member
  • Mayor, City of Mission Viejo, 1994, 1998, 2002
  • Board Member, Orange County Transportation Authority
  • Board Member, El Toro Reuse Planning Authority
  • Professional Urban Planner
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration
  • Teaching Credential, UC Irvine
  • Keep Mission Viejo neighborhoods safe by continuing our partnership with Orange County Sheriff's Department and Orange County Fire Authority.
  • Expedite planned street and intersection improvements to provide relief from current traffic congestion.
  • Preserve precious open space and extend the trail system that provides access to it.
Bob Gaebel 4,551 votes 5.9%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Principal/Planning Commissioner
Emmy Day 3,896 votes 5.1%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
Joe R. Chavez 1,818 votes 2.4%
  • Occupation: Retired Computer Analyst
  • Board Member, Melrose HOA for six years
  • Board Member President, Melrose HOA for four years.
  • Accounting/ Tax Service business, owner for 25 years
  • Monterey Park Community College/ AA degree
  • Cal/State@ Los Angeles/ Senior Status
  • Retired from Los Angeles County/ 32 years Service in the field of Data Processing
  • Competitive bidding on all City contracts to avoid any conflict of interest
  • Contracts in excess of an amount (yet to be determined) placed on a ballot for voter approval
  • Discontinue selection of City committee members by City Council Members
Ryan K.L. Cheo 1,743 votes 2.3%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Student

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