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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; Santa Margarita Water District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (93/93)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Jim Mizell 15,128 votes 34.5%

  • Occupation: Director, Santa Margarita Water District
  • 25 years financial accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant since 1979
  • Masters of Business Administration from UCLA, BA from Loyola of Los Angeles
  • Extensive community involvement including AYSO & club soccer parent and referee, Asst Scout Master w/ Boy Scouts, Episcopal Service Alliance Treasurer
  • With wife of 33 years (Pam), has raised 4 sons (Tripp, Grant, Andrew and John) who have attended and excelled in local schools
  • Resident of the District since 1974, Board member since 1993 with 2 terms as President of the Board.
  • Address urban runoff issues to protect creeks & beaches
  • Seek alternatives to high cost water by developing additional sources and increasing storage capacity within our district.
  • Continue to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and water rates
Saundra Frances Jacobs 13,462 votes 30.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Director, Santa Margarita Water District
  • Principal of SFC Consultants, an environmental consulting firm which Saundra founded in 1997.
  • Certified in California as a Registered Environmental Assessor.
  • OSHA certified in hazardous materials management.
  • Educated as an environmental planner at the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated with a BA in Geography in 1986.
  • Currently serves as Director and was formerly President and Vice President of the Santa Margarita Water District.
  • Married eight years to Jeff Jacobs and she has four step-daughters, Sarah, Annie, Emily and Laura. Saundra will be step-grandmother in January 2003.
  • Reduce water rates further.
  • Reduce property taxes associated with District infrastructure further.
  • Seek alternative sources of water to achieve our water resource goals.
Ray Melissa 5,057 votes 11.5%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter) David T. Asher 5,025 votes 11.5%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter) Gary David Copeland 3,170 votes 7.2%
  • Occupation: Chief Executive Officer
  • New water sources
  • Better Public Relations
  • Process improvement
George Warren Heer 1,991 votes 4.5%
  • Occupation: Information Technology Director
  • Safety
  • Cost Effectiveness / Low Rates
  • Long term planning to ensure Safety, Low rates and adequate supply

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