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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Michael J. Verrengia

Candidate for
Board Member; Westminster School District

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My wife Julie and I have lived in the Westminster School District for 28 years. Our daughters Chrystal and Cindy graduated from Meairs Elementary, Warner Middle School and Westminster High School.

Worked for Delphi Connection Systems, in Irvine, for the last 25 years.

Have served as Board member for almost eight years, and have been honored to represent my community by doing it.

Graduated from the Crminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College in 1980, sixth in my class. I also hold a Certificate of Completion in Criminal Justice from Golden West College.

I have worked as a Reserve Police Officer for the last 22 years. When I was decorated for VALOR in 1997, it was during an off-duty incident that had occurred. I was able to save a motorist who was being assaulted by two gang members armed with scissors, enabling Westminster Police to arrest them. They later admitted to attempting to stab him so as to gain status in their gang.

From 1969 to 1973 (Vietnam War) I served my country proudly as a Petty Officer 3rd class, in the U.S. Coast Guard. By the time my enlistment ended, I had been trained as a U.S.C.G Boarding Officer and as a Search And Rescue boat crewman.

I enjoy reading for pleasue and relxation. My favorite authors are John Sandford, Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly. I am also an avid paintball player, playing an average of once a month.

I belong to the following professional organizations: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-L.U.2295; Garden Grove Reserve Peace Officers Association; Orange County Peace Officers Association; California Reserve Peace Officers Association.

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