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California State Government October 7, 2003 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for John "Jack" Mortensen

Candidate for
Recall of Gray Davis; State of California

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Born 9/11/58 San Jose, California Started working at the age of (10) in the apricot, prune orchards and vineyards of the Santa Clara Valley until 17. Graduated Willow Glen Highschool 1976. Played organized Baseball for 11 years. Fisherman/Sportsman/Outdoorsman/Envoronmental advocate. Fought alcoholism from teens to 28. In Recovery since 1987. Became a Contractor in 1984, servicing Industrial and Defense accounts from 1985 until 1991. Defense budget was cut. Suffered Bankruptcy in 1992. Recovered in 1993 and began servicing Commercial, residential Businesses and general public and began writing specifications and experimenting in the high end custom home market.Incorporated in 2000 and became President of co. Developed a standard for finishes and became known for on site cabinet finishes and millwork finishing. Moved family to Folsom in 2000 for the purposes of a better standard of living due to uncreasing bay area costs. Strong ethic in delivering value at competative prices. Rebuilt my business and still manage finishes for builders in the bay area by request. Have a beautiful wife, Barbara and three beautiful and gifted children: Tyler 19, Sara 14, and Hanna 9. Continue to build a diverse company and offer value in quality first and competative prices in relationship. I am not rich, monetarily, however, I have a strong ethic, good morals and am fair to a fault. Without question. I took up this plight as I believed it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a movement to create proper change to this current structure of Government. I continue to work and devote every moment I can to be heard and speak for the people of California.

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