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- Party: Democratic
- Occupation: Fresno County Supervisor
- Harvard University. B.A., high honors in Comparative Literature, 1975.
- Stanford University. Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, 1977.
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Law School. Law degree, 1981. Admitted to practice law in California in 1981.
- Supervisor, Fresno County Board of Supervisors, 1997-present. Board Chairman, 1999 & 2003. Board of Directors, CA State Association of Counties.
- Received prestigious Rose Ann Vuich Award for Ethics in Leadership, 2002.
- Fresno Unified School Board member, 1987-1996. School Board President, 1990 & 1994. Board of Directors, CA School Boards Association.
- JOBS. We must find creative ways to generate good-paying jobs for Valley families and reduce our region's chronic double-digit unemployment.
- HEALTH. I will work to ensure Valley residents have access to affordable health care. I also pledge to address the needs of rural hospitals.
- EDUCATION. I will work hard to prevent deep cuts in education and to make sure teachers and classrooms have the resources they need.
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