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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
City Clerk; City of Santa Clara Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 12 3:46pm, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (48/48)
(70 Writein Votes 0.25%)
Candidates (Vote for 1)

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Rod Diridon Click here for more information about this candidate 13,303 votes 48.23%

  • Occupation: Santa Clara City Council Member
  • Founder and Chair, Campaign Finance Reform Committee
  • Founding Member, Ethics Ordinance Committee
  • Co-Chair, 1997 Santa Clara Unified School District Bond Measure
  • Attended local public schools with a degree in Political Science from SJSU
  • Sierra Club, Life Member
  • Founder and Chair of the Downtown Revitalization Committee
    • Stability and accountability: Rod will ensure the proper administration of the office and maintain open and unbiased access to government.
    • Saving Taxpayer Dollars: Rod will work with the Auditing team to look for ways to eliminate government waste.
    • Good Government: Rod will fully implement the recommendations of the Ethics Ordinance and Campaign Finance Reform Committees.
Elise DeYoung Click here for more information about this candidate 8,235 votes 29.85%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • 15 years professional and executive management experience - Vice President of Finance and Administration, Vice President of Operations,General Manager
  • Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science and Commerce degrees - Santa Clara University
  • PTA President, Vice President, Auditor, Parliamentarian (9 years) - Buchser Middle School, Haman Elementary School, Westwood Elementary School
  • Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader (8 years) - BSA Pioneer District, Troop 390, Pack 32
  • Santa Clara Unified School District Substitute Teacher (3 years)
  • California State PTA Honorary Service Awards and SCUSD Recognition
  • Facilitate "good government decision making" through the fair and impartial preparation of legislative agendas, notifications, records, and history
  • Administer the municipal elections to ensure compliance with the FPPC and serve Santa Clara residents with a fair election process
  • Maintain the high level of integrity and confidence currently recognized in the City Clerk's office
Vonna L. Gissler Click here for more information about this candidate 5,977 votes 21.67%
  • Occupation: Program Manager, City of Sunnyvale
  • BA Business Management, Santa Clara University
  • Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Commissioner
  • Santa Clara Sister Cities Board Member
  • Leadership Santa Clara Alumna
  • Berryessa Adobe Master Plan Committee
  • Serve the citizens of Santa Clara in a fair and unbiased manner
  • Ensure citizens are informed about meetings and provided with summaries of discussions

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