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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Debbie Giordano

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Milpitas

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Milpitas Accomplishments

Debbie Giordano was born in New York in 1955 and moved to Milpitas in 1958 and her parents Lud and Ad Indihar continue to live in Milpitas. Debbie attended Milpitas public schools including Spangler Elementary School, Thomas Russell Junior High School and graduated from Samuel Ayer High School in 1973;

4 Year California Scholarship Federation(CSF) 100% Scholar
Principal's Honor Roll
Graduating Class Salutatorian
Class Vice President
Chosen "Best Overall Senior" and "Best Female Athlete in School;" Received AA Degree from Mission College in 1995; Attended San Jose State University; Mother of four children + Kevin, Natalie, Melissa, and Michaela

Professional Background

1973 + 1979 City of Milpitas + Finance Department

Accounting Supervisor
General Fund accounting
Supervised Water Department
Budgeting responsibilities
Prepare and review financial statements
Helped develop City's first water rationing program
Worked with City Manager to implement "zero based" budgeting
1979 to Present + Real Estate Broker/Associate

Professional Associations and Awards

Milpitas Employee Association
Served as Treasurer
Served on Negotiating Team
San Jose Real Estate Board
Local Government Relations Committee 3 years
Served as Chair 1 term
Political Affairs Committee 2 years
Served as Chair 1 term
ERA Real Estate National Conference Speaker
#4 Broker + ERA Real Estate nationwide + 1989
#2 Broker + ERA Real Estate nationwide + 1990
"One of the Best Realtors" + Milpitas Post + 2001, 2002 and 2003
Santa Clara County's Top 100 Brokers + 2003

City Boards and Commissions

Milpitas Planning Commission + 7 years (1989-1992 and 2001 to present)
One term as Vice Chair
Community Advisory Commission + 3 years (1986-1989)
One term as Chair
Los Esteros Architectural Committee + City Representative (2003)
Library Subcommittee Study Group (former member)
Community Development Block Grant Committee-City Representative (past)
Mobile Home Park Conversion Ordinance Subcommittee (1986)
City's Bicentennial Subcommittee (1987)
Santa Clara County Animal Control Task Force (former member)
Milpitas Sign Ordinance Review Subcommittee-Chair (former)

Community Involvement

North Valley Bobby Sox League-Director (former)
Christ Community Church-Deacon (former)
Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County-Troop Leader
Community Pregnancy Center-Counselor (past)
Milpitas Rotary Club
Milpitas Chamber of Commerce-15 yrs
Milpitas Historical Society-10 yrs
Milpitas High School Athletics-Supporter
Muscular Dystrophy "Lock-Up" Fundraising Drive (2003)
Vietnamese Help Wheelchair Program (2003)

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