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Contra Costa County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Council Member; Town of Moraga Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 2 8:18pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (14/14)
(96 Total Write-In Votes 0.49%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Karen L. Mendonca Click here for more information about this candidate 4589 votes 23.50%

  • Occupation: Retired University Administrator
  • Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Education (Field of Specialization: Policy and Management Research)
  • Served as Vice President, Associate Vice President, Senior Director, and Director on several campuses within the California State University System
  • Vice Chair, Moraga Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Vice Chair, Moraga Beautification and Tree Planting Program Implementation Committee
  • American Council on Education Fellow
  • California State University Executive Fellow
  • Protect Moraga's Open Space, Ridgelines, and Semi-Rural Character
  • Establish a Responsible Budget including a Sound Reserve
  • Fund Public Safety, Revitalize Local Businesses through Responsible Planning, and Enhance High-Quality Schools
Michael Metcalf Click here for more information about this candidate 4588 votes 23.49%
  • Occupation: Retired Civil Engineer
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS & PhD, Stanford University
  • US Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, Seabees
  • Moraga Town Council 2004-present; Mayor 2007
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority Commissioner 2004-06
  • USA Swimming nationally certified swimming official
  • Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley, Secretary
  • Improved public safety: Augmented police force, traffic safety & emergency preparedness
  • Infrastructure maintenance & improvements: roads, drainage, public buildings
  • Financial stability: revenue sources, cost containment, increased reserves
Howard Harpham Click here for more information about this candidate 3444 votes 17.63%
  • Occupation: Retired Public Defender
  • BA History - U.C. Berkeley
  • JD - U.C. College of Law - Hastings
  • President - Kiwanis of Moraga Valley
  • President - Paseo Moraga Homeowner's Association (since 1998)
  • Past President - Moraga Park & Recreation Foundation
  • Member - Lamorinda Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fiscal Stability for Moraga
  • Adequate Police Funding
  • Road/Infrastructure Maintenance
Janice Kolbe Click here for more information about this candidate 3412 votes 17.47%
  • Occupation: Human Resources Manager
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Masters Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Moraga Country Club President last two years
  • Moraga Country Club Board Member last six years
  • Moraga Resident for 10 years
  • Restore Fiscal Responsibility and Balance Moraga's Budget
  • Maintain and Improve Police Department Staffing Levels
  • Increase Revenues and Control Expenditures While Protecting Moraga's Small-Town Values and Open Spaces
Dennis Wanken Click here for more information about this candidate 1749 votes 8.96%
  • Occupation: School Director
  • 1993-95 Town of Moraga Cable Television Advisory Committee
  • 1993-96 Moraga Educational Foundation director
  • 1997-2002 Moraga School Governing Board, former President
  • B.S. University of Baltimore, Federal Taxation
  • M.S., St. Mary's College, Early Childhood Education
  • Certified Internal System Auditor
  • Address budgetary and fiscal crisis confronting the Town of Moraga
  • Address the crisis of the deteriorating infrastructure (roads, etc.)
  • Promote the inclusion of all stakeholders in the public policy process
Brad Kvederis Click here for more information about this candidate 1652 votes 8.46%
  • Occupation: Web Designer
  • B.A./English, Saint Mary's College (2003)
  • B.A./Political Science, Saint Mary's College (2003)
  • 27-year Lamorinda resident (since age 4)
  • Member, American Mensa
  • Ban tract housing in Moraga immediately and permanently
  • Preserve every acre of remaining open space that is practical to save
  • Minimize all town expenditures for the next 5-10 years, after which we should enjoy a huge natural budget surplus

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  Official Information

Town of Moraga Web Site

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