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Orange County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Rob Richardson

Candidate for
Board Member; Santa Ana Unified School District

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2336 N. Oakmont Avenue Santa Ana, California 92706 (714) 558-7520 E-mail:



June 2008 to present Assistant County Executive Officer

October 2003 to May 2008

Assistant to the County Executive Officer

County Executive Office

April 2001-September 2003

Senior Administrative Manager County of Orange/Strategic and Intergovernmental Affairs

February-March 2001 Deputy Executive Director

Local Redevelopment Authority

July 2000-January 2001 Interim Executive Director

Local Redevelopment Authority

March-June 2000 Director, Public Affairs

June 1996-February 2000 Manager, Legislative Affairs

1989-1996 Executive Assistant to Supervisor Roger Stanton


1988-1989 Manager, Economic Development

1984-1988 Economic Development Specialist


2003- Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District

Elected 2003; Re-elected 2004
President, 2004, 2006-2007; Vice President, 2005-2006, 2007-

1998-2000 Central Committee, Orange County Republican Party

1990-1998 Council Member, City of Santa Ana Elected 1990; Re-elected 1994 Mayor Pro Tem 1994-1998

1987-1990 Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District Elected 1987 President 1987-1989; Clerk 1990


1987-90 California School Board Delegate Assembly 2003-

1999-2003 Member, Santa Ana Planning Commission

2000-2003 Member, Historic Resources Commission

1999-2000 Member, Santa Ana Federal Empowerment Zone Board of Directors

2008 + Present Member, Cambodian Family

Board of Directors

1988-Present Director, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana

President 1996-1999

1986-1989 Santa Ana High School Centennial Committee Chairman

1985-Present Member, Santa Ana Kiwanis Club

President 1991-1992

2006-Present Member, Salvation Army Orange County Advisory Council

2005-2006 City of Santa Ana Charter Amendment Citizens' Task Force

1991-1998 Director, Transportation Corridor Agency

1993-1998 Orange County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy, POST Certified


2008 Boys and Girls Clubs of America "National Service to Youth Award"

2006 Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies "Thank You Award"

2004 South Santa Ana Business Association "Person of the Year"

2002 Santa Ana Council of Arts and Culture

"Annie Award"

2001 Passkeys Foundation/Chapman University "Ethics in America Achievement Award"

2000 American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Delegate to Moscow, Russia and Tblisi, Georgia

1999 Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce "Partnering with Government"

1993 Orange County Association of Public Administrators "Outstanding Public Official"

1993 Community Center for Mediation "Peacemaker of the Year"

1989 Santa Ana-Tustin YMCA "Distinguished Service Award"


1984 B.A., cum laude, History and Political Science UCLA, Los Angeles, California

1979 Santa Ana High School

Santa Ana, California

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