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Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tulare Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Fran Florez

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 30

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Fran Florez Candidate for Assembly District 30 Counties: Kings County, portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties Current Position: Mayor Pro Tem of Shafter, California

Fran Florez is the Vice Chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority, the state agency responsible for planning, building and operating a high-speed train system for the State of California. She was elected to the Shafter City Council in 1996 and has served two terms as mayor and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem. She served as past chair of the Community Development Agency and Joint Powers Authority.

Fran is active in the community serving as past president of the Shafter Chamber of Commerce and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Fran retired from the banking industry after 35 years and formed Florez & Florez Consulting. She serves on various boards including the Bakersfield College Foundation Board, Vice president of the Kern County Association of Cities, vice chair of the Kern Council of Governments and chaired the High Speed Rail Authority in 2005.

In her years as a council member and Mayor, Fran has made it a priority to make sure that the City can grow and maintain healthy reserves enabling the City to continue to provide outstanding service to its residents. City growth has brought many jobs to the region. Fran has received recognition for her work on the city council and received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Public Service from the Kern Council of Governments. Most recently she received the Woman of the Year award from the Democratic Central Committee of Kern County.

Fran and her husband Ray have two grown children and three grandchildren.

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