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Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jack M. Mobley

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 17

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Jack Mobley is the Republican candidate for State Assembly District 17, which includes all of Merced County, the City of Newman in Stanislaus County, the city of Tracy and other portions of western San Joaquin County.


Jack is a combat veteran. He retired from the US Air Force in October, 2003, with the rank of Lt. Colonel. During his 22 years of service, he flew combat support missions in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Kosovo. His military experience includes Instructor and Evaluator Navigator at Castle AFB, Operations Support Flight Commander at Beale AFB and Flight Commander at McClellan AFB. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Award, and Southeast Asia Service Ribbon.

Career and Business

Jack holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. As a credit analyst and bank loan officer, he administered a commercial loan portfolio of more than $50 million. He understands cash flow and debt. His insights into finances and business cycles are critically needed in a Legislature that consistently avoids facing the realities of the state's chronic fiscal crisis.

He has owned ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning Services since 1990, currently employing over 100 people in three counties. This business is one of the largest private sector employers in Merced. He launched the business, in part, to provide a door to productive employment + and realization of the American dream + for the Southeast Asian refugee population of Merced County. Jack's business has succeeded in creating meaningful work for that underemployed population, and has done so without the tax dollars spent by the many expensive government training and employment programs that have been tried over the past 25 years. In the past 18 years, Jack Mobley has provided more than 1,000 Southeast Asian entry level workers the only thing they really needed to pursue the American dream: a chance.

Community and Family

Jack is a member of Merced County Planning Commission and sits on the Board of Directors of the Merced County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves his community as a member of the Merced Boosters and the Merced Breakfast Lions Club.

Jack resides in Merced with his wife, the former Sandra Fletcher.

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