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Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for William W. "Bill" Monning

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 27

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BILL MONNING Democratic Candidate 27th Assembly District P.O. Box 1385 Monterey, Ca 93942
831.655.1792 FPPC # 1297946 _____________________________________

SHORT BIO Current Positions:

Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,
Monterey Institute of International Studies (1993 to present)

Director and Distinguished Professor of Law, Mandell-Gisnet Center for
Conflict Management, Monterey College of Law (2005 to present)

Senior Fulbright Specialist + Awarded Fulbright scholarships to teach/research
in Peru (2004) and Chile (2006). Currently, member of Senior Fulbright
Specialist panel.

Monterey County Democratic Central Committee, Alternate

President and co-founder, Global Majority, Inc., international nongovernmental
Organization (NGO), founded, 2003, committed to education, training,
and advocacy in field of non-violent conflict resolution. Global Majority
provides education and training in Central Coast middle schools and high schools with volunteer student trainers currently pursuing specializations in Conflict Resolution at the Monterey Institute. (Over 1,500 students and teachers trained since 2005.) The project is working to institute curriculum enhancements to broaden the delivery of conflict resolution/mediation skills training in schools. Global Majority, Inc., also organizing an international conference to be convened in Amman, Jordan in June 2007.

Member, Civil Rights Coalition of Monterey County (CRC), Sierra Club
Member, NAACP, LULAC, ACLU, and Democratic Club of Monterey Peninsula, Alternate, Monterey County Democratic Central Committee (partial list)

Current Projects:

Active in education, healthcare reform, civil rights, environmental work, international education, and human rights advocacy. Negotiation and mediation training including work with labor, small business owners, trade associations, non-profit organizations, minority associations, and individuals. Member of the Monterey County Court-directed Mediation Panel and ADR Task Force appointed by Presiding Judge, Monterey County Superior Court.

Employment History:

1976-1978 United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Staff Attorney 1978-1982 Directing Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Migrant Farmworker Project 1982-1987 Director, Salvadoran Medical Relief Fund Private Law Practice 1987-1991 Executive Director, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), organizational recipient, 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. 1991-1993 Private Law Office, Salinas, Ca. (Labor-Employment-Toxic Torts) 1993-Present Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies 2005-Present Professor, Monterey College of Law; Coordinator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, Mediator Personal Personal: DOB: 4-02-1951

Married: Dr. Dana T. Kent, family physician, Medical Director, Monterey
County Health Department, Seaside Family Clinic
Children: Laura (27), Alexandra (23)
Education: A.B. 1972, Dynamics of International Development, U.C.Berkeley
J.D. 1976, University of San Francisco School of Law
Licenses: 1976, Admitted to the State Bar, Supreme Court of California

Endorsements: (partial list, see

Assemblymember Anna Caballero, 28th AD Rusty Areias, former Assemblymember, 28th AD Gil Cedillo, State Senator CaliforniaProfessional Firefighters Association Monterey Bay Central Labor Council South Bay Central Labor Council SEIU California State Council California Teachers Association California Federation of Teachers Teamsters Joint Council 7 Operating Engineers Local 3 United Transportation Union California League of Conservation Voters Monterey County Supervisors: Armenta, Potter, Salinas Monterey County Sheriff: Mike Kanalakis Santa Cruz County Democratic Women's Club Monterey Peninsula Democratic Club Dina Ruiz Eastwood, journalist and community leader Dr. Bernard Lown, MD (recipient of 1985 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW)

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