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Orange County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Esiquio Ramos Uballe

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Member of the State Assembly; District 72; Democratic Party

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Dr. Esiquio Ramos Uballe, Democrat, Candidate for the 72nd Assembly District

Esiquio Ramos Uballe grew up in Austin, Texas, the youngest of eleven children in a family of migrant farm workers. Dr. Uballe was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He has spent his life helping the disadvantaged through his professional and volunteer efforts. He is the Associate Dean of Student Life at Cal State Fullerton and serves on the boards of Rosie's Garage after school tutoring program and Kindercaminata, a pre-college experience for young children.

Dr. Uballe has a long history of outreach to parents and children and promotes the value of education to the community. As an administrator he is skilled in working with people, handling budgets and developing and implementing policy and programs. He is a trained mediator with an extensive history of successful mediation and conflict resolution.

While still in high school, Esiquio began his work to improve the quality of life for all city residents. Active in the Mexican American civil rights movement early in his career, he was a community center director and community organizer. He served on Parks and Recreation and neighborhood advisory boards and the Austin Community Development Commission. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with a major in Political Science.

Upon graduation Dr. Uballe worked as a Bailiff for Travis County Court of Law in Austin, Texas. Realizing the need to help other disadvantaged students gain access to higher education, he accepted a position in the Saint Edward's University Admissions Office in Austin, working with the College Assistance to Migrants program. While there he obtained a Masters in Human Service Administration. He then moved to Texas State University, and was a program director for Upward Bound, Student Support Services and other U. S. Department of Education Programs for eight years. In 1997 Dr. Uballe accepted a Kellogg Fellowship through the Hispanic Border Leadership Project, at Arizona State University where he completed a Doctorate of Education in educational leadership and policy studies.

Dr. Uballe has served as assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Cal State Fullerton and is currently the Associate Dean of Students for Student Life. Esiquio has been married to Susan Uballe, a clinical Social Worker and active community volunteer for 29 years and has two grown children.

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