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Riverside County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Stan Skipworth

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 60

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Stan Skipworth was first elected to the Corona City Council on November 7, 2006 and became Mayor on November 30, 2010. Stan has served as a member of the Councilfs Finance, Legislation, & Economic Development Committee; Public Services, and Joint Schools Committees. Stan also represents the City of Corona on the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) as a member of the Executive Committee and Administration & Finance Committee. With WRCOG, Stan is the Chairperson for the WRCOG subcommittees for Education and Economic Development. Statewide, Stan is a member of the California Council of Governments (CALCOG).

As Mayor, Stan supported business by reducing restrictive regulations and helping bring new business into the city and region. This led to 1,800 more jobs and a reduction in unemployment from 10.9% to 9.4% in Corona by December of 2011. It also brought business growth that lead to four consecutive quarterly reports where Corona showed double-digit sales tax revenue growth.

In 2011, Corona was selected as one of the "100 Best Communities for Children" as chosen by America's Promise Alliance.

Corona ranks among the Top 10 safest cities with populations of 100,000-200,000 in Southern California, and among the safest cities in the United States.

Stan began his service to the Corona area as Planning Commissioner, and served as Chairman Pro Tem prior to being elected into office.

Stan retired as the Police Chief at the California State University, Long Beach Police Department. Since 1999, he has also served as a facilitator of leadership and ethics programs and has presented to professional organizations, colleges and high schools. Stan is also a facilitator for the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

Since choosing Corona as their home in 1992, Stan and his wife Michell have become actively involved in a variety of community and school programs. Since the late 1990's he and Michell have been strong advocates of adoption, particularly from within Riverside County, and they have adopted six of their familyfs seven children. For their continued support of children in the region, they have been recognized by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in November of 2009; received the Family Values Award presented by the Corona Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2010; and the Angels in Adoption Award, as nominated by the United States Congress, in 2010.

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