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Butte County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Member City Council; City of Chico Voter Information

Results as of Nov 20 2:20pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (38/38)
99.9% Voter Turnout (106780/47744)
(143 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.13%)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Ann Schwab Click here for more information about this candidate 15015 votes 14.06%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Mayor
  • Chair, Sustainability Task Force
  • Chair, Mayor's Business Advisory Council
  • Member, Economic Development Committee
  • Chair, Town Gown Committee
  • Program Manager, CAVE
  • Owner, Campus Bicycles
  • Attract develop and support innovative businesses, from small entrepreneurs and manufacturers to high technology
  • Apply budgetary discipline for the city, by tending to Chico's current needs while planning for a sustainable future
  • Protect Chico's future through comprehensive, thoughtful planning, and actively preserve and enhance Chico's unique character
Tami Ritter Click here for more information about this candidate 13172 votes 12.34%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Educator/Counselor
  • Founding Executive Director of Torres Homeless Shelter, authored grants for construction and operations of Chico's year-round homeless shelter
  • Past Executive Director of Butte County Habitat for Humanity and Shelter Director for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
  • Education: Masters Degree in Restorative Justice & Counseling; Masters Degree in Educational Psychology; BA in Comparative Religion
  • Board Member (Associate) Community Housing Improvement Program; former League of Women Voters Social Policy Chair; Chico Havurah Founding Board Member
  • Service: Greater Chico Homeless Task Force; City of Chico Sustainability Task Force; City of Chico Housing Element Task Force; Interfaith Council
  • Certifications: California Certified Mediator; California Certified Crisis Counselor
  • Encourage responsible development of Chico. Limit sprawl while preserving our parks and greenways
  • Focus on economic growth; foster a business-friendly culture; attract clean industry; support existing local business; capitalize on tourism dollars
  • Increase opportunity for more citizen participation in addressing public safety issues through expanding successful programs like VIPS and Park Watch
Sean Morgan Click here for more information about this candidate 11801 votes 11.05%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Businessman/Teacher
  • Owner: Legacy Business Concepts
  • Managing Partner: Castle-Side Partners
  • SCPM, Stanford University
  • Certified in Business Dynamics, MIT
  • Realgin Council's agenda with City's Mission Statement: A safe place to raise a family, an ideal location for business, and a premier place to live
  • Make the budget transparent. Become accountable to it. We need to make data driven decisions, not guesses.
  • Identify high value issues: Public safety, business friendly enivornment.
Randall Stone Click here for more information about this candidate 11546 votes 10.81%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Financial Planner/Businessman
  • Education: Finance, Economics, Public Administration - CSU, Chico
  • Owner, Randall Stone Financial Planning & Real Estate
  • Director, Special Olympics Butte County
  • Executive Director, Developmental Disabilities Sports Fund
  • Disaster Service Worker, County of Butte
  • California Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Budget & Pension Reform: We need to address consistently reduced revenues through fiscal management and Pension Reform.
  • Public Safety: Working intelligently with our resources rather than predatory and protective restraints on departments. We can do much better.
  • Job Creator: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Stone has created 75-fulltime equivalent jobs this year alone. Let's keep bringing new jobs to Chico with Stone's lead.
Andrew Coolidge Click here for more information about this candidate 11324 votes 10.60%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Producer - Chico Home and Garden Show
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - CSU, Chico
  • Fomer Parent Teacher Organization President
  • Donation Coordinator for the Silver Dollar Fair
  • Former School Board Member - CCD School
  • Creator of the Recycled Art Competition
  • Focus on new job creation and helping local businesses to be more successful
  • Improve infrastructure, including sidewalks, roadways and draniage
  • Increased police protection and fire safety
Toby Schindelbeck Click here for more information about this candidate 10099 votes 9.46%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • President of the Norco Ca. Chapter of the Future Farmers of America 1995-1996
  • Regional Developer for Max Muscle franchises 2002-2005
  • Regional Developer for NUTRISHOP 2007-2011
  • Public Safety- fully staff both police and fire by hiring new employees on a 2-tier pension and pay system
  • Support local businesses and encourage expansion by reducing fees, permit streamlining, and offering incentives
  • Balance the budget and increase transparancy. We need monthly budget reports, and I have been successful in getting the finance director to comply
Bob Evans 10086 votes 9.45%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
Kimberly Robin Rudisill Click here for more information about this candidate 8491 votes 7.95%
  • Occupation: Teacher (semi-retired)
  • Prior Council Member 1994-1998
  • Park Commisioner 92-94 and 1998-2000
  • Small Business Owner
  • Fiscal Responsiblity
  • Public Safety
  • Creating Sustainable transportation and educational opportunites
Dave Kelley Click here for more information about this candidate 7178 votes 6.72%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Architect/Businessman
  • PUBLIC SERVICE: City of Chico Planning Commission currently serving in 8th year
  • EXPERIENCE: Chair of 2030 General Plan Update for three consecutive years
  • PROFESSIONAL: Licensed CA architect specializing in California K-12 public schools, hospitals and medical facilities.
  • COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER: Board member of the non-profit Inspire Foundation, Faith Lutheran Church Property Team Chair
  • COLLEGE EDUCATION: Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
  • MEMBERSHIPS: River Partners, Chico Elks Lodge, Chico Heritage Association
  • JOB CREATION: Support local business first. Revitalize downtown Chico. Promote tourism.
  • BALANCED BUDGET: Adopt Priority Based Budgeting accounting model. Provide the City Manager with specific priorities and tools for measurable results.
  • SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS: "More Safety at Less Cost". Compensation and benefits need to be fair to the taxpayers and fair to the safety workers.
Dave Donnan Click here for more information about this candidate 4442 votes 4.16%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Business Owner/Realtor
  • Human Resources Commission
  • Solid Waste Task Force
  • COO, Multi-Material Management and Marketing
  • NY Mets Professional Ballplayer
  • Fully fund police department
  • pension reform for all city employees
  • privatize selected city services
Lisa Duarte 3483 votes 3.26%
  • Occupation: Veterinary Assistant

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Butte County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 6 questions on Open Meeting Law, Public employee benefits, Green Belt, In-fill Building, Arts and Music, and Future Development.


Candidate Forums

    7 pm - Monday, October 15, 2012
    Chico City Council Chambers
    411 Main Street, Chico, CA
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