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Monterey County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Councilmember; City of Pacific Grove; Full Term Voter Information

Full Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (11/11)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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John Stidham 3198 votes 19.0%

  • Occupation: Restaurant Owner
  • A.A. Degree- Busines Management
  • Chamber of Commerce Honoree
  • PG Pride Honoree
  • PG Pony Baseball sponsor/coach/manager
  • Feast of Lanterns Board Member
  • member-PG Kiwanis
  • Prevent sewer system spills from entering the Bay
  • Control the costs of government and protect our cash revenues
  • Improve communication and notice from the City to the residents
Ron Schenk 2774 votes 16.5%
  • Occupation: Retired Insurance Executive
  • St.Vincent dePaul Thrift Shop - Developer, Manager, Volunteer
  • United Way of Monterey - Board of Directors - Served 4 years
  • Pacific Grove Resident of the Year - 2001
  • St. Angela's Church - Finance committee
  • Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • B.S. St. Joseph University - Industrial Management
  • To provide fiscal responsibility
  • Continue sewer repairs to avoid polluting our Monterey Sanctuary
  • To actively support efforts to make Senior Housing a reality
Susan M. Goldbeck 2435 votes 14.5%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Former Pacific Grove Planning Commissioner
  • Former publisher of The Beacon
  • Chamber of Commerce member/volunteer
  • Representative to the State Fish and Game Long-Range Planning Team
  • Long-time resident and resident's advocate
  • Leader in effort to preserve Pt. Pinos tide pools
  • We all must share the responsibility for finding the money to fix the sewers: city staff, residents, and the business community must share the burden.
  • City government has refused to tighten its belt. There is plenty of fat to be cut without a reduction in essential city services.
  • Bring residents back into the equation by doing the public's business in public. No more secret deals for special interests.
Bruce J. Obbink 2317 votes 13.8%
  • Occupation: Retired CEO
  • BSEd Missouri State University
  • Founding Member Fresno Food Bank
  • Founding Chairman, Produce for Better Health Foundation
  • Chairman, Pacific Grove Golf Links Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Produce Marketing Association
  • Merit Award for Vision by American Socity of Enology and Viticulture
  • Our sewer system is on the mend, but we must continue to finance the effort
  • Zoning laws must be clear and fair and uniformly enforced.
  • We should re-evaluate how we give notice of public hearings. The Pacific Grove Golf Links club house need to be replaced.
Lee Yarborough 2286 votes 13.6%
  • Occupation: Engineer/Administrator
  • Executive Director, Trans. Agency for Monterey Co.
  • BA,BS, MPA San Jose State Univ. Graduate of Yale Univ. Bureau of Highway Traffic
  • Public Works Director: Daly City, Cupertino, Marina
  • City Manager: Placerville, King City
  • Licensed Traffic Engineer
  • Licensed Civil Engineer
  • Sanitary Sewer System Improvements to prevent spills to Bay.
  • Planning Processes & Procedures
  • Senior Housing & Affordable Housing
Jennifer McKnight 1921 votes 11.4%
  • Occupation: Consultant/Writer/C.P.A.
Robert Pacelli 1836 votes 10.9%
  • Occupation: Filmmaker
  • Community Activist
  • United Nations Photographer
  • Network TV News Photographer & Editor
  • Preservation of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary
  • Cable Television in the Public Interest
  • Under-represented Members of the Pacific Grove Community

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September 19th at Chautauqua Hall. Time is from 7 - 9 p.m. and is sponsored by the Pacific Grove Residents Association, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula. For information, contact Melissa Hlebasko at 656-9529.
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