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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Al Snook

Candidate for
Member; California State Assembly; District 68

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Brief Biography of Al Snook

  • Teamster's Union member on his first job. He still has his dues book from 1952 and he understands the need for unions to protect worker's rights.
  • Korean War Veteran.
  • Garden Grove Resident for 37 years.
  • Former President of the Garden Grove Citizens Committee and the Garden Grove Merchants alliance.
  • Key backer of Jim Benson's lawsuit holding Kwikset locks accountable for misusing "Made in the USA" labeling.
  • "Candidate for Mayor of Garden Grove in 1996 and 1998.
  • Proposed as a mayoral candidate a commission representing all of the many different diverse cultures in Garden Grove to work together for a successful economic future.
  • Advocated for the right of binding arbitration for all city employees.
  • Proposed establishing a youth commission consisting of two representatives from each high school, with the goal of getting them involved in our community.
  • Fought to keep a Mobile home park in Garden Grove in because it was providing affordable housing for many of the local senior citizens.
  • Help to lead the fight against raising water and sewer rates in Garden Grove.
  • Co-Founder of the Republican Hispanic Caucus- No longer in existence due to lack of interest by the leadership of my former party.
  • Insurance Agent in Garden Grove for 37 years, I have paid out millions in benefits for residents of the community.
  • Received an award for excellence customer service from Value Star in 1999
  • Listed the Who's Who National Directory for America's Professionals and Executives.
  • Life Member.
  • Teaching experience at Santa Ana College and Coastline in the insurance field.
  • Current Vice President of the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County.
  • Active member of Sister Cities of Garden Grove.
  • Member of the Elks and Moose Lodges.
  • Member of the Society for the Advancement of Management. (SAM)
  • Past Vice-president of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.
  • Current Board Member West Garden Grove Residents Association.

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