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Orange County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Nelida M. Yanez

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Santa Ana; Ward 4

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  • Married over 20 years; have three children
  • Santa Ana resident over 40 years
  • My extended families are also long-time Santa Ana residents
  • Homeowner over 20 years
  • Believe in safe community
  • Higher education advocate

  • Masters in Public Administration, CSUF
  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology, CSUF
  • Associates Degree in Legal Studies, Santa Ana College
  • Associates Degree in Office Technology, Santa Ana College
  • Leadership Academy, U.S. Army Camp Colbern, Korea

  • Paralegal, Orange County Department of Child Support Services (formerly the District Attorney's Office, Family Support Division).
  • Court Clerk, Orange County Superior Court of California
  • Personnel Clerk, Human Resources Department, City of Santa Ana
  • Office Clerk, City Manager's Office, City of Santa Ana

  • Commissioner, Community Redevelopment & Housing Commission (11/05-Present)
  • Commissioner, Environmental & Transportation Advisory Committee, (2/01-11/05)
  • Chairperson, O.C. Paralegal Association, Family Law & Criminal Section (1998-Present)
  • Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) (co-founder in Eastside Neighborhood Assn)
  • Charter Review Committee Appointee .
  • PTA President/Treasurer: John Muir & Villa Fundamental Schools (Former)
  • President, Toastmasters International Tools 2 Lead Club (2003 + Present)
  • Eppie Correa Scholarship Foundation, Boardmember (Current)
  • City of Santa Ana Student Government Day (Participant)
  • Mentor, O.C. Domestic Violence Prevention Program (Former)
  • Mentor, Pio Pico Literacy Program (Former)
  • Chairperson, O.C. Head Start, Inc. (Former)

  • Sergeant, Administration Specialist (Honorable Discharge 1981)
  • U. S. Army (Active service 1977-1981; overseas duty in Korea)
  • U.S. Army Reserves (1981-1985)
  • R.O.T.C. Academy at Long Beach Cal State (1982)

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