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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member, City Council; City of Costa Mesa Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Katrina Foley Click here for more information about this candidate 13298 votes 15.8%

  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman
  • Small Businessowner
  • Attorney at Law
  • Mesa Del Mar Homeowner
  • Husband Casey is local teacher
  • 2 Children, Sam and Ben
  • Make Costa Mesa a safer place for families
  • Control Government Spending
  • Stop Further Expansion of John Wayne Airport
Linda Dixon Click here for more information about this candidate 12599 votes 15.0%
  • Occupation: Business Woman
  • Former Costa Mesa City Council Member
  • Former Costa Mesa Planning Commission Member
  • Member, Board of Directors, Costa Mesa Senior Center
  • 30-year Costa Mesa resident and community volunteer
  • Ensure Public Safety-Our police belong on the street & involved in the community
  • Keep the Orange (57) Freeway OUT of Costa Mesa
  • Protect our Residential (R-1) neighborhoods
Eric Bever 10139 votes 12.0%
  • Occupation: Businessman, Planning Commissioner
Bruce Garlich Click here for more information about this candidate 10095 votes 12.0%
  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner
  • Engineer/Aerospace Executive, Retired
  • Homeowners Assoc. President-15 years
  • Chairman, Planning Commission
  • Sr. Center Board Member
  • Newport-Mesa Schools Found. Board
  • Sensible Growth, Westside Revitalization, Balanced Budget
  • No Airport Growth, Save the Fairgrounds
  • Improve After School Recreation & Learning Opportunities
Mike Scheafer Click here for more information about this candidate 9545 votes 11.3%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Costa Mesa Insurance Agent
  • Degree in Political Science CSUF
  • Known as "Mr Fish Fry", Lions Club
  • Very involved and active in community service
  • Former Parks Commissioner
  • Resident since 1958
  • Work on financial stability of city
  • infrastructure improvements
  • balance between residents and business owners
Chris Steel 6680 votes 7.9%
  • Occupation: City Councilman-Consultant
Mirna Burciaga Click here for more information about this candidate 5797 votes 6.9%
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Parks Commissioner
  • Chair-City of Costa Mesa Human Relations Committe
  • Member of Measure "A" Citizens Oversight Committee NMUSD
  • Co-Chair Latino Community Network
  • Member of the Executive Advisory Committee UCI Outreach Center
  • Costa Mesa High School Site Council
  • Leadership Tomorrow Graduate
  • To protect the neighborhoods of Costa Mesa, working with the police to eliminate gang activities and ensure safe neighborhoods.
  • Slum landlords are the cause of the deterioration of the Westside. Implement a vigorous and meaninful code enforcement.
  • No further projects to increase traffic in the downtown areas. No to the Bridges, access problems of other cities should not burden the citizens of CM
Sam Clark Click here for more information about this candidate 4210 votes 5.0%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • Accounting Consultant
  • 3R Committee in Costa Mesa
  • Bristol Street Mixed Use Overlay Committee in Costa Mesa
  • 18 Year resident
  • Fiscal Responsability
  • Balanced Budget
  • Owner Occupied Housing
Richard "Dick" Carroll 4061 votes 4.8%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Corporate Executive
Karl H. Ahlf 3316 votes 3.9%
  • Occupation: College Student
Terry Shaw Click here for more information about this candidate 2936 votes 3.5%
  • Occupation: Accounting Manager
  • Member, Costa Mesa Investment Oversight Committee
  • B.A. in Business Administration, CSUF
  • Costa Mesa resident for total of 34 years
  • Member, Costa Mesa Historical Society
  • Graduate, Newport Beach Citizens Police Academy
  • Responsible growth/managed development
  • City fiscal responsibility; control and eliminate overspending
  • Maintain infrastructure improvements
Michael "Mike" Clifford Click here for more information about this candidate 1540 votes 1.8%
  • Occupation: Manager/Technician
  • Examine budget and set priorities
  • Work full time as a City Council Member
  • Be accountable to the citizens of Costa Mesa

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