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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member, City Council; City of Garden Grove Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Janet Nguyen Click here for more information about this candidate 17548 votes 22.5%

  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman
  • Board Member, Garden Grove Hospital
  • Board Member, Senior Meals on Wheels
  • Board Member, Grove Theatre Center
  • Member, Soroptimist International of Garden Grove
  • Associate Member, Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
  • Former Garden Grove Traffic Commissioner (Vice-Chair)
  • CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE - No New Taxes or Assessment Fees
Mark Rosen 17177 votes 22.0% George Stephen Brietigam Click here for more information about this candidate 10919 votes 14.0%
  • Occupation: Police Sergeant
  • U. S. Coast Guard Veteran
  • Delegate, Los Angeles Police Protective League
  • Vice Chair, Garden Grove Youth Committee
  • District Vice Chair, Boy Scouts of America
  • Vice President, Garden Grove Resident's Association
  • President, Champan Villa Home Owners Association
  • Public Safety, get Police/Fire departments up to full strength
  • Fight utility tax increases, cut waist and live within our budget
  • Preserve Residential Neighborhoods, stop eminent domain abuse
Paul "Tuong Thang" Tran Click here for more information about this candidate 8421 votes 10.8%
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • BS (Computer Science) University of California, Irvine
  • Television and Radio Talk Show Host.
  • Vice President of the Vietnamese Community in Southern California
  • President of the Vietnamese Oversea Journalist Assocation
  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Community Avocate 1984 to now
  • I believe that city of Garden Grove must be an educational center to provide brain power to our nation so we can compete in global economy.
  • Make city of Garden Grove a safest city the U.S. No gang-related crime. No sex offender.
  • I serve the people of Garden Grove, not special interest group.
Steve Raganold 7743 votes 9.9%
  • Occupation: Firefighter/Community Advocate
Robin (Peace) Marcario Click here for more information about this candidate 5113 votes 6.6%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • B.A. Communications, Cal State Long Beach
  • Teaching for five years
  • Clerk for District Attorney's office, 5 years
  • Board Member for Central Garden Grove Neighborhood Association
  • Leader in our City's first successful referendum, people's veto
  • Better communication between city, business, and residents
  • Balanced budget
  • Balance between development and open space (new parks)
Pedro Mendoza Click here for more information about this candidate 4650 votes 6.0%
  • Occupation: General Engineering Contractor
  • AA. Civil Engineering. Cerritos College
  • BS. Civil Engineering. Cal. State Long Beach
  • Attract more businesses into the city to generate more jobs
  • Implement Better After School Programs for our children.
  • Redevelopment projects with the best interest for our community.
Benny A. Diaz, jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 4242 votes 5.4%
  • Occupation: State Auditor
  • Bank Examiner, 2003
  • Research Analyst II, 1998
  • Agro-Business Representative, 1996
  • Employment Program Rep. 1992
  • Human Resources Specialist 1986
  • Community leader 1985 to now
  • I don't believe in increasing taxes to balance our city budget
  • Protect our city's low crime rate by supporting our police officers
  • To bring a fresh and positive outlook to our city.
Brett A. Trimper Click here for more information about this candidate 2093 votes 2.7%
  • Occupation: Healthcare Contracts Manager
  • Contracts Manager orthotic & prosthetic company
  • Central Garden Grove Neighborhood Association Member
  • Lead role in historic Gilbert St. Referendum
  • Traffic suggestions implemented by the city
  • Orange County resident for 36 years
  • Father of 4 boys, 3 attending public school
  • Safer city for our families
  • Smart development, not just any development
  • Better communication and responsiveness between the residents and elected officials

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