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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jerry O'Connell

Candidate for
Member, City Council; City of Anaheim

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In 1983, Jerry founded Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours. Starting with one bus, Jerry built his Anaheim based business to 77 buses and 200 employees. Now, Jerry is the co-owner of the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Jerry's Dogs Restaurants.

Jerry is a current Anaheim Planning Commissioner and Chairman of the Anaheim Visitor and Convention Bureau, positions that give him great insight to the needs of Anaheim.

Over the past 20 years, Jerry has been an active leader in the city of Anaheim. He has helped raise much needed funds for programs such as Paint Your Heart Out and the Anaheim YMCA. He is actively involved as a Board Member of Disney GOALS and an Advisory Board Member for the YMCA. He has worked with the community's most distressed neighborhoods to provide free programs to underserved children. He strives to promote programs that offer job training and career counseling, as well as activities designed to build self-esteem, improve discipline, teach values, encourage social interaction, and promote community service.

As your councilmember, Jerry will work to ease traffic congestion, give law enforcement the resources they need to fight crime and terrorism, and strengthen business.

He will vote for fiscally responsible budgets that protect taxpayers and essential services, while cutting waste. He will oppose any attempts to raise taxes.

Jerry will use his experience as a business owner and a planning and tourism commissioner to create more jobs for the residents of Anaheim, because he believes that without work there is no future for families and no stake in the community. He will cut red tape and give business the incentives needed to prosper, while providing jobs for Anaheim families.

His experience and vision for a better Anaheim has earned him the endorsements of community leaders such as Mayor Curt Pringle, Mayor Pro Tem Richard Chavez, and Councilman Tom Tait, as well as Congressman Ed Royce and Supervisor Bill Campbell.

Jerry O'Connell is proud to be a candidate for Anaheim City Council. Anaheim has given him a unique opportunity to grow in business and create jobs. Now, he wants to give back to the community and serve as your councilmember.

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