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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Al Snook

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 68

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Brief Biography of Al Snook

Teamster's Union member on his first job, still has his dues book from 1952 Fairbanks Alaska, and understands the need for unions to protect worker's rights. Korean War Veteran. 1953 U.S.A.F. Garden Grove Resident for 41 years. Current Vice President of the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. College teaching experience at Santa Ana College and Coastline in the insurance field. Past Vice President of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce. Current Board Member West Garden Grove Residents' Association. 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 misuse of the made in USA labeling. We won in 2001, awaiting final settlement. Ran for Mayor of Garden Grove in 1996 and 1998. As a mayoral candidate, proposed 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 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. Insurance Agent in Garden Grove for 41 years, paid out millions in benefits for residents of the community. Received an award for excellence in customer service from Value Star Web Site in 1999-2001. Listed in Who's Who National Directory for America's Professionals and Executives. Active member of the Sister Cities of Garden Grove. Member of the Elks, Moose Lodges + received many awards. Member of the Society for the Advancement of Management. (SAM) . Advisor for Parents Rights of Developmentally Disabled Children. (P.R.D.D.C.)

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