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Alameda County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Frank Matarrese

Candidate for
Member, City Council; City of Alameda

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Frank has served on the Alameda City Council since 2002. After moving to Alameda in 1994, Frank and his wife, Kris, have raised their three sons here in town. Frank became involved in local community issues, first with the Alameda Free Library. Frank co-chaired the successful Measure O campaign to build the first new main library in Alameda in over 100 years. Former Mayor Appezzato appointed Frank to the Alameda Economic Development Commission, where he served as that commission's chair. He served two years on the Planning Board prior to being elected to the City Council in 2002.

After a twenty-year career in the biotechnology industry, Frank started his own biotechnology consulting firm in 2004 to assist firms who are navigating through the regulatory drug approval process.

Frank was born in Oakland and raised in the Fruitvale district. After attending local schools (Oakland's St. Elizabeth Elementary and High School), he attended the University of California, Berkeley and received a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science in 1977. He became active in the Oakland community working on school/truancy issues and crime abatement and served on the Oakland Parks and Recreation Commission and the Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) citizen advisory commission.

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