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Fresno, Tulare, Kings Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Trustee; State Center Community College District; Trustee Area 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Richard M. Caglia Click here for more information about this candidate 115816 votes 55.11%

  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney
  • He as well as the entire Caglia family has devoted their time to enriching the quality of life in Fresno.
  • Graduate from San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno.
  • Graduate of San Joaquin College of law and attained his Juris Doctorate Degree.
  • Works in the family businesses: Electric Motor Shop, IWS, and Warner's Theatre
  • Board member of the San Joaquin College of Law.
  • Devotes time to his daughters Alexa, 8 and Ella, 4 and makes time to participate in various organizations within the community.
  • Student Funding: Insure students have access to grants and loans for a quality education. Fight for fair share of the state funding.
  • Green Technology: Need to upgrade the technology of our classrooms, we need a curriculum that helps people create new and innovative businesses.
  • Vocational Training: Having a skilled labor force is critical for our future. This will help attract new businesses to our valley.
Phillip J. Forhan Click here for more information about this candidate 93628 votes 44.55%
  • Occupation: Incumbent/Businessman
  • Bachelors and Masters degrees - CSU Fresno
  • Third generation Valley native
  • Current Vice President and Past President, State Center Board of Trustees
  • Vietnam Veteran
  • Past gubernatorial appointment to the California Community College Board of Governors
  • Expand partnerships with major employers in the area to train students for good-paying jobs with a future
  • Implement "green technology" certification programs for good-paying positions -- in the areas of solar, wind and biofuels
  • Make learning easier for students with closer locations, flexible hours and long-distance learning

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