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Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Abram Wilson

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 15

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San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson and his family have been residents of the 15th Assembly District for thirty-three years. He is married to Dr. Karen Wilson, a retired dentist, and they're the parents of two adult children - Natausha and Nate.

Mayor Wilson was elected to the San Ramon City Council in November 1999, appointed Mayor in 2002 and then became San Ramon's first elected Mayor in 2003. He was unopposed in both his 2005 and 2007 Mayoral re-election campaigns.

Revitalizing a stagnant business/government relationship, Mayor Wilson helped create numerous civic projects that enhanced the quality of life for city residents. He also was instrumental in developing a police and fire Disaster Communication Plan for Bay Area cities and counties. Plus, under Mayor Wilson, San Ramon will be soon breaking ground on a $900 million downtown project + without raising taxes or fees.

Prior to his election to the City Council, Mayor Wilson served thirteen years on the San Ramon Arts Council. He was then appointed to the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission where he served for ten years. Last year, Mayor Wilson was Chairman of the Contra Costa County Mayors Conference where he worked to manage growth and protect local communities from excessive development.

Mayor Wilson was an investment banker for thirty years including work as a federal funds trader while Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank. As a Principal and Senior Account Executive at Bank of America, he gained valuable expertise about monetary policy, budget management and helping companies create new jobs.

A United States Army veteran, Mayor Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry at Central Ohio State University and he is very proud that both of his parents were public school teachers.

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