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San Mateo County, CA November 3, 2009 Election
Board Member; Menlo Park Fire Protection District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 29 12:09pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (52/52)
27.8% Voter Turnout (77,340/277,759)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Rexford Ianson Click here for more information about this candidate 3,650 votes 19.9%

  • Occupation: Incumbent/ Retired Firefighter
  • Retired Firefighter - 36 years
  • AA Degree Fire Science
  • California State Teaching credential - life time
  • California State Fire Marshall Instructor
  • FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Instructor
  • Maintain present budget priorities and reserves
  • Seek alternative retirement options
  • Improve relationships with Fire District Employees
Jack Nelson Click here for more information about this candidate 3,429 votes 18.7%
  • Occupation: Retired Logistics and Safety Manger
  • AA Fire Science
  • B.S. Business/Finance
  • National Fire Academy
  • CERT TEAM Leader Menlo Park
  • National /FEMA CERT Team Train-The-Trainer
  • Emergency Prepardness Menlo Park
  • Successful resolution of current Labor Contract Negotiations
  • Financial Sustainability: Adquate Reserves: Fiscal Discipline
  • Resolution of the CALPERS issues to district payments
Stephen Nachtsheim Click here for more information about this candidate 3,096 votes 16.9%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Current Position: Chairman of the Board - Deluxe, Inc.
  • Retired Corporate VP - Intel Corporation
  • Former Faculty - University of Minnesota
  • Former Faculty - University of St. Thomas
  • University of Minnesota - MBA - MIS
  • University of St. Thomas - BA - Business
  • Adopt a conservative fiscal plan which recognizes current economic conditions
  • Conclude the negotiations between the Union and District fairly and rebuild Department morale
  • Maintain and enhance high service levels and public satisfaction (Click on Political Philosophy to see other Goals and Priorities)
James M. Harris Click here for more information about this candidate 2,971 votes 16.2%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • CEO, Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc.
  • MIT: Ph.D., B.S.
  • 20+ patents
  • Financial Sustainability; Continuous Improvement
  • Improved Communication; Greater Transparency
  • Fresh Perspective; Alternative Revenue Sources
Robert J. Silano Click here for more information about this candidate 2,607 votes 14.2%
  • Occupation: Chief, Threat Intelligence/ Senior Intelligence Analyst
  • MS Education; Admin/Supervision, FIU, Miami, Fl.
  • FBI National Academy; Class 158; BS Criminal Justice, FIU, Miami, Fl
  • Former City of Menlo Park Commissioner
  • NASA Ames Research Center: Protective Services Section/ DART : Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Investigator, Training Manager)
  • California Emergency Management Agency (2006 to Present) Chief, Threat Intelligence assigned to the NCRIC San Francisco, CA.
  • United States Department of Justice: Drug Enforcement Administration: Retired Supervisor/Manager/ Special Agent : Former City of Miami Police Officer
  • Have the Menlo Park Fire Protection District completed and approved labor contract with the union
  • Prepare an evaluation of all personnel and equipment needs of the fire district.
  • Balanced Budget: Resolve the CALPERS issue as it relates to payments from the district.
Jon N. Mosby Click here for more information about this candidate 2,567 votes 14.0%
  • Occupation: Retired Electronic Engineer
  • Board of Directors, Blackberry REACT, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Board of Directors, Nine Lives Foundation (Treasurer)
  • Board of Directors, First Baptist Church of Menlo Park
  • Instructor for Emergency Preparedness (20+ years)
  • CERT Instructor for Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Previous California State Fire Marshall Certificate EE6546
  • Addressing contract and retirement issues and District financial sustainability;
  • Exploring consolidation possibilities and District debt reduction;
  • Keeping the District on the cutting edge of safety and education for public benefit

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

Candidate Forums

  • Video of Candidate's Forum
  • Candidates' Forum
  • Wednesday, 14 October at 7 pm
  • Station 1 classroom, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park
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