Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

June 5, 2012 California No Party Preference Primary

Candidates for State Assembly Member District 8, California

Janice M. Bonser - L
3137 Lines Ln.Carmichael, CA 95608
916.879.2528
Ken Cooley - D
kencooley.comkencooley.com
PO Box 1357Rancho Cordova, CA 95641
(916) 317-3611
John Thomas Flynn - R
www.flynnassembly2012.comwww.flynnassembly2012.com
2377 Gold Meadow Way Ste 100Gold River, CA 95670
(916) 712-3545
Barbara Ortega - R
www.barbaraforassembly.comwww.barbaraforassembly.com
661 Crocker RdSacramento, CA 95864
(916) 212-7487
Peter Tateishi - R
peterforassembly.competerforassembly.com
9321 Silverbend LnElk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 600-7423
Phillip A. Tufi
www.tufi4assembly.comwww.tufi4assembly.com
4226 Rosefield WaySacramento, CA 95826
(916) 412-7727
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Biographical
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

Ken Cooley and his wife Sydney have lived in the east Sacramento County community of Rancho Cordova since 1977. It is where their sons were born, grew up in local schools, sports and Scouting.

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

Peter is married to Anna Feliz and is blessed with one child, Victoria, and currently resides in Carmichael.

Phillip A. Tufi

Married to Vitalina Tufi, I have 3 daughters - 19, 14, 6. I am from Fortuna, CA and currently live in Rosemont, CA.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

Ken graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in fall 1984. He was a 1977 graduate of U.C. Berkeley (BA in Political Science).

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Sacramento State University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California.

Phillip A. Tufi

No response

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

Ken's commitment to fiscal conservatism is ingrained as a habit from his long marriage to his church bookkeeper wife, Sydney. It was refined, however, over an 18 year private sector career with State Farm Insurance, one of America's most financially conservative companies .

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

Peter Tateishi currently serves as Chief of Staff to Congressman Daniel E. Lungren. In this capacity, he manages both the Washington, DC and District Offices.

Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Peter ran a consulting business in Sacramento and Hawaii for a year and a half. He also served as Intergovernmental Affairs Director for Congressman Lungren from 2005 to 2007.

Phillip A. Tufi

No response

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

Even the former Governor acknowledged his strengths and reputation when, in 2007, he appointed Ken to represent all the State's cities on California's internationally famous State Seismic Safety Commission. That appointment was confirmed shortly after by the State Senate and by 2008 Ken's peers on the Seismic Safety Commission elected him Vice Chair of that prestigious body.

In leadership here at home, in 2002 Ken was active in the Rancho Cordova incorporation effort.

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

He is very involved in his community where he served as a Commissioner on the Carmichael/Old Foothill Farms Community Planning Commission and was the "Honorary Mayor of Carmichael" in 2009 and 2010. Peter also served eight years on the Carmichael Recreation and Park District Board of Directors where he was elected Chairman of the Board twice and served as the President of the California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members. He is the founder and CEO of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity that supports and enhances parks in Carmichael.

He enjoys swimming and has coached many regional swim teams including: Loretto High School, Mira Loma High School, Del Paso Country Club and the Fulton-El Camino Stingrays.

Phillip A. Tufi

No response

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

In the 7 years after Ken's 2002 election, city officials from other cities across California advanced Ken rapidly through a series of posts in Sacramento, Northern California, and then statewide, making him one of the League of California Cities top officers in 2008 and 2009. He was elected as a founding member of the City Council. Ken went on to serve as Mayor twice.

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

No response

Phillip A. Tufi

No response

General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Janice M. Bonser

No response

Ken Cooley

No response

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

No response

Phillip A. Tufi

We are the concept designers of the world. California is not in a beauty contest for the cheapest place to do business, we are in the business of talent, innovation, invention and ingenuity. We are now faced with a choice. Education is the essential building block to any continued success, but we are on the verge of having to admit we lost our harvest. Education is a long term investment. It is the engine that drives our precious commodity to fruition, and it is this talent that secures our pensions, retirement, and stock portfolios. Talent is California's social security, and if properly maintained it will keep our lifestyle and standard of living intact.

I support education, traditional family values, the 2nd amendment, and no taxation without representation!

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