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
(916) 879-2528
Ken Cooley - D
kencooley.comkencooley.com
(916) 317-3611
John Thomas Flynn - R
www.flynnassembly2012.comwww.flynnassembly2012.com
(916) 712-3545
Barbara Ortega - R
www.barbaraforassembly.comwww.barbaraforassembly.com
(916) 212-7487
Peter Tateishi - R
peterforassembly.competerforassembly.com
(916) 600-7423
Phillip A. Tufi
www.tufi4assembly.comwww.tufi4assembly.com
(916) 412-7727
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Janice M. Bonser

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Ken Cooley

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John Thomas Flynn

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Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

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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

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Janice M. Bonser

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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

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Barbara Ortega

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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.

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

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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

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Barbara Ortega

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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

Phillip A. Tufi

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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

John Thomas Flynn

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Barbara Ortega

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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

Phillip A. Tufi

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

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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

John Thomas Flynn

No response

Barbara Ortega

No response

Peter Tateishi

No response

Phillip A. Tufi

No response

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

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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

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