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Mendocino County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Member, City Council; City of Ukiah Voter Information

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Results as of Nov 22 5:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (36/36)
(40 Total Write-In Votes 0.38%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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John McCowen Click here for more information about this candidate 2245 votes 21.17%

  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent Ukiah City Council Nov. 2004-present.
  • Mendocino County Planning Commission
  • City of Ukiah Planning Commission
  • Mendocino County Grand Jury
  • Current employment: Self-employed renovating and managing my own rental properties.
  • Previous: Housepainter, Landscaper/Gardener, Community College Instructor (part time).
  • Education: Graduated Ukiah High School and Chico State University.
  • Adequate Funding for Police, Fire and Emergency Services.
  • Planning Must Come Before Growth to Protect Our Quality of Life.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability.
Benj Thomas Click here for more information about this candidate 2107 votes 19.87%
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Middle school teacher and principal
  • Mendocino County Grand Jury Foreperson
  • Author of articles published in educational journals
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Ethiopia I
  • Host of a jazz show on local radio
  • Married to Susan Baird, three sons (two serving as doctors in the US Navy), two stepsons
  • public safety
  • cooperation with the County over planning, taxes, drugs and gangs
  • anticipating major changes in the economy and technology
Phil Baldwin Click here for more information about this candidate 1639 votes 15.46%
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Top Council vote getter 1998 and 2002
  • Vice Mayor since 2001
  • City of Ukiah Rep on Inland Power & Water Commission
  • securing our water sources, water rights, and the flow in western hills creeks for underground recharge
  • agricultural and open space easements for Ukiah valley vineyards, orchards, and western hills
  • enforcing Ukiah speed limits
Michael "Mike" Whetzel Click here for more information about this candidate 1593 votes 15.02%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • City of Ukiah Planning Commissioner
  • FAA Certified Aircraft Inspector
  • Smart Growth of the City of Ukiah and the surrounding valley
  • Public Safety & Infrastructure of the city
  • Revitalize the downtown of Ukiah
Jeanne K. Metcalf 1555 votes 14.66%
  • Occupation: Educator
James David "Ever Pleasant Jim" Mulheren Click here for more information about this candidate 1425 votes 13.44%
  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner/Businessman
  • Chairman Planning Commission
  • Past President Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President North Coast Builders Exchange
  • Vice-Chairman Economic Development Financing Corp of Mnedocino County
  • Commisioner of the Mendocino County Airport Land Use Commission
  • Ukiah Skate Park commitee member
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Diversity
  • Parks and Open Space

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