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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Tappan G. "Tap" Merrick

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Sunnyvale; Seat 3

This is a copy of information submitted to elections officials by the candidate

Occupation: Investment Adviser Representative
Age: 65
Education and Qualifications:
Crime increased 28% (2012) and Public Safety officers declined 10%. Successive Councils built taller buildings with greater traffic gridlock. Some want to sell 18 acres of City property, including up to 14 acres downtown for more high-density housing and businesses. We must stand up to developers and their well-funded candidates and say enough already.

I am a Sunnyvale homeowner (36 years), youth coach (19), husband, parent, grandparent and community leader. I hold an MBA in Finance, and am a state and federally licensed Investment adviser. My employment includes ten years in Government cost accounting, procedural auditing, budgeting and expense control, 9 as a financial consultant and 18 as an investment adviser and business owner. My pertinent knowledge, expertise, experience and family values are crucial council attributes.

I will not accept donations from developers or unions. Pensions and management compensation threaten Sunnyvale's financial stability. Sunnyvale has started to address this but a Sunnyvale Pension Reform report shows that by 2032 the City will still owe $200,000,000 (+) of unfunded pension liabilities. I will not accept endorsements from those that created the still unfinished town center and pension muddles. Vote Tap Merrick for a better Sunnyvale. (

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