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San Joaquin County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Ann Johnston

Candidate for
Mayor; City of Stockton

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1964: I received B.A. degree from San Francisco State University in the Social Sciences. In 1965 I earned a Secondary Teaching Credential.

1965: I joined the Peace Corps to serve our country and teach people to help themselves. I lived and worked in Iran as a teacher of English as a Second Language.

1979-1992: I was elected to the Lodi School Board and we built 10 new schools in north Stockton to put our children into neighborhood schools.

1981-present: I founded The Balloonery,Inc.which is located on East Harding Way in downtown Stockton.

1994: I wanted to ensure all citizens had a voice at City Hall, so I ran for City Council and served with Mayor Joan Darrah, Duane Isetti, and Victor Mow.

1996-2003: We cleaned up graffiti and revitalized our downtown, and I wrote the city ordinance to keep shopping carts out of our neighborhoods.

1998: I led an effort to open more than 30 after school homework centers for Stockton kids.

2003: I was named Small Business Advocate of the Year for helping small businesses grow in Stockton.

My Family: My husband Cliff and I have raised our two sons, Eric and Kirk, in Stockton while running two successful small businesses. I have three granddaughters.

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