LWV League of Women Voters of California
Kern County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Sue Benham

Candidate for
Councilmember; City of Bakersfield; Ward 2

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • UCLA School of Law, J.D. 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1975
  • Married 21 years to Herb Benham, Four children, ages 10-18
  • Chairperson, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Board of Directors, 1984-1989
  • Founding Member, Kern Women Lawyers
  • Franklin School Booster Club President & Site Council President, Bakersfield High School Site Council
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Safe Neighborhoods. I will lead the effort to reduce the high crime rate in Ward 2.
  • Fiscal Responsibility. I will stand up for wise use of tax dollars: police and fire protection, sanitation, streets and parks.
  • Economic development and redevelopment. I will promote continued revitalization Downtown and throughout Ward 2, especially in the Baker Street area.
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Position Papers
Growth: Planning for Our Future
I will bring leadership and vision to plan for our city's future.
Transportation Solutions
Transportation solutions are essential to pave the way for our city's continued growth.
Fiscal Responsibility
I will stand up for the wise use of tax dollars by emphasizing basic services: police and fire protection, sanitation, streets and parks.
Key Endorsements
  • B-FLAG (Bakersfield Firefighters)
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Campaign Contact Information
E-mail: Sbenham4kids@aol.com

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