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San Mateo County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Board Member; Sequoia Healthcare District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (198/198 0/42 Absentee)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Arthur J. Faro 16,776 votes 19.7%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • BA, Univ. of Vermont
  • MBA, The George Washington Univ.
  • CEO Sequoia Hospital, retired
  • American Heart Association Board
  • Association of Calif. Healthcare Districts Board
  • Sequoia Health Services Board,past president Sequoia Awards
  • Want to keep Sequoia Hospital.
  • Want to continue to see that health promotion & access to health care provided to all of our citizens.
  • This District is a very important asset for the community providing assistance to health related organizations.
Gerald M. "Jerry" Shefren 16,403 votes 19.2%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Physician
  • Medical Degree University Illinois
  • Board Member American Friends Foundation for Childbirth Injuries
  • Insure adequate access to medical care for district residents
  • Provide financial support to qualified organizations that provide preventive health services to district residents
  • Provide oversite and support of Sequoia Hospital
Jack Hickey 12,333 votes 14.5%
  • Occupation: Retired Research Scientist
  • U.S. Navy Veteran (1953-1957)
  • Graduate - Navy ET School - Great Lakes, IL
  • Honorary B.S. in Electronics (Dalmo Victor)
  • Inventor - 28 Patents (lasers, electronics, electro-optics)
  • Taxpayers Advocate
  • Chair, Libertarian Party of San Mateo County
  • Provide property tax relief by suspending tax collections no longer justified for this District
  • Suspend charitable Grants being disbursed by this taxpayer funded District
  • Dissolve this no longer needed District with assets credited back to property owners
Warren C. Gibson 10,436 votes 12.2%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Engineer/Planning Commissioner
  • Ph.D. in engineering, Case Western Reserve Univ.
  • co-founder, CSA Engineering, Mt. View
  • Planning Commissioner, City of Belmont
  • pasBoard member, San Juan Canyon Presrvation Trust
  • past board member, Psoriasis Research Inst.
  • past board member, Masterworks Chorale
  • Stop the giveaway of tax money to healthcare charities
  • Stop collecting tax for the District.
  • Return accumulated tax money to taxpayers
Sonya L. Sigler 9,841 votes 11.5% David Rosner 7,366 votes 8.6%
  • Occupation: Retired CorporateTax Attorney
  • BBA, City University of New York
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • LLM (Taxation), New York University Law School
  • Senior Tax Counsel Intel Corporation, retired
  • Foreman Pro Tempore 2001-2002 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury
  • Adopt San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury recommendations
  • Forgo tax collections to allow for reduction in property tax
  • Develop a plan, with community input, for utilization of accumulated reserves
Harland Harrison 5,663 votes 6.6%
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Belmont Resident for 20 years
  • Executive Committee, San Mateo Libertarian Party
  • Stop collecting taxes for a hospital which the District already sold
  • Stop giving away the "excess" tax money, and return it to the taxpayers
  • Implement the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury recommendations
Arthur "Art" Bates 4,120 votes 4.8% Philip Brattain 2,377 votes 2.8%
  • Occupation: Software Services Development
  • Phone: 650-522-8020 x101 (day)

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Candidates Forum for Sequoia Healthcare District Board
Thursday, October 3, 7 - 9 pm, First Congregational Church, Euclid and McGarvey, Redwood City
Candidates Forum on TV

Peninsula TV, Ch. 26
Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m.
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San Mateo County Times

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