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Monterey County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Steve McShane

Candidate for
Councilmember; City of Salinas; District 3

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Steve McShane is running for Salinas City Council in District 3. Steve is the candidate that represents the change Salinas needs at this time. He has the training, experience, and network to win the seat and lead the city in a positive direction.

Steve McShane is a Soil Science Graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University and has completed leadership programs sponsored by San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Morgan Hill, Monterey, Salinas, The California Farm Bureau Federation, Young Farmers and Ranchers, and the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation.

Steve has a great depth of community experience. He is the founder of the Leadership Salinas Valley Alumni Association, and the Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers.. He has served in leadership capacities for boards including: Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Rotary, Cal Poly, The Salinas Jaycees, and the Monterey County Young Professionals Group.

Steve's service to his community is quite impressive. He was a Governor's appointee to the California Postsecondary Education Commission and was elected to the Hartnell College Board of Trustees where he served as both Vice Chair and Chair. Steve has served as an appointee to the City of Salinas Police Commission and Traffic & Transportation Commission where he served as Vice Chair. He currently serves on the County of Monterey Housing Advisory Commission and the City of Salinas Planning Commission as Vice Chair. McShane is a graduate of both Salinas and Monterey Citizens Police Academy and served on the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Salinas Valley State Prison.

Steve spent three years working in the fresh vegetable business as a commodity manager for Taylor Farms and Director of Quality, Food Safety and Product Development for Newstar Fresh Foods. In 2005, Produce Business Magazine named McShane one of the "Top Forty" young professionals in produce under forty years old.

In 2005, McShane founded McShane's Nursery & Landscape Supply. McShane's includes a staff of twenty across three departments including landscape supplies, design services, and nursery products. In 2007, Steve was presented the "Retail Rising Star" award by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. Steve McShane is a true business man, he has worked in 2 large companies and implemented the business knowledge he learned in school and learned in those 2 wonderful companies to create the top nursery and landscape supply on the Central Coast.

McShane has been honored with the Founders Award by Leadership Monterey Peninsula. He has also been honored with the California Outstanding Young Farmer and the Outstanding Young Californian Award by the California Junior Chamber of Commerce. Other awards include the Outstanding Young Citizen Award by the Salinas Jaycees.

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