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Santa Cruz County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Director; Soquel Creek Water District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 5 12:22am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (31/31)
(32 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.14%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Bruce E. Jaffe Click here for more information about this candidate 5,321 votes 23.89%

  • Occupation: Oceanographer/Water Official
  • 33-year resident of the mid-County
  • Ph.D. in Geology, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Masters in Oceanography, University of Washington
  • 32 years professional experience in water-related sciences
  • Executive Committee Member, Nisene2Sea Open Space Alliance
  • Father of 2
  • Keep seawater intrusion from polluting our groundwater basins
  • Eliminate overdraft through enhanced conservation and creative solutions for developing new water supplies
  • Science-based long-term planning to ensure clean, abundant water for the future
Rick Meyer Click here for more information about this candidate 3,447 votes 15.47%
  • Occupation: Energy Efficiency Analyst
  • Board Director, Soquel Creek Water District
  • Sr. Product Manager for high tech companies
  • Holder of two issued and one pending patent
  • Member, Energy Committee, Assn of California Water Agencies
  • Owner, Home Energy Saving Analysts
  • V.P Marketing for test equipment company
  • Prevent ongoing seawater intrusion from ruining wells, our economy and way of life
  • Build a supplemental water supply so water scarcity can end
  • Support conservation and make sure new water demand does not restrict water available to current customers.
Bill McGowan Click here for more information about this candidate 3,310 votes 14.86%
  • Occupation: Project Manager
  • BA History, UC Berkeley
  • MS Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Employer: Granite Construction Company 25 years
  • Regional Solution to Supplemental Water Supply for Our Community
  • Protect our Aquifer - The main source of water for our community
  • Respect the Customers, Staff and Neighboring Water Districts
Carla Christensen 3,213 votes 14.42%
  • Occupation: Retired Environmental Scientist
Doug Deaver 2,905 votes 13.04%
  • Occupation: Retired Facilities Director
John Prentice 2,441 votes 10.96%
  • Occupation: Local Business Owner
Maria Marsilio 813 votes 3.65%
  • Occupation: Human Resources Director
Michelle Roy 421 votes 1.89%
  • Occupation: Retired Broker
John F. Hughes, Jr. 374 votes 1.68%
  • Occupation: Retired Newspaper Executive

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  News and Analysis

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Soquel Creek candidates square off in Chamber forum
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