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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of ChicoCandidate for City Council

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Ann Schwab

Councilmember/Non-Profit Director
15,195 votes (12.93%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prioritize full police and fire department staffing to ensure safe neighborhoods.
  • Attract, develop, and support innovative businesses, from small entrepreneurs and manufacturers to high technology.
  • Protect Chico’s future through comprehensive, thoughtful planning, and actively support local heritage by preserving and enhancing Chico’s uniqueness – its wonderful parks, tree-lined boulevards, livable neighborhoods, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Councilmember/Nonprofit Director
Program Director, CAVE - Community Action Volunteers in Education, Associated Students (1999–current)
Owner, Campus Bicycles (1981–current)
Chair, Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Board — Appointed position (2011–current)
Councilmember, City of Chico — Elected position (2004–current)
Chair, Sustainability Task Force - City of Chico — Appointed position (2008–2013)
Mayor, City of Chico — Elected position (2008–2012)
Commisioner, Bidwell Park and Playground Commission - City of Chico — Appointed position (2002–2004)
Accounting Clerk, Associated Students (1996–1999)
Area Manager, Mervyn's (1977–1996)

Education

California State University, Chico Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1979)

Community Activities

Chair, Chico Velo Cycling Club (1989–current)
Volunteer, Park Watch - City of Chico (2002–current)
Chair, Rawlins Endowed Professor Advisory Committee (2008–current)
Chair, Staff Council - California State University, Chico (2002–2005)
Co-Chair, Bidwell Park Centennial Committee (2003–2005)

Biography

Chico City Councilmember Ann Schwab has built a reputation as a strong leader. The knowledge, experience, and insight Ann gained while serving as Chico’s mayor for two terms guide her as she focuses on making Chico an exceptional place to live.  Ann is proud of her work to distinguish Chico as an environmental leader, including completion of the City’s first Green House Gas emissions audit.

 

Ann’s values of honoring Chico’s traditions, embracing diversity, advocating for the environment, assuring balanced growth, and enhancing Chico’s neighborhoods are reflected in the decisions she makes.  With your support, Ann Schwab will continue working for Chico.  

 

When Ann moved to Chico in 1975 to attend Chico State, she discovered a warm, welcoming community that continues to be a safe place to raise a family, an ideal location for business and a premier place to live. Ann's ongoing involvement through community service has deepened her pride in Chico. Ann strongly believes in community service and live by this ethic in my personal and professional life.

 

As director for Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), Ann encourages university students to serve our community while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Ann and her husband, Budd, own Campus Bicycles and understands the importance of small business and value downtown as the heart of our community. She's enjoyed serving as president of Chico Velo Cycling Club, and volunteering as a Bidwell Park Watch member.

 

Ann remains committed to preserving Chico’s heritage as we progress into the future. Her priority is to continue to sustain Chico’s values and make Chico an even more special place to live. By honoring traditions, embracing diversity, and welcoming civil conversations on hard issues, we can improve our environment, strengthen our economy, and enhance our community.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Chico Police Officers Association
  • Butte County Democratic Party
  • Chico Firefighters Local 2734

Organizations (7)

  • Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 District 60
  • Laborers Local 185
  • Nor- Cal Metal Craft Alliance
  • SEIU 1021
  • California Nurses Association
  • Democratic Action Club of Chico
  • Chico State Democrats

Elected Officials (12)

  • Eileen Robinson, President Chico Unified School District
  • David Guzzetti, Former Chico Councilmember
  • Margaret Worley, former Chico Mayor
  • Karl Ory, former Chico Mayor
  • Michael McGinnis, former Chico Mayor
  • Andy Holcombe, former Chico Mayor
  • Jane Dolan, former Butte County Supervisor
  • Randall Stone, Chico Councilmember
  • Tami Ritter, Chico Councilmember
  • Kory Honea, Butte County Sheriff
  • Maureen Kirk, Butte County Supervisor
  • Georgie Bellin, former Chico Mayor

Individuals (11)

  • Richard & Pat Macias
  • Phyllis & Wes Dempsey
  • Paul Friedlander
  • Nancy Ostrom
  • Steve & Katy O'Bryan
  • Lisa Emmerich
  • Kirk Trostle, former City of Chico Police Chief
  • Kim & Peter Tichinin
  • Jon Luvaas
  • Susan Mason
  • Carol Burr

Political Beliefs

Ann Schwab's Values & Vision

For a Livable Community

Prioritize full police and fire department staffing to ensure safe neighborhoods

Attract, develop, and support innovative businesses, from small entrepreneurs and manufacturers to high technology

Protect Chico’s future through comprehensive, thoughtful planning, and actively support local heritage by preserving and enhancing Chico’s uniqueness – its wonderful parks, tree-lined boulevards, livable neighborhoods, and vibrant neighborhoods

Support alternative transportation projects, for pedestrians as well as bicyclists – making it possible for people of all ages to walk or bike throughout Chico, safely and enjoyably

Preserve Chico’s Greenline, open spaces and Creekside greenways

Promote inclusivity in decision-making through recognizing, appreciating, and respecting differences.  Encourage proactive communication by more effectively providing transparent government portals and opening doors to community engagement

Create opportunities for local volunteerism, by finding new ways to engage everyone – including CSU, Chico students – in community service

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: Butte County Clerk-Recorder

Ann Schwab
Member, City Council City of Chico 
Occupation: Councilmember/Nonprofit Director          Age: 59

It has been an honor to serve as your Chico City Councilmember for the past twelve years. Serving as mayor for two terms from 2008-2010 and 2010-2012, I’ve represented you on the city, county and regional committees. My knowledge, experience, and leadership has strengthened Chico as an exceptional place to live. With your support, I will continue to sustain Chico’s values and be your voice for a thriving economy, environmental leadership, and vibrant neighborhoods.

I’m proud of our work to distinguish the City of Chico as an environmental leader. I developed the City’s Climate Action Plan and adopted the 2030 General Plan, emphasizing sustainable

development and preserving the Greenline. As chair of the six-county Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Water Management Board, I advocate to keep our water here in Chico.

My top priority is ensuring we have outstanding police and fire departments keeping Chico’s neighborhoods safe. I am responsive to neighborhood concerns. I reach out to ensure all voices are heard.

I believe in community service. I am Program Director for Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), Chico Velo Cycling Club President, and Park Watch volunteer. I understand the importance of small business and value downtown as the heart of our community. My husband, Budd Schwab, and I have owned and operated Campus Bicycles for 36 years.

Together we can sustain Chico’s values.

www.FriendsOfAnnSchwab.com

Candidate Contact Info

Email friendsofannschwab@yahoo.com

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