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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Town of ParadiseCandidate for City Council

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Melissa S. Schuster

5,786 votes (21.36%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To represent, advocate for and serve the community of Paradise to the best of my ability, always remembering that my purpose is to serve you.
  • To support public safety, fire protection, animal control and other community services through ensuring the appropriate use of funds and care budgeting.
  • Encourage a strong and vibrant local economy with an infrastructure to support businesses that are appropriate for our rural community.


Official Statement

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Melissa S. Schuster
Member, Town Council Town of Paradise
Occupation: Businesswoman Age: 56

Fifteen years ago, I moved to Paradise because I wanted a healthier environment and better educational opportunities for my son. 

Today, my son is serving as a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and I have become a business owner. In my efforts to give back to the community that gave to us, I have served on many Boards and as President of the Paradise Chamber. Over the years, we have opened our home for countless fundraisers for local non-profits and service organizations, raising thousands of dollars for projects benefiting our community, its residents and its children.

I’m running for Town Council to continue that effort in helping to make Paradise a business friendly, self-sustaining, and safe community with a strong, diverse and growing local economy. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Town Council to ensure that the promises of Measure C to enhance police and fire protection and improve our roads and animal control, are carried out.

Please vote for me on November 8th. Allow me the opportunity to represent you, to serve you, and to be your advocate for a stronger, safer, more positive Paradise!

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