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

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John Stevens

Chief Operating Officer
4,777 votes (18.52%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintenance of Streets
  • Develop a waterfront infrastructure master plan
  • Protect public saftey

Experience

Experience

Profession:COO of a Medical Research Institute
COO, Andrew Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine (2016–2016)
CEO, Martinez Chamber of Commerce (2012–2015)
Executive Director, Rebuilding Together East Bay North (2008–2012)

Education

California State East Bay/ Geogetown University / University of Arkansas Master's Public Administration / Certification in Legislative Studies / BA, Public Administration, Polcy and Managment / Legislative Affairs / BA in English (2007)

Community Activities

Member, former Board Member, Human Rights Campaign (1985–current)
Memeber, Victory Fund (2015–current)
Volunteer, Shelter, Inc (2014–current)

Biography

Background and Education:  

 

I am John Stevens, a resident of Martinez, who moved here because of the friendly people, beauty of the city and rich history. Martinez embraces diversity and has the potential for a prosperous future.

 

I see several attributes necessary to be a good councilperson. An education relative to the skills needed as a city councilmember is invaluable to be an effective leader. Mine includes:

 

  • Master’s in Public Administration
  • Certification in Legislative Studies
  • Bachelor’s in English

 

Second is experience. As the CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, I promoted economic development. Supporting small business and strengthening Martinez have been the cornerstones of my service. I created Studios on the Streets, a family oriented event, and advocated for more transit, including service for seniors and the disabled. 

 

I am a former board member of the Human Rights Campaign and have advocated for healthcare around breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and equal rights for the less fortunate.

 

A former small business owner, I understand the importance of good policy to attract businesses and help them succeed and create jobs for our labor force. Currently, I serve as COO of a medical research policy institute promoting best practices in emergency room services. 

 

 

If elected, I will focus on:

 

  • An infrastructure master plan for the waterfront

 

  • Sound Budgeting
  • Protecting Public Safety
  • Increased code enforcement
  • Affordable residential development

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Johnathon Wright, Board of Martinez Unified School District
  • United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County
  • Martinez Police Officers Association

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