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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Cupertino Sanitary DistrictCandidate for Director

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William A. Bosworth

9,943 votes (24.33%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To protect both the public's health and our environment.
  • To provide for the safe and cost-efficient collection of sewage waste from our District.
  • To work with San Jose on the safe, effective, and cost efficient transportation to the Treatment Plant and for the safe and cost effective operation of the Treatment Plant.



Profession:Incumbent on the Cupertino Sanitary District; An Accountant for 30 years.
Accountant - Auditor, Department of Treasury (1987–current)
Consultant/Advisor/Miscellaneous, Garrod Farms (1974–current)
Director, Board of Directors, Cupertino Sanitary District — Elected position (2001–current)
Director, Board of Directors, California Sanitation Risk Management Authority — Appointed position (2001–current)
Director, Santa Clara County Special District's Board of Directors — Appointed position (2001–current)


University of California, Davis Bachelor of Science, Environmental Planning and Management (1973)

Community Activities

Various Positions, such as Youth Project Leader, 4-H (1985–2000)
Coach and Referee, AYSO - Youth Soccer (1985–1996)
Coach, Little League (1990–1995)


I have served on the Cupertino Sanitary District Board since 2001.  I have been the Board President four times and the District Secretary four times.  I spent about ten years on the accounting and finance committee.  I live on a farm in the district and have lots of first hand experience with pipes of various sorts and construction and maintenance.  I have been an accountant and auditor for thirty years.  I've volunteered for more programs than I care to list.  I enjoy dealing with the public as well as the business side of the District.  My college degree was in Environmental planning and Management and I enjoy the opportunity to put that training to use in conducting the District's business.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The sanitation district is not a political entity.  The sanitation district is a service district.  Our job is to provide the district's customers with great service to protect their health as well as the health and well being of our environment.  We try to do that in the most cost-effective manner.  That doesn't always mean taking the low bidder on a project, but rather trying to consider the long term. We must also work with San Jose/Santa Clara since they own the Treatment Plant. We must work to try and get them to be as safe and fiscally efficient as they can be as well. 

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