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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of Buena ParkCandidate for Council Member, Ward 2

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Elizabeth "Beth" Swift

Buena Park City Councilwoman
1,079 votes (38.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Find ways to address pension liabilities--extra payments to Cal PERS, pension trust, setting responsible goal of 85% funding, enlist help of employees
  • Focus more resources on homelessness--work with other nearby cities, the county, state and federal governments to establish shelters and provide services
  • Direct more attention to "quality of life" issues--i.e. beautify our city; relieve street parking pressures on neighborhoods; enrich parks and other recreational resources.

Experience

Experience

Profession:City Councilwoman; retired teacher
City Council Member, Buena Park City Council — Elected position (2010–current)
Board Member, Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors — Appointed position (2011–current)
Committee Member, Orange County Fire Authority Budget & Finance Committee — Appointed position (2011–2018)
teacher, Fullerton Joint Union High School District (1989–2010)
Governing Board Member, Buena Park School District School Board — Elected position (1979–2010)

Education

USC Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (2005)
Azusa Pacific University Master of Arts, School Administration (2001)
Cal State Long Beach Bachelor of Arts & teacher's credential, Home Economics, major; History minor (1973)

Community Activities

Member, President (5 years), Treasurer (1 year), Buena Park Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Committee (2013–current)
Secretary/Treasurer, Church of Reflections Preservation Foundation (2017–current)
Treasurer, Alumni and Friends of Buena Park High School (2015–current)
Member, Christ Community Church (2010–current)
Member, officer, committee member (President 1 year), Buena Park Rotary Club (2006–2017)

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