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Dublin San Ramon Services District Candidate Q&A: Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold

San Ramon Patch has compiled background information on all candidates running for office in November, when four people will compete for two seats on the water and sewer services district that serves nearly 11,000 San Ramon and Dougherty Valley residents

San Ramon Patch has asked each candidate to fill out a questionnaire to give residents information about his or her background. See other elections coverage here.

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

[I was] recently appointed and I'd like a full term to tackle the rates and other financial issues at the district. The district was in excellent financial shape when I left in 2000.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? 

Get our debt refinanced at a lower interest rate and fixed for a long term.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Sixteen years of elected service on city council and DSRSD board. Experience.

Where do you work and what is your job title? 

Tax manager at a Pleasanton CPA firm.

Age and birthplace?

Sixty-three, born in Oakland, CA.

Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

Certified as an Enrolled Agent by the IRS in 1978.

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office?

Dublin City Council

Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission

Dublin Planning Commission

DSRSD Board of Directors

Have you run before for an elected public office?

Yes.

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign, both total spending and personal?

$2,000.

Have you ever served in the military?

No.

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation?

No.

Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy?

No.

How long have you lived in the district?

Since 1971.

What's your favorite thing about the district?

Local control.

What is the biggest problem in the district?

Finances and water sources.

Contact information:

E-mail: vonleo@aol.com or georgean@syacpa.com

Home phone: 925-828-8332

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