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    Sandra Amara

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    Daniel Berlant

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    Christopher Kershner

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    Matt Spokely

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Why are you running for this office?

Age 66
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) Auburn
Campaign address 1 California
Auburn, CA 95603
Campaign telephone (530) 320-4971
Campaign email amaraslaw@yahoo.com
Education Law degree, Lincoln Law School, 1993; master's in psychology, USF,1988; bachelor's degree and lifetime teaching credential, USF, 1974.
Experience Member, Auburn Planning Commission, 2015-present; educator at various private and public schools, 1978-present; trustee, Auburn Union School District, 1994-2006; attorney/mediator, private practice, 1993-present.
As a lifelong Auburn resident, my community is very important to me. My many years of community service, as well as my occupation as an attorney/mediator, have prepared me to be uniquely qualified to serve Auburn, and help with its many challenges.
Age 35
Birthplace (city) Sacramento, but raised in Auburn
Residence (city) Auburn
Campaign email DanBerlant@att.net
Education Bachelor's degree, political science, UC Davis, 2006; Placer High School (Auburn).
Experience Cal Fire work, 15+ years; Auburn City Council member, 4 years; Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council, 4 years; Auburn Union School District, 5 years; Placer County Air Pollution Control District, 4 years; Placer County Flood District, 3 years.
I plan to strengthen police and fire response, which must be the city's priority. We need to address transient and homeless issues. I want to continue to promote business and tourism in our city. Lastly, we must increase our roadway maintenance.
Age 33
Birthplace (city) Palo Alto
Residence (city) Auburn
Campaign telephone (530) 210-0423
Campaign email kitkershner@yahoo.com
Education Master's of business administration, San Jose State University; bachelor's degree, economics, UC San Diego.
Experience Small business, finance, fundraising, event planning, marketing, retail, logistics, software.
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To close Auburn's budget deficit, establish a centralized resource for viewing upcoming events, promote better parking, encourage new businesses including lifting food truck and dispensary restrictions, and hire an accountable and open police chief.
Age 50
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) Auburn
Campaign address P.O. Box 147
Auburn, CA 95604
Campaign telephone (530) 613-6063
Campaign email votematt2018@gmail.com
Education Bachelor's degree, civil engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1993; Sierra College.
Experience Business owner; member, Auburn City Council; mayor, City of Auburn, 2017; SACOG Director; board member, Placer County Boys and Girls Club, 2012-present; Auburn Planning Commission and Historic Design Review Commission, 2007-14.
To continue my efforts in three main areas: Fixing our road and our critical public infrastructure, boosting our local economy by attracting new and exciting entrepreneurs to Auburn, and continuing to make police and fire a top priority for the city.