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:  lo Wedne.d, May 26, 1982 Candidates for City CouncilX Clifford Snider Steve Congdon Clifford Snider has been a resident of Cloverdale for approximately nine years. He gegan his practice as a dentist here in 1973 partime and then moved his family here in 1974 and opened his office dorrs full time. Snider graduated from Livermore High School. From there he attended the University of California. University of Pacific school for dentistry and has received more than the legal requirements in post-graduate work. Why is Snider running for office? "Number one. it's my home town," he says. "I want to preserve the quality of life that I like here. I want to be a part of it, and I feel that I'm good at is.'" Snider has had four years of previous experience on the Cloverda|e coulctl. He has also served the Dental Society on local and state levels, held seats on several county commissions, appeared before senate meetings for the dentistry legislative committee, and is currently serving a county commission office for alcoholism on local and national levels. 'Tin just very familiar with mechanisms of government," he told the Reveille. Should Snider be elected to city counil he'd "like to see business have an easier entry to our city and its politics." Snider continued. 'ql would set aside time when the people can come in with their complaints, requests, whatever. No one but the individual and myself behind a closed door. l want the people to be able to come to the council and speak to us on a one on one basis. This is something I will do." He would also promote business at all times for the city of Cloverdale Snider feels that he should be elected because "i'm more experienced than six of them and i can do a better job than amy of the rest." During the Reveille interview Snider stressed the importance of good city management, He said he has seen Livermore suffer badly from poor city government, "l have watched these mistakes since 1946. I just don't want to see that happen to Cloverda[e. Cloverdaie is a lovely community and there's no reason it shou|dn't be. I want this town to become the example of small cities in California,'" Steve Congdon has lived in Cloverale for over eight years now. Previously he has live in San Francisco and New York. He has had three years of college. One and a half years at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York and the city college of San Francisco for a year and one half. He studied broadcasting. Besides already serving on city counci Congdon feels his qualifcations are being involved with community activities and having ideas on how to shape the city's future. He also is on the Economic Developemnt Board for Sonoma County. "I know what business are looking for as far as land and types of places. I could be a real asset to the city. And working at the unemployment office. I see a lot of people who are out of work from Cloverdale My basic job is to get them jobs. I can't get them all jobs, but that's something [ do work on," said Congdon. "I think there are some things that need to be accomplished. The first four years were good initiation. I think this time I'd focus on trying to get some industry. Try to project Cloverdale in such a way that we could get jobs," Congdon told the Reveille. If elected he would concentrate on improving Cloverdale's image to help induce business. 'Ts keep the people informed," as to what's going on," he said. "I think and get things accomplished." Why should Congdon be elected?" I think that my background and capabilities as far as the administrative level are pretty good. My background in college has been very helpful. Of course, my experience on the council is has been good. I also show leadership qualties regardless of whether I was on the council before." he said "I think the basies are that l'm going to ask questions. I'm not going to go Carte Blanche into any recommendation made by staff or by anyone else. I listen to people and l'm not afraid to say no," concluded Congdon; Lou Thompson John Poynter Lou Thompson has lived in Cloverdale for eight years. She graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College this June. From there she will transfer to Sonoma State University where she will major in education. "My first qualification is that I'm really concerned about the future of Cloverdale. I'm very active with the schools. I sat as president of the PTA for two years at Jefferson School. I helped to initiate a resource council that didn't quite work out," said Thompson. There are several reasons why Thompson is running for City Counci June 8. "First, it's a personal goal. Secondly, I think Cloverdale needs a change. I think I'm qualified to initiate those changes. As a resident and a parent of a child that's growing up here I am very concerned about Cloverdale's future," she said. "My main concern right now is the way Cloverdale is going to grow. I'd like to see a plan established that encompasses not only housing but that also encompasses jobs. Some kind of industry; small, light industry. I'd like to see something well rounded as a plan for Cloverdale," said ThompSon of her plans for Cloverdale, should she be elected. Why should she be elected?" I think I'm more concerned for the people of th community than I am for myself. I have no personal goals. My goals are for the people who live on the same block as I do, whose children go to school with my child, lm really interested in getting the government back into the hands of the people." John Poynter, a resident of Cloverdale for two years now, lived most of his life in the Sacramento Valley. His grade school education was received at Davis. He attending Sacramento City College then transfered to Brigham Young University where he studied spanish. "john Poynter feels that his qualifications for city council include a wide business background and his work with business and industry, people in Sonoma County. "It's their (those people) cooperation that will make Cloverdale a successful and good community to live in," he said in the Reveille interview. Why is Poynter running for city council? "The opportunity is here. I feel the time is right in my mind to do this kind of thing and the desire is here. I choose very carefully to live in Cloverdale. I ca;e about this community. I moved here because of the the quality of life I found here. 1 want to maintain, if not improve that quality. This town is an excellent place to live. "If elected I plan to work very closely with the more experienced members of the council," said Poynter in wisely attracting and selecting the types of businesses that would bolster our lumber industry and at the same time broader our revenue base so that we can afford the other programs that we want, however, having hard time paying for them." Poynter feels he should be elected "because 1 do a pretty good job of covering my act. I'm not one to walk into something without doing my homework. I don't plan to cause any embarassment to the city as has happened in the past. I don't mean to slander any individual council person, but in cases of the recent past, because of those with a wishy-washy nature, if you will, the council has embarassed its self." Y