Bios for Chino mayor race
09/27/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT
09/27/2012 05:48:07 PM PDT
NAME: DENNIS R. YATES
Occupation: Retired retail executive
Length of time lived in the district: 30 years
Married? Children?: Married for 35 years, five children and 11 grand children
Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): Pomona High School graduate, Chaffey College graduate, associate degree in business
Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: Elected to Chino City Council in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Elected Chino mayor 2004 and 2008.
Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Vice chair for South Coast Air Quality Management District, board member for Omnitrans and San Bernardino Associated Governments, chairman to the Chaffey College Oversight Committee, former chair of the Chino Basin Watermaster and founding chairman of the Chino DeSalter Authority.
In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: As the mayor of Chino, I am dedicated to continuing Chino's progress as a successful community. As the recession continues, Chino has been able to attract 1,250 new businesses to our city. Along with our City Council, I am dedicated to expanding our effective job creation approach. We have, and will continue to work with a balanced budget while maintaining a cash reserve, and have reformed employee pensions. I am committed to preserving Chino's family-friend quality of life while working even harder with council and staff to make our community an even better place to work, play and live.
NAME: LEE MCGROARTY
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Occupation: CEO/owner RetireAmerica Corporation, Chino; CEO/owner 401(k) Administrators, Inc., Chino; CEO/partner Chino Executive Offices, Chino. Air Force, 1984-1990.
Length of time lived in the city: 11 Years - Chino Valley since 1994
Married? Children?: Yes, to Lisa Santos McGroarty, Children - Delaney 11, Macy 9, Charlee 7
Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): Central Connecticut State University 1987-1990, major: finance.
Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: 2010 Chino City Council
Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Member of Chino Rotary, member of Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: As a successful businessman, husband, father and veteran, I care deeply about the future of our city. Chino has incredible potential to attract quality businesses, not more warehouses. As your mayor, I will balance the budget, without using reserves, or forfeit my salary. I'll seek to eliminate future pensions for elected officials and waive my own pension. I will fight to develop a top-level hospital with advanced services for children and seniors; a major retail shopping mall and a four-year university, public or private, for our children. I will protect police and fire services and fight to improve our schools.