Chino Hills City Council

NAME:ART BENNETT

Age: 65

Occupation: Vice president-National Property Tax Services Property Tax Assistance Co., Inc. for 41 years

Length of time lived in the city: 21 y

Married? Children?:

Married to Nickie for 45 years with two adult sons, two Ayala High School students and six grandchildren.

Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): Associates degree in business real estate from Cerritos College, Institute of Business Management and Economics at UCS and I also hold a professional designation - certified property tax member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: Current mayor of Chino Hills, I ran in a special election in 2004 unsuccessfully.

Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Member of the Chino Hills General Plan Advisory Committee, 18 months, and member of the Chino Hills Planning Commission nearly 14 years, three terms as chair.

In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: Although I was appointed to my current term on the City Council I am running for my second, four-year term, because I love the city of Chino Hills, I believe it is important to give back something to my community.I know that my heart is in the right place and my extensive knowledge of our city and how it operates makes me very well qualified to serve as a Chino Hills council member.


NAME: RAY MARQUEZ

Campaign website address: Ray4ChinoHills.com

Age: 56

Occupation: Retired firefighter, also real estate broker

Length of time lived in the city: 28 years

Married? Children?: Married for 28 years to wife Barbara, with sons Patrick Cavanaugh, 33, Rey Marquez, 27, and Andrew Marquez, 25.

Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: Was elected to the Chino Valley Independent Fire District Fire board in 2006

Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Member, Chino Hills' Incorporation Committee, Past Member, Planning Commission, Past Member, Parks and Recreation Commission, Volunteer, Chino Hills Citizens' Patrol, Member, San Bernardino County Airports Commission, Chino Hills Rotary, President/manager, Canyon Hills Little League, Athletic Director, Junior All-American

In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: Did not respond


NAME: AL MATTA

Campaign website: www.almatta.com

Age: 75

Occupation: Educator/coach retired

Length of time lived in the city: 16 years

Married? Children?: Yes, three adult children, one girl and two boys

Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): Occidental College, bachelor of arts; Cal State Long Beach, masters in education administration; credential from the state of California

Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: ran for Chino Hills City Council in 2010

Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Member of Hope For The Hills; Appointed to Chino Valley Unified School District Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee; Chino Hills Trail Adoption volunteer; Extreme Makeover Home Edition volunteer

In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: As your councilman I will have a passion to continue the efforts in keeping Chino Hills strong and safe. Our city has kept a balance budget that being said I will continue working hard to have your tax dollars flowing towards those economic efforts. I want to invite new businesses to come to our city and work with those that are already serving in Chino Hills. I want the city's general plan that allows for open space to continue thus bringing in more new residents to enjoy our scenic rural atmosphere. I am a strong believer in property rights. I will continue to fight to take down Edison's massive towers in Chino Hills.


NAME: ROSSANA MITCHELL

Campaign website address: www.rossanamitchellforcouncil.com

Age: 49

Occupation: Attorney/business owner

Length of time lived in the city: 22 years

Married? Children?: divorced/two children, Marissa and Kelsey

Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): UC Irvine - bachelor of arts 1985; Western State University, College of Law - J.D 2000.

Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: Board Member, Chino Valley Unified School District 1997-2001; Councilmember, City of Chino Hills 2002, to complete term.

Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: Family Advocate, 11 years; Member, California State Bar Association, 2000-present; Member, Women's Business Association; Member, Hispanic Bar Association;

In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: As a Chino Hills practicing attorney and business owner who has served as councilwoman and president of the Chino Valley School Board, I have leadership experience in both the private and public sector. I understand the importance of being there for the people I represent. I will listen to your ideas and concerns and provide you with accountable, responsive government. As a 22-year resident and a mom who has raised two grown daughters in Chino Hills, I will be your advocate, preserving what we all hold dear - ensuring Chino Hills remains the most desirable and safest places to live.


NAME: CYNTHIA MORAN

Campaign website address: www.voteforcynthia.com

Age: 46

Occupation: Businesswoman

Length of time lived in the district: 17 years.

Married? Children?: I am married to David and have three children, Richard, Christine and Melanie.

Education (colleges attended, degrees earned): I have a bachelor's degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton.

Run for or held elected office before and if so when and what office?: I have never run for or held an elected office.

Appointed offices held as well as community organizations: I was Council President of Chino Valley PTSA and currently serve as Vice Chair of the Chino Hills Community Foundation. I am a member of Soroptomist International.

In 100 words or less, please explain why you are running for this office: My vision is to make Chino Hills the premier place to live, work and raise our families. We need strong leadership in determining our city's future and in helping empower our citizens to have a stronger voice in local government. That's why I'm running for City Council.

My commitments to the residents are ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely;wWork with local businesses to succeed while attracting other high-quality businesses; preserve open space to keep our rural feel while protecting property values; and support our police and firefighters to assure strong public safety.