Riverbank Mayor Race 2008

Candidate Profile: Chris Crifasi

September 24, 2008 

Chris Crifasi, candidate for Riverbank Mayor (Tracee Littlepage / The Modesto Bee)

Name: (Full, legal name) Christopher Steven Crifasi, CPA

Name you prefer for publication: Chris Crifasi

Office sought: Mayor, City of Riverbank

Political party: Nonpartisan office, registered Republican

Place of employment and job title (If retired, position at retirement): Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Manager

Birth date, place: 11-1-65, Modesto, CA

E-mail address: chriscrifasi@aim.com

Business address: 200 W. Roseburg Ave. Modesto CA 95350

Campaign Web site (if applicable): http://chriscrifasi.blogspot.com

If married, please list date, place and spouse's name: 10-10-98, Sonora, Becky

If you have children, please list their names and ages: Joshua and Jeremy, almost 3

Education: Schools attended, degrees attained: Thomas Downey High School; CSU Stanislaus, BS in Business Administration (concentration Finance); Golden Gate University MS in Taxation (will complete program next year)

Have you served in the military? If so, please list rank and bases where you served: No

Have you ever been convicted or arrested for a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain: No

Have you ever declared bankruptcy? If so, please include dates: No

Have you held any past elected public offices? (include dates) Yes, Mayor, city of Riverbank 2004 to present

Have you held any past appointed public offices? (include dates) No

Please list any professional, social, labor or fraternal groups of which you are a member: AICPA [American Institute of CPAs]; California Society of CPAs

Please list your top three priorities if you are elected to the office you're seeking. You may use Up to 50 words per priority. Longer items will be edited to meet the word limit:

  1. Assure a transfer of the Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant from the Federal government that is both orderly and beneficial to the residents of Riverbank, the current employees of the installation and the businesses that currently have their businesses there.
  2. Assure the continued emphasis on the revitalization of our Downtown residential and shopping area. It is this increase in jobs and commercial shopping opportunities that are among the most important indicators of a city's health.
  3. A continued focus on the health our city's budget. Even though our city has benefited over the past few years from an increase in sales tax revenue it is the City Council's job to continue to review and tighten the City's spending, particularly in this difficult economic climate.

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