Riverbank Mayor Race 2008

Candidate Profile: Virginia Madueno

September 24, 2008 

Virginia Madueno, candidate for Mayor of Riverbank (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)

Name: (Full, legal name) Virginia Madueno

Name you prefer for publication: Virginia Madueno

Office sought: Mayor, City of Riverbank

Political party: Democrat

Place of employment and job title(If retired, position at retirement): Imagen, LLC, President

Birth date, place: November 16, 1965 - Modesto, Ca

E-mail address: vmadueno@imagenpr.com

Business address: (same as home)

Campaign Web site (if applicable):

If married, please list date, place and spouse's name: June 19, 1993, Ramiro Madueno

If you have children, please list their names and ages: Dominic Madueno (12); Daniel Madueno (8); David Madueno (8)

Education: Schools attended, degrees attained: BA Communications from California State University Stanislaus; Advanced Public Information Officer Certificate - FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency); Graduate of Leadership Modesto; Graduate of the Great Valley Leadership Institute; Graduate of the NHLI Fellows Program, JFK School of Government Harvard University

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): Appointed to the Riverbank City Council in March 2005

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

Please list any professional, social, labor or fraternial groups of which you are a member:

Vice President - Ovarian Cancer Alliance of California
Vice President - El Concilio - Council for the Spanish Speaking
Board Member - Presidents Council, California State University Stanislaus
Board Member - Youth Action Commission of Stanislaus County
Member of the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Central Valley Public Relations Organization

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:

  • We have more than three priorities that we need to focus on, however I will address three which I feel are the most important.
  • Job creation and economic development would be one of the priorities for me as Mayor. With the loss of over 600 jobs in Riverbank over the last year, it will be imperative to look at how we can expand job growth specifically at the Army Ammunition Industrial Site.
  • Another priority would be to ensure we have adequate everyday living resources to ensure the quality of life for all our residents such as water and sewer, public safety and fire protection. We need to be able to meet these basic needs for all our citizens.
  • Another priority would have to be the completion of our downtown improvement project. The beautification and restoration of the downtown area will become a hub for increased entrepreneurship opportunities, public and private collaboration, increased tax revenues and a regional entertainment venue for generations to come.

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