The following is a questionnaire sent out by The Bee to candidates for the November 2009 election. Candidates supplied the answers, and they are being published it their unedited form.
What is your full, legal name?
Joseph David Cataline
What name do you prefer be used in print?
What office do you seek?
Modesto City Council District 5
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I am running because I want to make Modesto a better, safer community. The priorities of the incumbent over the last 4 years are not the priorities of the people of Modesto. Our city needs a change in leadership, not for change sake, but for the sake of the people of our community.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Working with local law enforcement to make our city safe from gangs and violent criminals. Crime and gang activity is rising and we need to work with local law enforcers to stop criminals
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
While the incumbent claims to be an independent voice, she is anything but. Her track record over the last 4 years shows that she does not speak for the people of this community but for the elite special interest. I was born and raised in Modesto, this is my home. I have worked with democrats, independents, and republicans to unite the community. I will continue to work to unite the people of this city and to advocate for their priorities and values.
Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)
Small Business Owner (Destiny Productions) Owner.
What date were you born and where?
10/04/1983, Memorial Hospital, Modesto
What is your spouse's name, if any?
What are the names and ages of your children, if any?
Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.
Calvary Temple: High School Diploma.
California State University, Stanislaus: BA in Communication Studies
Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)
Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)
Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?
Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.
Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.