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October 1, 2009

Meet the Candidate: Patty Shafer, Empire Union School Board

What is your full, legal name?

Patricia J. Shafer

What name do you prefer be used in print?

Patty Shafer

What office do you seek?

Empire Union School Board

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

To work through state budget cuts, and to continue to maintain the fiscal solvency of the district.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

To ensure a good education in a safe environment.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Twenty-eight years of experience as a board member.

Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

Camera Center, Inc. - bookkeeper

What date were you born and where?

July 13, 1942 Worthington, Minnesota

What is your spouse's name, if any?


What are the names and ages of your children, if any?

Wendla Dyer 44, Keith Shafer 42, Vance Shafer 39

Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

Empire Union School, Downey High School, Modesto Junior College - AA Accounting

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)

Empire Union School Board member for 28 years

Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)

Empire Union School Board member for 28 years

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.


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