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?
Cynthia D. Lindsey
What name do you prefer be used in print?
What office do you seek?
Trustee, Sylvan Union School District
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
The Community placed a Bond in our hands to complete various project for our children and staff. I want to fulfill my promise and complete Building a new school, Kitchen, Corp Yard, Locker rooms, Multipurpose Room and Classrooms at Somerset and Maintenance and Repairs on many schools. Tthese are important projects and I want to see them competed and being used.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
I believe my EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE are assets important during this difficult recession period. Schools, along with many agencies are suffering from the budget crunch and my understanding of this cycle is important. I have the history of experiencing working with declining money, balancing budgets and saving programs and staff. The past teaches us what we should do or not again. I have history from my past in Sylvan. (Please see attached resume.)
Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)
I am the owner and President of Brite Transportation Systems, Inc. and Leisure RV.
What date were you born and where?
I was born in New Mexico.
What is your spouse's name, if any?
My Spouse was Kirk Lindsey who recently passed away with cancer. He was a California State Commissioner of Transportation and a Commissioner for the High Speed Rail. Kirk also was very active in Stanislaus County Government and his “favorite activity”, Head Aquatics Coach at Beyer High School for 20 years.
What are the names and ages of your children, if any?
I have four daughters: Shannon, Whitney, Tiffany and Ashleigh
Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.
I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a double Major in Psychology/Social work and Speech with a Minor in Bible. I also have graduated from California School Board Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance.
Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)
Yes, I have been elected as a Trustee for Sylvan Union School Board in 1989,1993, 1997,2001, and 2005
Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)
Same as above.
Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?
Undetermined at this time.
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. NO
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. NO