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Sonja Gunderson

Sonja Gunderson

Political party: Democrat Job: Kaiser Permanente-Pharmacy clerk in Livermore

Husband: Stephen Gunderson

Children: Dylan Gunderson, 22 months

Education: Livermore High School-Diploma 1986; Las Positas College- A.A. in General Education with Early Childhood Development in progress.

Military service: No

Past public office: No

Past campaigns for public office: No Organizations: Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 29 Campaign contact

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?

This whole process is new to me so to give a dollar amount I’m really not sure.

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? No

Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? Unfortunately yes. I have filed Chapter 7 in February of 1999 in Oakland California. I am not proud of this and since then I have worked extremely hard in maintaining excellent credit. I own a home here in Patterson and pride myself on my many credit accomplishments.

What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I wanted to get involved some how with community and when I saw this opportunity I thought why not dive in head first. I want to make a positive impact on education here in Patterson. We owe it to our children to provide the best education we can.

What will your single most important priority be if you get elected? The single most important priority will be to be open-minded. Listen to every concern and work towards a positive solution. What sets you apart from the other candidates? I am a wife and a mother with no hidden agenda. I want the best education that can be offered for all the children of Patterson. Education is one of the most important factors in our Childs life next to their health and well being. I believe the other candidates want what I want. Positive change. I am hoping I get the opportunity to meet them. I believe we have a lot in common.