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Candidate Profile: David Fransen

David  "DJ" Fransen, candidate for Turlock City Council. (Henry B. Kosko / The Modesto Bee)
David "DJ" Fransen, candidate for Turlock City Council. (Henry B. Kosko / The Modesto Bee)

David Fransen

Office sought: Turlock City Council

Political party: Independent

Place of employment and job title (If retired, position at retirement): City of Turlock, Maintenance Worker and TurlockCityNews.com, Owner/Publisher

Birth date, place: 08/17/76, Turlock, CA

Campaign Web site (if applicable): www.VoteFransen.com

If married, please list date, place and spouse's name: N/A

If you have children, please list their names and ages: NA

Education: Schools attended, degrees attained: Julien, TJHS, THS, C.L.A.S.S. (Christian Liberty Academy School System private school), some coursework at MJC

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): No

Have you held any past appointed public offices? (include dates): Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation Commission, 05/08 to Present

Please list any professional, social, labor or fraternal groups of which you are a member: Turlock Chamber of Commerce, Turlock City Employee Association, Turlock Active 20/30, Turlock Historical Society, Turlock Centennial Committee (including Turlock Documentary, Centennial Pr/Marketing, Centennial Merchandise, Historic Centennial Anniversary Council Meeting, Turlock Golden Jubilee Time Capsule opening, Centennial Park Arbor Day, Centennial Melon Carnival and Turlock Centennial Time Capsule burial sub committees), Turlock Downtown Promotion Committee, Turlock Bike Park Community Committee, Turlock Arts Commission's Rings of the Arts.

Please list your top three priorities if you are elected to the office you're seeking:

  • Fiscal Prioritizing: I will lead an overhaul of Turlock's General Fund Budget so it makes sense. Taxpayers' money must be spent on necessities first and then prioritized desires. Top areas of concern are necessities but are not being funded in a reasonable proportion (Police $15,000,000/ Fire $7,700,000/ Streets $0).
  • Turlock's Long-Term Development: I will work to make Turlock business friendly, promote economic development, and create jobs. I will direct our government to make streets a priority and push for an updated General Plan looking 20 years into the future while being a proponent for sustainable growth (minimal, infill, urbanization).
  • Crime: I will work on a proactive, preventative effort that attacks the roots of crime by supporting our youth every way possible including recreational opportunities, arts and cultural experiences, and by encouraging a tight knit community to assist our Council's supported public safety departments. We can't arrest our way out.
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