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Candidate Profile: Tom Hallinan

Tom Hallinan
Tom Hallinan

Name: Thomas Patrick Hallinan

Name you prefer for publication: Tom Hallinan

Office sought: Yosemite Community College District, Area 5 seat

Political party: Democrat

Place of employment and job title(If retired, position at retirement): Contract city and special district attorney for Denair, Grayson, Newman, Oakdale and Riverbank

Birth date, place: Feb. 21, 1961, Portland, Oregon

Campaign Web site (if applicable): N/A

If married, please list date, place and spouse’s name: Aug. 5, 1989; Porterville, Calif.; Catherine Flores Hallinan

If you have children, please list their names and ages: Marco Sepulveda Hallinan, 25

Education: Schools attended, degrees attained:

  • Modesto Junior College
  • California State University, Fresno (BA)
  • Lincoln Law School (JD)

Have you served in the military? If so, please list rank and bases where you served: No active duty service. I served as captain in the California State Military Reserve.

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): None other than this office.

Have you held any past appointed public offices? (include dates): 38TH District Agricultural Association/Stanislaus County Fair Board, 1999 to 2003; City of Modesto Landmark Preservation Commission, 2007 to date; Stanislaus County Assessment Appeals Board, 2008 to date.

Please list your top three priorities if you are elected to the office you’re seeking. You may use up to 50 words per priority. Longer items will be edited to meet the word limit:

  1. My first priority is to continue my commitment to expanding vocational programs.
  2. My second priority is to implement a green building program for the remainder of our bond projects and district-wide maintenance.
  3. My third priority is to encourage more people in our service area to go to college so we can attract business to the area, lower our jobless rate and increase financial incomes and cultural amenities for our residents.