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Contra Costa Community College DistrictCandidate for Board Member, Ward 5

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Greg Enholm

College Professor/Boardmember
36,986 votes (59.82%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to improve facilities for students at Los Medanos College and Brentwood Center
  • Raise awareness of CCAP (College and Career Access Pathways) which allows high school students to take college courses at their schools taught by their teachers
  • Assure the successful opening of the new Brentwood Center to meet increased student needs in Far East Contra Costa



Profession:College Professor
Visiting Professor, DeVry University, Oakland Campus (2012–current)
Ward 5 Trustee, Contra Costa Community College District — Elected position (2012–current)
Instructor, Heald College, Concord campus (2011–2012)
High School Mathematics Teacher, Five schools: Liberty (Brentwood), Orion Academy (Moraga), Carondelet (Concord), Springstone Community (Lafayette), Athenian (summers) (2000–2009)
Director, Ambrose Recreation and Park District — Elected position (2002–2006)
President, Electric Utility Research Inc (1992–1998)
Vice President/Electric Utility Common Stock Analyst, Salomon Brothers Inc (1985–1992)


California State University-East Bay Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential (Mathematics), Teaching of secondary (middle and high) school mathematics (2008)
University of Florida Master of Arts, Economics (1976)
University of Florida Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (1975)
Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, Florida High School Diploma, General High School courses (1972)

Community Activities

Supervisor Federal Glover-nominated Member, Contra Costa Library Commission (2004–2013)
Member representing the residents living outside of Concord, City of Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Planning Committee (2006–2009)


I lived in Florida for 17 years from my grade school years continuing through two degrees from the University of Florida in 1975 and 1976. 

I then went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study economics and finance becoming a financial economist at the Wisconsin utility regulatory commission for 1981-84.

A former University of Florida professor recruited me to work for him at Merrill Lynch in New York City for 1984. I accepted a position in 1985 as a vice president and electric utility common stock analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc staying until 1992.  I moved to Contra Costa County  to establish my own research firm in Oakland which I sold in 1998.

After selling my firm, I decided to become a high school teacher for 2000-2009 and then a college professor which allowed me to take care of my widowed mother in my home until her death in 2011 at 94 years old.  Now I teach economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics in Oakland.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • District Attorney Mark Peterson
  • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
  • Congressman Jerry McNerney

Elected Officials (4)

  • Contra Costa Community College Trustee Tim Farley
  • Contra Costa Community College Trustee Vicki Gordon
  • County Supervisor Federal Glover
  • County Supervisor candidate (East Bay Regional Park District Director) Diane Burgis

Individuals (13)

  • County Supervisor John Gioia
  • County Supervisor Mary Piepho
  • Oakley City Councilmember Sue Higgins
  • Jim Davis, Former Antioch Mayor
  • Joan Buchanan, Former Assemblywoman
  • Pittsburg City Councilmember Sal Evola
  • Antioch City Council candidate Lamar Thorpe
  • Pittsburg Mayor Ben Johnson
  • Antioch Unified School District Trustee Alonzo Terry
  • Antioch Unified School District Trustee Debra Vinson
  • Oakley City Council candidate Michael Dupray
  • El Cerrito City Council candidate Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto
  • Acalanes Union High School District Trustee Craig Cheslog

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Official Candidate Statement


Official Candidate Statement as printed in the Contra Costa County Elections sample ballot mailed to all Ward 5 voters.




College Professor/Boardmember

If you were one of 27,345 voters in 2012 electing me to represent residents on the Contra Costa Community College District Board, “Thank You.”
  Having been an East Contra CostaCounty homeowner since 1996, a financial analyst for 1981-1998, a high school teacher for 2000-2009, and now a college professor teaching economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics, I use those experiences as a Trustee.

Working with the other four Trustees, we secured funding for Los Medanos College ( to construct a Student Activities Center andnew/reconstructed Physical Education facilities.
  ACCJC ( has fully accredited LMC.

In 2015, California’s Legislature and Governor approved CCAP letting high school students take our college courses in their schools during regular hours.
  Students can complete first-year college courses before graduating, saving time and money.  I’m raising awareness of this new opportunity.  I’ll continue to assure balanced emphasis among Language Arts, Mathematics, Arts, Science, Engineering, and Technology not just STEM and to reduce student loans using grants and workstudy.


To assure Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and nearby residents have accessible community college courses, I voted YES on BART Director Joel Keller’s plan to move the proposed new Brentwood Center (17-acre Trilogy retirement site) to eBART Station near Sand Creek Road and Highway 4. The Danville and Richmond Trustees adamantly oppose any change.  I still believe Far East Contra Costa County needs a 110-acre college similar to LMC.


I ask you for another four years to continue improving college education for County residents.

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