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City of AtascaderoCandidate for City Council

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Susan Funk

Businesswoman/Management Consultant
6,834 votes (35.11%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make a vibrant downtown a reality, not just a promise
  • Make sure everyone has a voice in shaping our city's future
  • Address 21st Century challenges in areas such as jobs, housing, homelessness, safety and stewardship of natural resources



Profession:Small business owner, management consulting
President, the Kailos group, Inc. (1993–current)
President, Applied Healthcare Research, Inc. (1990–1992)
Associate Administrator, Charter Hospital of Glendale (1989–1989)
Associate Director, AMI Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center (1985–1989)
Legislative Assistant, Congressman Tom Coleman, U.S. House of Representatives (1979–1983)


Stanford University Master of Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare industry; certificate in public management (1985)
Yale University Bachelor of Arts (BA), music (1979)

Community Activities

Volunteer (cook), El Camino Homeless Organization (2011–current)
Community Dancer, Dancing With Our Stars, American Association of University Women, Atascadero Chapter (2018–current)
President, Health Care Executives of Southern California (2005–2006)
Site Council Chair, Loyola Village Elementary and Performing Arts Magnet School (LAUSD) (2003–2005)
Board Member, American Heart Association Western States Affiliate (1998–2000)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • Former County Supervisor Jim Patterson
  • Cuesta College Trustee Mary Strobridge

Organizations (3)

  • Central Coast Labor Council
  • IBEW Local 639
  • Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club

Individuals (13)

  • MIke Zappas, Developer of La Plaza
  • Former Mayor Ellen Beraud
  • Jenny Kim, Businesswoman and restauranteur
  • Christina Asdel-Cisneros, parent and community volunteer
  • Brian Cisneros, educator
  • Dan & Eileen O'Grady, community volunteers
  • David May, Atascadero Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Reverend Matt Conrad, retired priest
  • Jeff & Vicki van den Eikhoff, Owner, Eikhof Design Group; community volunteers
  • Ron and Liz Helgerson, Community organization leaders
  • Grenda Ernst, Community Volunteer and Board Member, SLO Community Foundation
  • Tim Bauman, Owner, All Signs & Graphics: Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Sholly von Stein, educator and musician

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