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City of BeniciaCandidate for City Council

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William S. Emes, Jr.

Retired Journeyman Carpenter
2,306 votes (16.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • public health and safety -- This priority was chosen by our residents in the Priority Based Budget (PBB) budget process. I would expand it to include improving air quality and greater attention to care of our senios.
  • I would agree with the 2nd (PBB) priority as being the quality of life. This could be combined with health and safety to encourage an even greater emphasis on community policing and involvement in public safety programs.
  • Finally, I would agree with the 3rd priority as established by (PBB) that we should minimize deferred maintenance and continue with scheduled repair of ou streerts



Profession:retired journeyman carpenter
citizen nominated for candadicy, The Council needs my perspective which would be from outside the system and consequently objective. — Elected position (1993–current)
maintenance carpenter, Contra Costa County (1991–2005)
journeyman carpenter, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (1976–1991)
carpenter, self employed (1974–1976)


University of California Berkeley I never attended. I withdrew in order to begin a 30 career in carpentry, architecture (1974)
Stanford transferred to the University of California Berkeley, English with a focus on creative writing (1972)

Community Activities

active member, Retirees Support Group of Contra Costa County (our group successfully defended our pension rights against a challenge by our county) (2014–current)
primary caregiver for family and friends, family (2010–2015)
active member during the formation of Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood Watch (1990–1993)
Recording Secretary of Carpenters Local 642, United Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (1984–1989)

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