Residence: Pleasanton since 1990.
Political career: Lost to Republican Richard
Pombo in 2004; defeated Pombo in 2006 and Dean Andal in 2008.
Occupation/career: Contractor to Sandia
national Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base; senior engineer
at U.S. Windpower; energy consultant for Pacific Gas & Electric
Co., FloWind, Electric Power Research institute and other
utilities; CEO of company that manufactures wind turbines.
Education: U.S. Military Academy briefly, then
transferred to University of New Mexico. Doctorate in engineering
Family: Wife, Mary; two sons, one daughter.
Key local endorsements
Chris Locke, Lockeford, rancher and Lockeford Community Services
District board member.
Carlos Villapudua, San Joaquin County supervisor, Stockton.
Steve Bestolarides, San Joaquin County supervisor, Stockton.
Larry Ruhstaller, San Joaquin County supervisor, Stockton.
Steve Gutierrez, former San Joaquin County supervisor,
Victor Mow, former San Joaquin County supervisor, Stockton.
Richard Jones, Lodi Unified School District trustee.