Editor's note: What follows is part of a series of candidate profiles Patch will be bringing you for the 2011 elections. Redmond Mayor John Marchione is running unopposed for re-election this fall.
Full name: John Francis Marchione
Employer and occupation: City of Redmond, mayor
Place of birth: California
Where do you live now, and how long have you lived there? I have lived in Redmond, with some exceptions, since June 1969. I bought my current house in 1992. I spent two years in Atlanta and one year in Washington, D.C.
Spouse or domestic partner if any: Debbie Marchione
Children: Son, Andrew (age 21) and daughter, Maria (age 18)
Education: Master of Public Administration, University of Washington, 1987; Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Seattle University, 1985
Military Service: None
Memberships and affiliations with clubs and other organizations: Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association (player 1971-1983, coach 1995-2009), Redmond West Little League Baseball (player 1974-1977, coach 1982-1986 and 1996-2002)
Have you or a business you owned (or had principal interest in) ever filed bankruptcy? No
As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? No
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 425-890-9373
Campaign manager: None
PREVIOUS ELECTED OFFICE(S)
Elected: Redmond City Council 2004-2007, Mayor of Redmond 2008-2011
Other campaigns for public office: none
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I am running for re-election to continue working on making Redmond a complete city. I want to make Redmond a place where we can live, work, and play throughout our whole life.
What will be your top three priorities if you get elected and why? I envision a dynamic downtown, a connected transportation system, and a healthy environment while living within a sustainable budget.
What sets you apart from the other candidates and/or previous office holders? My qualifications include a Masters in Public Administration and over 14 years of executive experience. My accomplishments include overhauling the budget process to make it transparent and understandable by the public; instituting customer service standards; and upgrading the information technology to the 21st century.
How much money do you expect your campaign to spend on this election? $8,000
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