EDITOR'S NOTE: Patch is running run each candidate's statement on file with the City Clerk's office on consecutive days in the order the names will appear on the ballot. Tom Marantz is the only candidate who did not file a statement for the ballot. He cited the costs as the reason why. This is what he would have submitted.
NAME: Tom Marantz
OCCUPATION: Technology Administrator
My campaign and as a city council member, I will be honest, positive, and unifying. One thing all candidates have in common is that we love San Juan Capistrano.
I believe in this town, and in this economy we need to be fiscally conservative. We need to solve our water issues by not burdening our families with water that is more expensive than it needs to be. Our town has several crucial roads that all of us use; traffic must be kept moving through this town to continue our economic revival.
I will make the council more responsive to the citizens it serves, so that important issues get resolved quicker. I’m looking at you “ghost train.”
I am a fresh choice – this as an opportunity for the citizens of San Juan Capistrano to have a councilmember that is not hindered by personal or political connections. I haven’t pursued the traditional path, but I think that there are many ways into public service. I bring my life experience to this, that of attaining an MBA, being a small business owner, a Marine veteran, being a father, husband and a Christian.
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