City Council Candidate: Jack Dane
Jack Dane is a candidate for Newark City Council.
We sent an e-mail questionnaire to every candidate running in the local November election. Here are the answers we received from Jack Dane, a candidate for city council who has lived in Newark for 46 years.
Q. What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
A. I can help Newark in these troubled times.
Q. What will be your top three priorities if you get elected?
A. Fiscal Discipline, Gang suppression, Increase tax base.
Q. What sets you apart from the other candidates?
A. I am semi-retired, so I have the time necessary to devote to city business and needs. As a tax preparer, I have dealt with many individuals, families and small business owners. I understand their concerns about how their tax dollars are spent.
Q. What date were you born and where?
A. June 7, 1931.
Q. What is your spouse’s or domestic partner’s name, if any?
A. Theresa Ruth Rose Dane
Q. What are the names and ages of your children, if any?
A. Deborah (59), Jacqueline (58), Michael (56), Delinda (54), Brian (52), Albert (39), Douglas(29), Travis(27).
Q. List the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.
A. Chabot Community College AA Electronics, 1975; Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, 2007
Q. Provide details about any military service (branch, date, honors).
Q. Have you held an elected or appointed public office?
Q. Have you run unsuccessfully for an elected public office?
Q. About how much money do you expect your campaign to spend on this election?
A. Less than $1,000.
Q. Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy?
Q. How do you plan on building the City of Newark’s relationship with businesses? With the Newark Unified School District?
A. Meet with business owners and NUSD Board members.
Q. List your past and/or present involvement with city or school organizations.
A. Active in PTA.
Q. As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.
A. None whatsoever.
Q. Where do you work and what is your job title?
A. H&R Block. Senior Tax Advisor 5, Small Business Tax Expert
Q. Do you have a website where people can learn more about your campaign?