Remarks: "I feel the city should balance the budget and stop needless spending. Due to shortfalls, the City Council has been taking money out of the contingency fund to balance the budget. The city doesn't have the residents' interests at heart." In 32 years in the community, Hogan has worked on the Planning Commission, done volunteer work in the city and served as residential coordinator for the city's earthquake preparedness program, he said. "I have also worked in government for 25 years in an administrative position and I understand how government works. I have worked with the community at a grass-roots level and I know what they want."
Occupation: Truck driver
Remarks: The biggest issues are the length of terms for incumbents and getting back into affordable child care, he said. The city is at a level where it is not growing, and it is time for a change, he said. "It's time for different ideas with a fresher outlook. Seventy-five percent of our budget comes from industry, and with the current recession we are going to have to make cuts. I would look for places to cut the budget without cutting services. I've been in the city for 27 years and worked on . . . the Sister City Association, Parks and Recreation Commission, the community playhouse, and I currently coach junior varsity softball."