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FOCUS: ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWS | NORTH: BREA

Challengers Question Term Lengths, Agenda

October 20, 1998|JAMES MEIER

Three incumbents, including Mayor Lynn Daucher, are vying to retain their seats in Brea.

Daucher is seeking her second term. But Burnie Dunlap and Glenn G. Parker are seeking their third four-year terms, prompting challengers Roy Moore and Steven C. Vargas to campaign on the issue that two terms are enough.

Meanwhile, finishing downtown's economic revitalization topped the three-issue list of all candidates.

Vargas, in addition to term limits, wants to see the city become more business friendly. The task would require reducing burdensome fees, a city position to help new businesses and a business handbook.

Incumbents Daucher and Parker stressed that hillside protection is worth the effort. Dunlap agreed, suggesting that a planning process be created for the city's sphere of influence, which includes the nearby oil-producing hills.

Daucher and Parker also see eye-to-eye in their support for public safety.

Challengers Moore and Vargas also suggested that the council's agenda items be discussed and questioned solely at meetings.

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Brea Council Candidates

Here are the candidates seeking three seats on Nov. 3:

Lynn Daucher

Age: 52

Occupation: Incumbent

Background: Bachelor's degree in education with a mathematics minor, University of Rochester, N.Y.; former school board member for 13 years; former member, waste management commission; former secretary, Orange County Library Board; former member, State League of Cities Revenue and Taxation Committee

Issues: Completion of downtown redevelopment; ridgelines/hillsides preservation; keep Brea safe, prosperous and a good place to live

Burnie Dunlap

Age: 55

Occupation: Councilman/businessman

Background: Bachelor's degree in psychology, San Diego State University; volunteer, girls' soccer and softball; president, Brea-Olinda High School booster club, Brea Rotary Club; member, Brea Historical Society; past president, Brea Sister City Committee; advisor, job development council

Issues: Complete economic revitalization of downtown; wants to acquire 20 to 40 acres for a sports park; wants to implement a planning process for Brea's sphere of influence

Roy Moore

Age: 63

Occupation: Retired financial executive

Background: Bachelor's degree in business administration, UCLA; master's degree in administrative management, Cal State Los Angeles; law degree, La Salle University; 35 years of financial management; volunteer, Boy and Girl Scouts; chairman, Brea Cultural Arts Commission; director, Brea Historical Society

Issues: Finish downtown and surrounding stores;

implement term limits; ensure City Council agenda items are discussed openly and completely at public meetings

Glenn G. Parker

Age: 46

Occupation: Councilman/business owner

Background: Bachelor's degree in management, Cal Poly, Pomona; graduated Claremont Graduate School's executive management program; completed insurance and community management courses; board member, homeowners association; co-chair/founder, Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority; chairman, St. Angela Merici Summerfest; co-chairman, Brea Project-redevelopment task force; advisor, Junior Achievement; former advisory board member, MADD; member, Brea Historical Society

Issues: Ensure public safety always comes first; support for family, youth and seniors; open space/hillside preservation

Steven C. Vargas

Age: 36

Occupation: Small business owner/executive assistant to OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer

Background: Associate degrees in electromechanical drafting and design, Palomar College and in maintenance technology, Gavilan College; former public affairs officer, Southern California Edison; former president, Boys & Girls Club; volunteer mentor and teaches design and land use at Brea's Canyon High School; service officer, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; member, Brea Sister City Committee and Veterans Advisory Committee

Issues: Supports council term limits; wants to make Brea business-friendly by rejecting new fees and by creating a volunteer position of business ombudsman and a Brea businessman's handbook; ensure council agenda is discussed and questioned at public meetings

Source: Individual candidates; Researched by JAMES MEIER / For The Times

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