Name : Mr. Charlie Rose
Age : 65
Place of residence : Napa
Attended college : Yes
College : Cal. State Univ. Sacramento
Degree : B.A. - Government
Year of graduation : 1971
University : McGeorge Scool of Law, Sacramento
Area of research : Law
Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : U.S.N., Petty Officer 2nd Class
Date when discharged from duty : 13 December 1969
Job titles held : NA
Employers : NA
Party affiliation : Independent
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Napa City Council
Previous elective offices : None.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None.
I am an attorney with over thirty years experience in the field of government contract law and an undergraduate degree in Government. I am a member of the California State Bar Association, the Napa County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. I am a veteran and served four years in the U.S. Navy. I care about the veterans in our community. I serve on the Board of Directors of The Pathway Home which provides treatment for recent veterans who have PTSD. I am a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 702 - Yountville), the American Legion (Post 113 -Napa) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I care about the City of Napa. I currently serve the City of Napa on its Community Development Block Grant Committee. I am committed to the youth of Napa and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of The Wolfe Center, a nonprofit organization that provides substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the youth of Napa County. I also serve on the Napa Superior Court's Juvenile Justice Commission and the Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Commission. My vision for Napa is to preserve a sound city economy with a budget that is efficient, eliminates waste, does not drain reserves, does not raise taxes, but maintains sufficiently resourced police and fire departments. We must restore our quality of life by fixing our streets, sidewalks and water system. We must restore the vibrant downtown business community that we once had and encourage developments that will support local businesses that hire and serve Napa residents. We must develop a program to reduce and contain youth crime and gang activity in our schools and community. I am entering this race later than most other candidates and will be considered by some to be an underdog; however, I intend to raise the bar for other candidates and give voters a clear choice of the qualifications and experience that they want on the City Council. I will bring new ideas to the City Council and I will utilize my experience, my education and the leadership skills that I have in serving the community and in business to make Napa an even better place to live. To be effective and successful on the City Council and represent all residents of the City of Napa, I will not only listen to everyone and pre-judge nothing, but I will reach out to residents, who feel that they do not have a voice on the City Council, to get their advice and opinions.