Tom Torlakson

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Non-partisan California

Superintendent of Public Instruction (California)


Family: Wife: Mae; 2 Children: Tiffany, Tamara

Born: 07/19/1941 San Francisco, California

Home: Concord, California

Religion: Catholic

Education: MA, Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1977 Life Secondary Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley, 1972 BA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1971 San Mateo Community College, 1968-1969

Profession: Adjunct Faculty, Los Medanos College, 2007-present Kosich Insurance Company, 1989-present Coach, Antioch High School, 1973-2003 Teacher, Mount Diablo High Schools, 1972-1981 Landscaper, 1977 United States Merchant Marine, 1967-1971

Political: Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1996-2000; 2008-present Senator, California State Senate, 2000-2008 Former Chair, Senate Majority Caucus Supervisor, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1996 Chair, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1984, 1989, 1994 Member, Antioch City Council, 1978-1980

Congressional Membership: Founder/Chair, California Task Force on Youth and Workforce Wellness, 2002-present Co-Chair, Local Government Caucus, 1997-present Member, SMART Growth Caucus, 1999-present Chair, State Route 4 Bypass Authority, 1989-1996 Member, Contra Costa Transportation Authority 1988-1996 President, Association of Bay Area Governments, 1994-1995 Initiator/Chair, Highway 4 Task Force, 1981-1988

Organization Membership: Founder/Director, Holiday Run and Walk for Health, Antioch, 1977-present Member, Kiwanis Club of the Delta, Antioch, 1975-present Member, Sierra Club, 1966-present Former President, Sierra Club, Mount Diablo Regional Group, 1966 Member, Antioch Chamber of Commerce Member, California National Organization for Women Member, Concord Chamber of Commerce Former President, Many Hands Recycling Center Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Member, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Member, Planning and Conservation League Member, Save San Francisco Association




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