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Alamo council candidate Brad Stribling

Brad Stribling, a retired electronics executive, said he wants to use his leadership skills and financial experience to establish the new town of Alamo.

"If incorporation succeeds, I would like ... to have a voice," said Stribling, 63. He wants to help the new Town Council work together to put the appropriate services in place.

"Alamo will need to define itself," he said. "What is its view of itself? It has to get clarification."

Stribling sees Alamo's natural beauty as its core, along with non-crowded residences and businesses.

"I'm an outdoorsman," he said. "I would like to see extended parks. I would like to see Alamo be the garden spot of Contra Costa County."

He said the new Town Council members will need to immediately begin to get to know one another and form a cohesive team, which will define action items and parcel them out. He says he has the skill set to help the council members bond, explaining, "Sometimes that doesn't just happen."

Stribling and his wife Winnie built their home in Alamo 24 years ago and raised their son and daughter here. He said that in his retirement he has given back to his community, particularly through his Alamo church. Now he wants to serve the town of Alamo in its formative years, working to maintain the quality of life "while maintaining taxes at responsibly low levels."

More about the candidate

BSEE, MSEE UC Berkeley, MBA Stanford Business School; enjoys backpacking, performing arts, family, people; recently retired electronics executive; has led several companies and technology groups; helped rebuild homes of Katrina victims; holds several patents in areas of technology

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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