Meet the Candidate: Jeff Perine, Modesto City Council, District 4

The following is a questionnaire sent out by The Bee to candidates for the November 2009 election. Candidates supplied the answers, and they are being published it their unedited form.

What is your full, legal name?

Jeffrey Alan Perine

What name do you prefer be used in print?

Jeff Perine

What office do you seek?

Modesto City Council Seat #4

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

Modesto has been home to the Perine family for over four generations. I have great love and concern for Modesto and our Nation.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

Public safety

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

If elected, I will not have a conflict of interest.

Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

I am employed as an Educator with the California Youth Authority

What date were you born and where?

Oct 17, 1979 in Modesto

What is your spouse's name, if any?


What are the names and ages of your children, if any?


Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

Beyer High School, 1998 ; C.S.U. Stanislaus 1998- 2002 ( Social Science )

Grand Canyon University 2009 ( Social Science in Secondary Education )

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)

1999- 2003 City of Modesto Human Relations Commission

Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)

2003 Modesto City Council

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?

I have three budgets ranging from $15,000- $45,000.00

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.


Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.