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Candidate brings lengthy business background

By: Bridget Jones, Journal Staff Writer
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Trevor Sanders, 40, is running for the Area 2 seat of the Placer County Board of Education. Sanders, who is the incumbent for the seat, is running against Lorene Euerle and Suzanne Jones. The Area 2 seat of the board represents the Loomis area of Placer County. There are a total of eight candidates vying for three seats on the Board of Education. Sanders owns several businesses including a Dos Coyotes restaurant in Sacramento, SSW Construction and Sanders Consulting Group. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 14 years. They have a 12-year old son, Ryder, and a 10-year-old daughter, Scout. Sanders holds an associate’s degree from Sierra College and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in finance from California Polytechnic University. Sanders previously owned 23 Jamba Juice eateries and has budgeting, management and human resources experience through that business. Q: Why are you running? A: Having young kids, I think it’s important. I think schools are a sign of the community … and the strong the schools are … the better the property value. We are involved with our kids’ schools every day. We are involved with the schools locally. Parents have to get involved in their kids’ schooling; they have to be active. Q: What do you bring to the table? A: I think one of the benefits is I don’t come from education. I come from a background in business, and I come from a background in the community, and I think those two things are extremely important in this position (in terms) of what I would be bringing to the table. Q: What are your goals if elected? A: I really hope to be able to bring strong budgeting aspects. I make decisions with a clear head and a clear mind, and I put a lot of thought process behind that. I think obviously the budgeting piece is going to be the key. I think we need to have a strong plan on how we deal with disability education (as well). Q: Can you describe your ability to successfully work with and influence other trustees? A: I think in terms of influencing, I’m not as worried about that as long as I’m comfortable with what I have to say. I don’t mind going out on a limb to make a decision and see where the rest of the board members lie. I’m not trying to shove something down someone’s throat. I think I would lie out all the processes and the pieces (of an idea, explain the strengths and weaknesses,) and be able to walk and talk through those things. Reach Bridget Jones at bridgetj@goldcountrymedia.com