Six candidates are vying for two trustee posts in Wards 2 and 5 for the district that includes Contra Costa, Los Medanos and Diablo Valley colleges. Here are the candidates:

Ward 5

DANIEL L. BORSUK

Age: 65

Occupation: Trade publication senior editor

Professional background: 20 years on the Contra Costa County Board of Education, 1990-2010

Personal background: Married, three grown children

Education: University of Oregon, BS, journalism

GREG ENHOLM

Age: 58

Occupation: College professor

Professional background: Ambrose Recreation and Park District director, 2002-2006

Personal background: Concord Naval Weapons Station reuse planning committee member, 2006-2009; District 5 County Library commissioner, 2004-present

Education: University of Florida, BS, business administration, MA, economics; California State University, East Bay, single subject (math) teaching credential

DE'SHAWN WOOLRIDGE

Age: 21

Occupation: Education program analyst

Professional background: Contra Costa County District 5 Supervisor Intern, June-August 2009

Personal background: Single; serving on Contra Costa County Economic Opportunity Council, Pittsburg Community Advisory Commission, Pittsburg Community Development Block Grant Sub-Committee and Pittsburg Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee


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Education: University of the Pacific graduate; Los Medanos and Diablo Valley colleges, associate degrees

Ward 2

TOM CLEVELAND

Age: 66

Occupation: Professor of finance and accounting, Saint Mary's College

Professional background: Lafayette councilman and mayor; president of California Society of CPAs and governing council of the American Society of CPAs; partner, director of all banking services, Deloitte & Touche CPA Firm, LLC.

Personal background: Wife Joan, two grown children and four grandchildren; named Lafayette Citizen of the Year; chair of John Muir Health Foundation and John Muir Hospital board of directors

Education: University of Michigan, MBA, accounting and finance, MSE, chemical engineering; UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, doctorate, chemical engineering

VICKI GORDON

Age: 51

Occupation: Community volunteer

Professional background: Served 15 years on Martinez Unified School District board; former middle school teacher

Personal background: Married, two grown children; former middle school teacher; president of John Swett PTA; sat on bond committees; board member on Martinez Education Foundation

Education: California State University, East Bay, BS, business, teaching credential; California School Boards Association, master's, governance

TOMI DIANE VAN DE BROOKE

Age: 50

Occupation: Communications/Public policy

Professional background: Contra Costa County Community College District trustee since 2005; ran own small business, VdB Communications; former chief of staff to Supervisor Mary Piepho

Personal background: Married, two sons; past president of the Contra Costa Council; executive officer/board member of the East Bay Economic Development Alliance; served on Measure J Committee to fund roads and transportation infrastructure; board of directors for the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation

Education: San Jose State University, BA, political science/public administration