Here are biographies of the three candidates running for two seats on the board of the West County Wastewater District.

Fred Granzella

  • Age: 86

  • Occupation: Retired district engineer for Pacific Telephone

  • Professional background, elected history: First elected in 1985; seeking sixth term

  • Personal background: Married, with three adult children; El Sobrante resident

  • Education: Richmond High School

    Michael Caine

  • Age: 58

  • Occupation: Retail manager for AutoZone

  • Professional background, elected history: Appointed in 2006 and elected in 2008

  • Personal background: Married, with four children; El Sobrante resident

  • Education: B.A. in accounting from San Francisco State

    Name: Sharon Thygesen

  • Age: 51

  • Occupation: Information technology manager

  • Professional background, elected history: Challenger

  • Personal background: Single, no children; El Sobrante resident

  • Education: B.A., Saint Mary's College; M.B.A. Cal State Stanislaus