Name: Sue Lester
Birthplace: Southern California
How long have you lived in Costa Mesa? I have lived in Costa Mesa since July and have had a business here since October 2009.
Occupation: director, nonprofit organization
Education: administration of justice certificate, general education and specialty courses - junior college, basic and advanced culinary certificates from Orange Cooast College
Previously elected or appointed positions: None
Community organizations you belong to: Orange County Directors Alliance
What do you think are the biggest issues facing Costa Mesa right now?
1. We need to manage our spending and balance our budget. Part of this includes drafting reasonable policies that encourage businesses to come to Costa Mesa to increase revenue and create jobs.
2. We need to support police and fire services to ensure public safety and maintain/restore public services so that Costa Mesa continues to be a place where a wide variety of people want to live and work.