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4TH DISTRICT SUPERVISORS RACE

CYNTHIA P. COAD

Coad has been a North County Community College District board member for six years. She has reared seven children, taught herself Spanish, written three self-help books and taught youths to read.

* Political party: Republican

* Age: 65

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* Residence: Unincorporated section of Anaheim

* Education: Bachelor of science, occupational therapy, University of Iowa, 1955; Post-graduate degree in occupational therapy, University of Iowa, 1956; PhD, education, Nova University, 1982.

* Career highlights: Elected to the North County Community College District board in 1992. Questioned investment strategies of former Orange County Treasurer Robert L. Citron before the county’s 1994 bankruptcy.

* Priorities: Support proposed airport at El Toro. Reduce jail overcrowding and find alternatives to jailing nonviolent defendants.

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LOU LOPEZ

Lopez has been an Anaheim councilman for four years. He retired this year after serving nearly 30 years as an Anaheim police officer.

* Political party: Republican

* Age: 54

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* Residence: Anaheim

* Education: Associate of arts, criminology, San Bernardino Valley College, 1965; bachelor of science, physical education, Cal State Fullerton, 1974.

* Career highlights: Elected to Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in 1989. Elected to Anaheim High School Board of Education in 1991. Elected to Anaheim City Council in 1994.

* Priorities: Reduce jail overcrowding. Create after-school programs for youths as a way to help reduce crime.

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