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Personal Information

  • Born Washington DC
  • Married to Connie Nagy
  • Daughter Maryann and two grandchildren (Kaitlyn, Hunter)


  • Carlmont (Belmont, CA) High School
  • American Institute of Banking, WDC, Business Administration (coursework)
  • College of San Mateo Information Technology (coursework)

Business Experience

  • 1959 – 1961 American Security & Trust, Washington DC
  • 1961 – 1968 Lenkurt Electric Corporation, Systems Analyst
  • 1968 – 1971 Mellonics Systems Development Corporation, Consultant
  • 1971 – 2015 SRI International, Menlo Park, Project Manager

Government Experience


  • Mayor, Newark, California
  • Delegate Southern Alameda County Geographical Information System JPA
  • Chair Newark Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Alternate Alameda County Library Advisory Committee
  • Alternate Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
  • Delegate Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Delegate Dumbarton Rail Policy Advisory Committee
  • Delegate Political Action Council/Senior Action Plan
  • President, Alameda County Mayors' Conference
  • Alternate East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors


  • Newark Mayor (elected 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Newark City Council (elected 1980, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009)
  • City Council Representative to Dumbarton Rail Policy Committee
  • Chair Newark Sister City Association
  • City Council Representative to Waste Management Authority of Alameda County
  • City Council Representative to Associated Community Action Program, Alameda County
  • Newark Representative and Chair of the AC Transit Advisory Committee
  • Newark Representative of the Alameda County Library Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Motel Task Force Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the City Sports Field (acquisition of  26 acre Sports Field Park)
  • Chair of the City Committee on Hazardous  Materials
  • Chair of the City Computer Committee which led to the first computerization of City
  • financial and police systems
  • Chair of the City Council/School Board Committee on Swimming Pool Facilities
  • Chair of the Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Committee which led to Newark becoming a Tree City USA. 
  • Member, Newark Redevelopment Agency
  • Chair Newark City Council/Newark Board of Education Joint Task Force on Youth Issues
  • Mayor Pro Tempore a number of times
  • Delegate Tri-City Waste Facility Financing Authority
  • Tri-City and Tri-Valley Transit Service Study Policy Advisory Committee (MTC)

Community Experience


  • Treasurer Newark Library League
  • Founding Member & Incorporator Viola Blythe Center
  • Volunteer Newark Graffiti Abatement
  • Executive Officer, Chartered Organization Rep. - Boy Scouts of America


  • President Newark Jaycees
  • Chairman of the Newark School District Computer Advisory Committee
  • President Newark Days Celebration, Inc.
  • Founding Member of the Newark Library Internet Advisory Committee  
  • Chair Washington Hospital Development Corporation
  • Volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Awards & Honors

  • Newark Volunteer of the Year 2009
  • J.C.I. Senator and Life Member U.S. Jaycees
  • Distinguished Service Award for Community Service


  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Grandchildren