Greg Conlon’s Biography and Early Life

Greg Conlon is not your average kind of guy; he is an all-round person with achievements across various aspects of life, including career, politics, and military service. He has worked in a Big 5 accounting firm for about three decades, and has also worked with a number of corporations to help streamline expenses, perform financial audits, and improve financial management.

Early Life and Education
Conlon was born February 3, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. However, his home city is Atherton, California. He is currently widowed with 2 children. His educational achievements include J. D. Law Degree from University of San Francisco (law school). He also enrolled at University of California (Berkeley) for the Executive Education Program (Haas Business School), and holds a B.S. Accounting Degree in Business.

Government Jobs and Political Achievement
Conlon has worked with state government, most specifically California’s key agencies, as Commissioner for 4 years and President for two years on the California Public Utilities Commission. While Greg was uncontested in the June primary, Democrat Rich Gordon defeated him in the November 2, 2010, general election. In 2012, he ran for the Senate to represent California, but was defeated in the June 5 open primary. However, he did not give up. He got up again in 2014 and this time he was eyeing the state treasury docket and managed to secure a nomination in the June primary. There were two possible nominations and the other was scooped by John Chiang, a termed-out California Controller. However, Chiang defeated Conlon for the open seat in the November 4 general election. In 2016, Conlon sought election to the California U.S. Senate as a Republican candidate.

Non-Political Achievement
Conlon has also served in the U.S. Air Force as office and pilot, for 3 and 5 years, both active and inactive duty respectively. He also served in the Atherton Finance Committee as a chairperson, where he was appointed to assist in balancing California’s budget and in protecting its financial integrity. He has also helped ascertain the authenticity of the High Speed Rail Train, and that it is built in a manner that is environmentally acceptable.

It is no doubt that Greg Conlon has served across the board, including 12 years on Self Help, an organization concerned with social and health services for over 25, 000 San Francisco Bay senior citizens. He was also Board Member for five years in the Pineview Housing Project, where he contributed to the construction of an 80-unit low-income senior housing project.

As an advisory board member, he has consulted with school board members in regards to the Alameda Community Learning Center. He also offered his professional advice during the opening of the NEA Community Learning Center. These two schools had a combined student membership of about 700 students.

Senator Barbara Boxer’s retirement has got Conlon in the spotlight again, as he has decided to run for the position. If elected his objectives include reducing the size of government, resolving immigration issues, and providing private sector jobs. Greg is a very successful businessman with extensive work experience and his intentions include strengthening the U.S. economy for the benefit of all citizens and stakeholders.

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