Name: Connie Boardman
Birth place: Lynwood, Calif.
How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 19 years
Occupation: biology professor at Cerritos Community College
Education: bachelor's degree in zoology and a master's degree in biology from Cal State Long Beach
Previously elected or appointed positions: mayor in 2003, City Council 2000 to 2004, member of the Centennial Committee 2009
Community organizations you belong to: president of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, lifetime member of Friends of Shipley Nature Center, member of Huntington Beach Art Center, Friends of the Library, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center
What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? Budget shortfall, infrastructure, City Council that is not responsive to the residents of the city. The three current lawsuits against the city by citizens groups demonstrate that the council is not responsive to the concerns of the residents.