Mr. Primo Santini is a third-generation “Lincolnite” and a graduate of Lincoln schools and Stanford University. From 1971 to 1983 Mr. Santini lived in Palo Alto, going to school and working for Sierra Designs, a manufacturer and retailer of high-quality backpacking equipment. Beginning as a part-time sales clerk while in school, he left as retail division manager, responsible for two stores in Berkeley and Palo Alto with annual sales of more than $2.5 million. Since 1984, Mr. Santini has been an owner of Cornerstone Associates Insurance Services, Inc., a full-service, independent insurance company located in downtown Lincoln. Recently, he served two consecutive terms (2000 through 2008) on the Lincoln City Council and had the honor of serving twice (2003 and 2008) as mayor of his home town. In addition, Mr. Santini served as the council representative on the Regional Water Authority Board, South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, and the ad hoc committee working toward the completion of the Placer County Conservation Plan. He also was the chair of the committee responsible for the award-winning update of the City of Lincoln’s General Plan, adopted by the Lincoln City Council in 2008. Mr. Santini and his wife Rebecca live in Lincoln and, along with his dog Bogie, enjoy the small town atmosphere and surrounding rural area that, together, make south Placer a uniquely wonderful place to live.