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Simonsen still fits into that Navy uniform

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm in Contra Costa politics.

Antioch Councilman Arne Simonsen sent over this picture of him walking in the Antioch Veteran’s Day Parade.

He wanted me to see that he was wearing his Navy chief’s uniform, a feat many veterans — and the rest of us — may not be able to replicate due to advancing girth in their golden years. Simonsen lost his re-election bid earlier this month but he is lobbying heavily to win an appointment to a vacant seat on the council.

Antioch Councilman Arne Simonsen, and retired Navy chief, walks in the Nov. 11 Antioch Veterans Day parade.

Antioch Councilman Arne Simonsen, and retired Navy chief, walks in the Nov. 11 Antioch Veteran's Day parade.

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  • http://www.arnesimonsen.com Arne Simonsen

    Lisa, you made me laugh since I retired from the Navy 21 years ago & the hair is a bit thinner and gray. But, the uniform still fits with no alterations, albeit a bit snug :) .

    By the way, that’s my granddaughter Brooke alongside me, and that handsome guy & fellow sailor in front of us in the old Navy WWII blue “flat top” hat is Antioch Mayor Emeritus Pete Lopez!

  • Freak of the far right

    Arne run for central committee chair. You are colorful enough to make the CCCGOP relavent again!!

  • Don Lively

    Lisa, so sorry I missed you talk at CoCoTax – my inner problem had me staggering like a drunk (and I don’t drink). So glad you did a piece on Arne. If all public offices were populated by “Arnes”, we’d be the global paradise. We discovered we were both radio hams – and had done like Navy submarine duty (of course, he as a spook). He attended Acalanes in class between two of my brood. Graduated, then off to Navy – tremendous career, including picking up a degree in process. Wish every newsroom, editor’s chair and “beat type” were populated with a mix of Vorderbrueggens and Sorensons. Finally, don’t know if you watch Fox News Channel – you’re a ringer for Laura Ingle.

    Regards,

    Don