Why I'm running for Assembly
Many issues have been challenging our communities over the past few years. Our schools, police officers, and even city representatives are tasked with handling these issues with limited resources and authority from the State to address them. According to Education Week, California is ranked 28th in funding per capita for education and according to the latest Homeless count done by LAHSA our homeless crisis continues to be on the rise.
As a City Councilman I have had to deal with these and other issues that are putting a strain on cities throughout California. In Whittier, with the help of my colleagues, we have tackled these issues head on and created our own local solutions. Now, I want to take our local solutions to Sacramento to help our 57th Assembly District along with the rest of California.
As your Assembly Member, I promise to make my priorities for this district:
Routing the state’s surplus funds back into education; from Pre-K through Community Colleges and Universities.
Work with Legislators on assisting local funding for the construction of affordable housing already mandated by the State.
Combat our homeless crisis by passing legislation to reform the Lanterman-Pertis-Short Act to allow trained professionals to admit service resistant individuals into shelters to receive mental health services they desperately need.
Find regional solutions to the funding and operating of homeless shelters with supportive services.
Provide the needed legislation to help chemically dependent individuals off the streets that may no longer have the capacity to make decisions for themselves.
I am a first-generation son to Mexican immigrants and the second oldest child of four. I attended schools in South Whittier before going to Rio Hondo College where I served as Student Body President before acquiring my Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Fullerton in Business Administration.
After earning my degree, I worked for a Fortune 100 company as a Multicultural Marketing Specialist and Manager for eight years before finding my passion in real estate. Today, I am a Broker Associate and Loan Officer with a real estate company based in Whittier, where I work hard to help people achieve their dream of owning their own homes.
Currently I am serving as Whittier’s first ever District Councilman and the second Mexican American to ever be elected to hold a Whittier City Council seat in the city’s 122-year history. This service has been a true blessing in my life. While on the Council I have; secured funding to renovate parks and install solar lights to the city’s greenway trail, standardize and extend the operation hours of small businesses in Uptown Whittier, and fought for a regional solution to our growing homeless crisis with wrap around services.
I am a compassionate problem-solver who believes that our government should be dedicated to improving the health, safety and quality of life for everyone. I humbly ask for your vote and support in my effort in bringing this credibility and thinking to Sacramento as I run for the chance to represent you as your Assemblyman for California’s 57th Assembly District.
Voting in the primary election will be taking place from February 22 until March 3, 2020.
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Candidate for Member of the California State Assembly District 57