This community is my home, and where my priorities are. I will never forget where I come from and will continue to put my community first before special interests. Like many families in our community I didn’t have much growing up, but I never gave up on myself and with hard work I graduated from Santa Ana H.S., Santa Ana College and Cal State Fullerton. Access to public education opened the doors and enabled me to have a successful professional career leading a public health project to reduce childhood obesity in Orange County.
I first ran for City Council because I wanted to help improve my community. As a Councilwoman, I have helped lead Santa Ana through deep budget cuts while not losing sight of protecting our city. Crime has decreased by 32% and Forbes magazine named Santa Ana as the fourth safest city in America. We accomplished this feat with the police department, district attorney, members of the community and City Council working together. However, our work is never done and my experiences on the council have shown me that there is always more that can be done to improve our community and quality of life.
I know first-hand that one of the biggest challenges we face locally is that too many of us are unemployed or under-employed. I will continue want to fight for policies that remove barriers to job creation and help create local jobs for our community.
As your Councilwoman, I will oppose cuts to school funding or increases in tuition. I will work to put more police on our streets and protect the services upon which our children, seniors and veterans rely.
I ask your support and vote on June 3th.
Candidate Santa Ana City Council