I have deep roots in District 6, I am a proud product of John Steinbeck Elementary School, Harden Middle School, and Everett Alvarez High School. I recently graduated from Hartnell College, and currently I am attending UC Santa Cruz. I'm running for Salinas City Council District 6, because as someone who has been raised in the 6th district, I feel a special connection, and more importantly a sense of duty to advocate for my neighborhood. The issues affecting District 6 are diverse, and range from housing affordability, repairing infrastructure, investing in our parks, and ensuring constituents have an accessible, and accountable representative.
Now and in the near future these issues require thoughtful and pragmatic leadership in order to develop comprehensive solutions to address them. I have served our residents as a Mental Health Commissioner for the County of Monterey, Library and Community Services Commissioner for the City of Salinas, and as a member of the Board of Directors for nonprofit organizations such as the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP), and Community Human Services (CHS). In addition, I have served as a School Board Member for the Salinas Union High School District overseeing a budget of over $200 million, and 1,400 employees. I am proud to share that during my tenure on the Board of Trustees we passed a balanced budget, secured an AA+ credit rating, increased tutoring, and mental health services, and kept budgetary cuts out of classrooms.
I'm running for City Council because North Salinas deserves more, and our community is suffering from a lack of financial investment. My nonprofit, and government experience make me uniquely qualified to hit the ground running, and secure meaningful resources for our district. We need a champion for affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, thriving libraries, and well maintained roads.
I pledge to be your champion!