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 am the first SUHSD School Board Member to have graduated from EAHS). I graduated from Hartnell College and I am attending UC Santa Cruz. I am 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, addressing neighborhood crime, 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. I currently serve as a School Board Member for the Salinas Union High School District overseeing a budget of over $200 million and 1,600 employees. I am proud to have passed a balanced budget, secured an AA+ credit rating, increased tutoring and mental health services, and kept budgetary cuts out of classrooms. My work experience includes having served as the Community Partnerships and Development Officer for a Foster Care Agency where I secured thousands of dollars in grant funding and currently working as a Special Projects Coordinator for a statewide education nonprofit.
I’m running for City Council because our district deserves stronger representation. North Salinas has been neglected and our community is suffering from a lack of financial investment. My nonprofit and government experience makes 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!
I humbly ask for your vote