WE NEED LEADERSHIP THAT LISTENS MORE THAN IT SPEAKS
Hi Friends of My Campaign,
Thank you for visiting my website and I would like to share some recent developments. After much thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to suspend my campaign and no longer actively compete/campaign for the El Cajon City Council, District 4 seat.
I am encouraging my supporters to support Estela De Los Rios for this seat. Ms. De Los Rios has my full support and endorsement for this seat and I very much believe that she is the best candidate for our district and city. Importantly we share the same values and vision for the city and we both strongly believe that we are stronger when we are together.
Additionally if you are in District 2, I am proud to endorse and support my friend Juan Carlos Mercado "Charlie" for El Cajon City Council District 2. Charlie shares the same values and vision for our city as Estela and I do. Like Estela, Charlie will be an excellent City Council Member and will represent his District well.
As Election Day is November 3rd and early voting begins October 5th, I hope you will join me in strongly supporting Estela De Los Rios for El Cajon City Council, District 4 and Juan Carlos Mercado for El Cajon City Council, District 2.
Thank you again for your support of/interest in my campaign. The opportunity to run for this seat has been the opportunity of a lifetime which I am grateful to have been a part of, and I am humbled for the support I have received.
I wish you and your family all good health and all the very best.
With Much Appreciation,
I have spent much of my 42 years of life in El Cajon and with great humility and excitement, I am now running for El Cajon City Council. As an individual who has devoted 20 years of my work in the education and nonprofit service sectors, service is a core value of my life and I hold firmly to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’”. My passion for our city is rooted in its people and the ability to listen to and activate a diverse coalition of people to tackle the issues facing our community in this unique moment in time and move the city forward in a manner that positively serves all citizens.
I have spent most of the last 10 years in education as a high school special education teacher in New Orleans and on staff with Teach For America working from a home office in El Cajon. Prior to this work, I had the privilege of serving as a Supervising Case Manager for adults with developmental and physical disabilities for a non profit organization in El Cajon and managed camps for youth in Southern California for many years. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Additionally, I hold a master’s degree in International Relations from Alliant International University and earned English and Special Education teaching credentials in Louisiana.
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