Growing up in Oxnard, my family lived in public housing. My siblings and I were the youth some identified as at-risk, and my family was one of the “less fortunate” families. I say this only to elaborate on the success of my professional experience serving our communities; this community raised me. My personal experience of overcoming adversity and life challenges has given me the knowledge and tools to advocate for what is right, fair, ethical, and in the best interest of the community. At the same time, my professional experience has taught me to understand the bureaucracy in government. This makes me a great asset to the Council and a great advocate for my constituents.
My life experiences and family struggles have shaped me. I have continued to get up, again and again, and feel that this is what sets me apart from any other candidate for District 2—Grit- Determination- Passion.
My interest in serving my community stems from my youth. While in high school, I was involved in student government and have continued to stay abreast of local, state, and national policies that affect my community. I feel my knowledge, experience within my community and leadership skills afford me the opportunity to be the right candidate for this position. I am a natural problem solver and I am more invested in finding solutions than pointing fingers.
I will take the path of fiscal responsibility and accountability with measure E and the new cannabis tax. I will promote economic development for all small businesses and in all areas of the city. My expertise in affordable housing will be an asset to the council as we continue exploring solutions for affordability and our homeless populations.
I will stand for honesty, transparency, and trust. I understand the pride of our District 2 communities, and also understand the next generation of Oxnardians that (will) call Wagon Wheel and Riverpark home. We are facing growth within our District and a lot of work needs to be done to understand and address the unique needs we face and will be facing in the near future.
I believe in:
– public safety
– protecting our aging population
– upgrading our infrastructure (housing, streets, economic development, and education)
– quality of life
We know Oxnard is in a critical fiscal stage; moving forward, every decision that is made will bring consequences to the next generation, including my daughter and son, your children, and your children’s-children. I publicly commit to making conscious decisions and vote in the best interest of our community today, and tomorrow.