I am a husband, the father to 3 little girls, and a teacher living in the Westchester neighborhood for the past 9 years. Before this campaign, I was teaching 8th grade science and history to at-risk Latino students on the border of Historic Filipinotown and Echo Park.
When I'm not parenting or teaching, I serve on the board of the Westchester Neighbors Association, work on the Growth and Transition Team of Broadway Elementary's Mandarin Immersion Pilot Program, and Co-Chair Multiple Helpings - the philanthropic arm of West LA Parents of Multiples group.
Where We Stand
The last 5 years have been challenging for our nation and for Los Angeles. We’ve all felt the impact the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Los Angeles' already precarious financial situation has gotten much worse: the tax base has declined precipitously, unemployment remains extraordinarily high, and city services have been cut beyond the bone to keep up with the rising costs of an unsustainable pension system.
For too many years, our leaders have failed to address Los Angeles' broken budget and their lack of leadership has stretched our resources to the braking point.
It's time for new leadership, fresh ideas, and a clean break from the system and interest groups that have failed to act.
Responsible Reform, Right Now
I am running for the City Council in District 11 because I have the ideas, history of service, values and independence to give our community a voice and begin to fix the structural problems in Los Angeles' government.
I hope to meet with you all and share with your my vision for a transparent and responsive government that tackles the tough problems and takes care of the communities needs.