I am running to be your County Supervisor because I care about our community and understand firsthand how important county government is to the lives of those living in the Fifth District.
Living in the District
A life long resident of the Fifth District (I was born in Los Angeles and have lived in the San Gabriel Valley since 1960), I have also been a deputy in Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office for twenty-eight years. The past fifteen years I have served as Mike’s Chief Deputy Supervisor. This has provided me with a unique, on-the-ground understanding of the Supervisor’s job and what it requires, and with this knowledge I can and will deliver results to the people and businesses in our area.
I understand and have direct experience dealing with our county health services, mental health, public health, public social services, and child protective services. I have also worked firsthand with constituent services.
Working in the District
The same applies to public safety and security. Recently the Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), representing nearly 8,000 sheriff deputies, endorsed me because they know my record on public safety in our community.
Economic growth and job creation are of critical importance to our Fifth District. I have a strong working relationship with business, labor, and the other Supervisors; this means I can deliver the support we need to encourage economic growth and opportunity in our district, creating better jobs for all of us.
Experience with our local communities
To serve the needs of our Fifth District and the County in general, your Supervisor needs to understand our local government partners, engage State and Federal government, and work with other Board Members. As Chief Deputy Supervisor, I have done this. I will do even better as your Supervisor. That is why I am pleased have the endorsements of a diverse group of elected and community leaders, including Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, District Attorney Steve Cooley, Congressman David Dreier, and many others who have encouraged me to run.
I am not a career politician. Seeking this office is not just another rung on my political ladder for me. I want to serve you as Supervisor to contribute the most I can to our community, where I have lived since birth.
I am also asking for your support! Thank you for considering my candidacy and I look forward to meeting you.