My Candidate Statement
Updated: Aug 13
On August 5, 2020 I filed my official paperwork to become a candidate for Orange City Council, District 1 on the November 3rd ballot. Below is my candidate statement that will appear in the Election Guide that is sent to voters.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, RANCHO SANTIAGO
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Born at St. Joseph Hospital, I’m a second-generation Orange resident. I graduated from the Orange Unified School District, attending Cambridge Elementary School, La Veta Elementary School, Yorba Middle School, and Orange High School.
My husband and I raised our children here in Orange: one is an engineer, one is in college, and both were Orange Unified School District students.
I own a small business in Old Towne Orange, where I employ 11 professionals. I’m active in our community, having served on the boards of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, Orange Educational Foundation, Community Foundation of Orange, Greater Orange Community Arts Theater, and Pitcher Park Community Foundation.
I’m dedicated to Orange, and I’ll get things done on the Orange City Council:
Protect public safety and support Orange Police and Fire
Address homelessness with both services and enforcement
Preserve Old Towne Orange’s way of life
Grow our economy, not raise taxes on our residents, to pay for City services
As our community’s Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee, I have a proven track record delivering results: refinancing bonds to save taxpayers $12 million, personally negotiating the successful end to an impasse with the faculty union, and protecting workforce development and veteran’s resource centers.
My record and experience have earned me bipartisan endorsements from Orange’s trusted leaders:
Former Orange Mayor Tita Smith
Former Orange Mayor Carolyn Cavecche Orange
Mayor Pro Tem Mike Alvarez
Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC
I would be honored to have your vote for Orange City Council.