First and foremost this campaign is about you!
It is about the decent and hardworking residents that connect our diverse communities, businesses, houses of worship, and public spaces into one amazing District. I am running to empower residents, not special interests.
I am running because our neighborhoods and city deserve leadership with values and political will, not more excuses. I am running to take on the serious issues and difficult work that has been neglected in too many of our neighborhoods. City Hall needs to be responsive, productive, and accountable to everyone. You deserve a representative who will act decisively and advance policies that are truly inclusive of all residents. I will bring my passion and devotion to public service to City Hall and exert the political will of our communities and not special interests. I look forward to meeting you in person and directly earning your support.
I grew up in a military family traveling the world as my father was stationed from one base to another, starting in Africa then Ft. Detrick, Maryland, then over to Europe including Belgium, Italy, and Germany. I speak fluent Italian and I am proficient in Spanish. I have seen much of the world, and very little compares to San Diego, and the communities of District 9, especially Kensington where I have lived for over 10 years.
I understand the different challenges facing our district because I have lived here while attending San Diego State University where I earned my degree in biology, and while earning my law degree from California Western School of Law. Working and volunteering throughout the district has given me the opportunity to meet and help so many diverse groups, businesses, and individuals. As your Councilmember I will offer a broad perspective informed by real world experiences.