I am running for City Council to protect and improve our quality of life in Stockton. I am a lifelong resident of Stockton. After graduating college, I returned to my family business, which was established in 1955. I was elected twice to the Lincoln Unified School District Board. Prior to serving on City Council, I was on the Parks and Recreation Committee. There, I learned the value of our limited greenspace in Stockton. I was greatly disappointed with the way Swenson Park and Golf Course was contemplated for sale to developers. On Council, even in the worse of economic times, I never felt reducing our greenspaces was an option to deal with our shortfall.
I was first elected to City Council in 2011 and had to make difficult decisions on spending due to our bankruptcy. I supported sustainable city budgets that were balanced with our goals of restoring city services. As chair of the Audit Committee for the City Council, I protected our tax dollars to invest in our police staffing. I am committed to lowering the crime rate in Stockton.
If you elect me as your representative, I will always put our community interests first.