As a third-generation native of San José, I’m proud of the city my hometown has become, and I’m excited by the potential that still defines it. I’ve watched us grow from the Valley of Heart’s Delight into the Capital of Silicon Valley, but I know that broader prosperity is still a work in progress. We’re surrounded by signs that the rising tide of economic recovery is not lifting all boats. Many of our hardworking neighbors still struggle to make ends meet in the shadows of sparkling new high rises and gleaming freeway overpasses.
That’s why I’ve decided to run for City Council in District 6. We need to build a San José that works for everyone.
I was raised by a public school teacher and an accountant, which means I value education, a strong work ethic, and the dignity of earning a paycheck. These are values we need in our civic leaders if we’re going to meet the challenge of building a stronger San José together.
As a nonprofit director, neighborhood leader, and arts commission chair, I’ve learned the best decisions for a community are made as a community. It’s time to bring creative leadership to city hall – time to think outside the box to solve our most challenging problems. But I can’t do it without you.
I need you standing beside me when I kick off my campaign on Wednesday, Dec. 16
, and lay out my vision for a stronger San José. Will you be there?
I’ll share more news in the days, weeks, and months ahead. In the meantime, I look forward to celebrating my (belated) 38th birthday at one of the coolest venues in San José, in the heart of District 6. I’m honored to have a fabulous cohort of co-hosts and talented musical friends coming together to make this a truly awesome experience, and I’d be equally honored if you’d join us.