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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I have decided to run for re-election to the La Habra City Council because I want to work to improve our quality of life to make it better for your family and mine. My wife Shannon and I have grown up in the La Habra area and this is where we are raising our six sons. La Habra is a great place to raise a family, but we have challenges we need to meet and overcome. Some of our challenges are to continue to keep our neighborhoods safe, creating effective permanent solutions for homelessness, traffic, and making sure we protect your taxpayer dollars by spending them wisely.

I believe a common sense approach is needed to overcome our challenges and to take advantage of opportunities. Fortunately, many in our community agree with this approach, I am very grateful to have earned the endorsement of those that know me best; my La Habra City Council colleagues, James Gomez, and Tom Beamish, as well as former Councilmember Michael Blazey. I am very grateful for all of their support of our campaign.

It’s been my honor to serve on the La Habra City Council since 2008 when I was first elected, and re-elected in 2012, and 2016, and serving as Mayor in 2018 and also in 2012. I have been addressing issues affecting our City currently as I serve as Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and serving on the Board of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) helping to bring clean water to La Habra. My other leadership role is with The Association of California Cities-Orange County as Legislative Committee Chair, trying to get the State to support La Habra needs.

My time on the La Habra City Council, and working as a policy advisor to a County Supervisor, teaching American Government at the college level, and working as a regional board member have prepared me to take the next step to continue to serve our community. I ask for your help and your vote to help me make a better La Habra. Together we will continue to move La Habra in the right direction.
Sincerely,