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When voters look at me, they’re looking at somebody from their community who rolls up their sleeves, brings solutions to our challenges, and gets the work done.”




My entire career has been dedicated to improving the lives of East San José families.

I was born and raised in East San José.  As immigrants to this country, getting a good education and working hard were valued by my parents, and they instilled those values in me from a young age. 

I attended schools in the Alum Rock and East Side Union School Districts, received my associates degree from Evergreen Valley College, and then earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from San Jose State University. 


In college I met my amazing wife, Gabriela, and together we are raising our three incredible children in East San Jose.  When my oldest child began elementary school, I saw the challenges facing East Side families. Wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of students and families in our community, I became a member of the Alum Rock School Board in 2012.



As a School Trustee, I have worked hard to restore trust, transparency, and financial stability to the operations of the Alum Rock School District and restore faith in public education for students, parents, teachers, and our community.


In March of 2020, our lives were turned upside down by COVID-19, and I worked tirelessly with my fellow school board members, district leaders, teachers, staff, and parents to take learning online, and kept students engaged and safe during unimaginable circumstances.  We took action to provide millions of meals to our community, and ensured that  all of our thousands of students had the technology and resources needed to continue learning.




As a husband, proud father of three, and an Alum Rock School District Governing Board Member, I experience firsthand how City Hall fails our families - increased violence in our neighborhoods, declining city services, and struggling small businesses. 


That is why I have decided to run for San José City Council District 5 – to effectively represent the families of East San José. I am running for City Council as an elected official who has led through the COVID crisis.  I understand that our schools, neighborhoods, small businesses, and others need someone at city hall who knows what it will take for East San José to fully recover from the impacts of the pandemic.  


I will take my experience to City Hall and fight for equal funding and services for East San José neighborhoods to address:


·    Moving the homeless off our streets and into housing and programs

·    Supporting small business owners and making sure they are set up for success 

·    Reducing petty crime without targeting our youth and improving police-community relations

·    Helping youth reach their full potential

·    Restoring city services for youth and seniors 

·    Invest in affordable housing for veterans, working families, seniors, and front-line workers

·    Ensure adequate access to high-speed Internet and job training for students, veterans and               under-employed workers

Together, we can make East San Jose safe and secure and enjoy the quality of life we all deserve. 



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