As a life long resident of this Great City I have developed a love and devotion for Oakland. I attended the Oakland Public Schools and received all of my collegiate education in the Bay Area. My roots in this community run deep and my commitment to our future is genuine. During my 8-year tenure as Trustee of the Peralta Community College Board, I fought to eliminate waste and re-direct funds to classroom instruction and more student financial aid. Furthermore, I worked to expand vocational training programs, led fight against the international travel scandal and demanded better fiscal accountability for local taxpayers. Lastly, I fought to cut administrative bureaucracy and waste.
1. Establishing vibrant communities where families thrive.
2. Ensuring affordable housing and access to high quality education.
3. Supporting the growth of local businesses who hire Oakland residents.
4. Eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that prevent our progress toward these goals.
My proven track record and education provide me with the expertise I need to represent and be responsive to you. My unwavering belief that our city can realize its greatest potential, has propelled me to seek the office of Oakland City Councilmember.
I will be honored to serve you.