NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
I was born and raised in Northern California North Bay Area. In my childhood, I enjoyed helping out in my community. I come from a large family where many of my family members and friends worked in Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, and local city council members. This gave me a good insight into public service. At the age of 15, I joined a county fire department as a fire explorer. In my senior year of high school, I attended my first Emergency Medical Technician class through Napa Valley College. The class was held at a neighboring fire department we frequently trained with, where my amazing instructor was a master at his abilities to be a registered nurse and a law enforcement officer.
As the years went on, I had various jobs in delivery and mechanical work as I raised 2 daughters. In 2017 I earned my Real Estate license, but I found the majority of clients could not afford a new home in California. This led to my interest to run for a special election for a city council member to bring my voice to the local governing body. The task to run for the city council was a good experience for me. I enjoyed speaking with community members by presenting my goals and listening to their good or bad opinions, meeting the threshold of signatures I needed, and finding out that I was not shy when our interview was in council chambers in front of the council members answering questions through a microphone with cameras, tv screens, and a crowd present. Very similar to testifying to multiple judges in court. I enjoyed this process and was not distraught by not being favored in the election by council members but motivated to run for a governing seat where I would be elected by the people of California.
Running for a state-level office has been a new and good experience for me. A lot more paperwork and even getting sworn in for the "Oath Of Office" has been an honorable experience which makes it more exciting to be the right person for the position of Lieutenant Governor of the State of California.
One of the most important elements about me is values, connecting with people by understanding your point of view, and utilizing my skills and knowledge to resolve negative issues in our communities. I am mindful of all the challenges and current issues that we must address. I am also committed to being a leader to bring a better future for Californians.
There is one question I was asked and I would like to share it with you.
Who do you look up to? Whose example would you like to follow, and why?
I look up to our forefathers who escaped a tyrannical government to a new land where they were able to negotiate and use their ingenuity to create a new country. A new land of hopes and dreams in a peaceful society. In developing this new freedom, addressed in the U.S. Constitution is the guarantee of a government big enough to protect its citizens from foreign and domestic enemies, and the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. I use the U.S. Constitution in its entirety as a theory to define my principles, laws to define my actions with others in collaboration, and my values and honor to be a positive leader as Lieutenant Governor of the State of California.