Through my 20 years in government, non-profit, and small business work, I cultivated a wealth of experience as I successfully executed projects, planned policies, efficiently used budgets, and effectively communicated with external agencies and organizations. In these roles, I built my core values of accountability, fiscal responsibility, and accessibility. And now, I want to serve as a representative for the constituents of District 1 who are my neighbors, friends, and family. I will be a strong voice for you. This will be my full time job, I want to be available to residents when they need help.
I want to make sure we are operating with responsibility and transparency when it comes to our taxes. I’ve managed multi-million dollar budgets in my government, non-profit, and business roles so I know the immense responsibility of being fiscally responsible with our taxes. I will provide competent fiscal oversight on our City budget. We need to recruit more large-scale commercial businesses to offset the tax burden on homeowners. We need to be cognizant of inflation and how it is impacting our residents when voting on taxes.
With the pandemic we saw just how important the outdoors are for not only physical but also mental health. We need to support measures that preserve and maintain our parks, trails, and open spaces and ensure they are accessible to all.
I want to make sure we are properly funding our fire department and police stations to ensure our neighborhoods are safe. This includes ensuring emergency response teams are more readily available to residents. I want to make sure we effectively use our tax dollars, particularly with oversight on completing our 2019 Public Safety Bond, which included improving equipment, facilities, and vehicles for the fire and police departments. We also need to make sure we are investing in our streets and lighting to make our neighborhoods safer.
I’ve helped run a small business in El Paso for 6 years. I know the importance of small business to our community. I believe El Paso is rising to great heights. Living here my whole life, I have seen how this community has grown and we are reaching levels we’ve never reached before when it comes to development, growth, and economy. I want to make sure we continue that momentum, while also utilizing smart growth planning practices. Finally, I want to make sure we continue the economic growth in Downtown El Paso and complete important Downtown projects which I know matter to District 1 constituents and the whole city.