Universal Early Childhood Education
Bringing equitable county resources to Down Town/East San Jose
Focusing on intervention services to break the school to prison pipeline
Attracting and retaining good teachers for the betterment of our students' education
It all started when…
I first got involved in politics when I was in elementary school. My mother, an active member of the healthcare workers union, would bring me to her rallies and picket lines to ingrain in me the values of working families and the importance to fight for the betterment of society. She raised me to be outspoken for the rights of the community and that is something I have taken with me till this day.
I grew up in East San Jose, to a single mother, and have held a job consistently since the age of 14 years old. As a young Latino man, I have experienced institutional racism, gang violence, seen childhood friends go down the wrong path, and I have been able to overcome this and utilize this experience to bring change to the families of San Jose.
I started my political career as a community organizer, and was elected to the Mt Pleasant School District Board of Trustees. As a Trustee I have made it a priority to push policy that will benefit the families of the district.
- Led the charge to make Mt Pleasant a Sanctuary District because all students deserve the right to an education without fear of deportation.
- Championed restorative justice practices at all our schools and worked with principals and staff on its adoption. Our students are valuable and we cannot afford to lose them to the system.
- Spearheaded a intergovernmental partnership between our district and the City of San Jose to bring the first public library to Mt Pleasant community
I ask for your support in the November 6th general election. Together, we can create a county where all students have the resources they need to be successful