My decision to run for the Laguna Hills City Council is rooted in my story and upbringing as a first-generation immigrant and a religious refugee from a working-class background. From working 30+ hrs/week while pursuing education and learning English, to becoming the policy director of a national education nonprofit and a young business owner with several awards of distinction at the state and national level, I have had to navigate many challenges and pave my own path in pursuit of the American Dream. And now, I am running to fight for that dream for every resident in Laguna Hills.
I believe in a city that works for everyone, regardless of age, accessibility challenges, or health needs. I believe in a city that protects the middle class, promotes good-paying union jobs, and which inspires entrepreneurship and innovation. I believe in a city with safe neighborhoods for our kids; And I believe in a city that is ready to face the challenges ahead of us, whether it be inflation, housing, wildfires, or any other.
Most of all, I believe in a city that works for the people and centers its community voices in decision making. If I’m honored to earn your support, I will do just that as the next councilmember for the City of Laguna Hills.