Educationally, I obtained two lifetime teaching
certifications from the University of California Extension at Berkeley
in adult education and grades K-12. I also completed two years of
Administrative studies in education at San Francisco State University.
experience was with the Oakland Unified School District and the Alameda
Unified School District as a vocational education instructor for
I moved to Richmond in 1978. I've been an advocate
for the citizens of Richmond.
Now it's time for me to work as your
City Council representative. I will work for you and bring unique
approaches to issues and concerns such as education, health services,
crime prevention, funding solutions and development within our city.
The last 10 years, I've attended every meeting. The citizens have
been under-represented and have not had a voice at City Council meetings.
I will continue to be the community voice for the citizens of Richmond
who are unable to speak out for themselves. I will be the arms for
those who can't reach out for the help they need, and I'll be the
feet for those who can't travel to City Council meetings, especially
our senior citizens and the disabled.
My top priorities if elected are:
- Attracting new businesses (which will create more jobs)
It's time for change. The violence that continues in Richmond
prompted me to get involved and help organize the Tent City Peace
Movement. I am their advisor and helped create a partnership within
City government and other non-profits for the purpose of building
better community relationships between citizens, City Hall, City
Council and the Police Department.