It has been an honor to serve as your Councilmember for the last five years. During that time I have truly enjoyed serving the residents and businesses in the City of Torrance. And, I am proud of the work I’ve been able to accomplish on our City Council.
After long consideration, and encouragement from my family – and many of you, I have officially decided to run for Mayor of Torrance in the June 3rd, 2014 Election.
I am excited about the future of our city. While other cities have had to make major cuts due to the economic downturn, Torrance has been fiscally responsible – and we have seen almost no appreciable reductions in public safety and other municipal services.
The outlook for Torrance is bright, but we need leadership and experience in the coming years to grow upon our successes. And, I believe I am the best-qualified candidate for Mayor to keep Torrance moving forward.
As a long-time President of my neighborhood homeowner association, I fought along side of you to preserve our neighborhoods from senseless overdevelopment. As a former President of the Torrance Education Foundation, I worked with you to find new ways to fund essential and innovative programs in Torrance’s great public schools. As a Torrance Civil Service Commissioner and TUSD Personnel Commissioner, I ensured that our city and school district had the best employees possible, while protecting workers’ rights.
In addition, I proudly served as a founding member of Mayor Frank Scotto’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Ethics & Integrity, where we led the charge for political campaign reform and transparency in our local government.
My wife Terry and I have lived in Torrance for more than 25 years. We raised our children in Torrance and educated them in Torrance schools and now our grandchildren attend our local schools too. Our entire family is committed to making Torrance a better place to live, to raise a family and to do business in.
Running for Mayor won’t be easy. I wont be able to do this alone. Our campaign will need all of my friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to work hard to get our message out. In the coming months, I know I will be asking too much of you… but I promise I wont stop working as long as I have your support!
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at (310) 613-9099. Together we can continue to move Torrance forward.
Thank you so much.