I am running for Mayor of Stockton because I believe deeply in the promise and potential of our city. Born and raised in South Stockton I could have either been another statistic or work hard to achieve success. I focused on school and received a scholarship to Stanford. After graduating and completing internships at Google and the White House, I came back to serve our community and help others have an opportunity to succeed.
Elected to serve on the City Council in 2012, I have spent the past several years helping our community bounce back from record homicides and bankruptcy. I’ve championed reforms to improve police community relations, increased investment in the underserved areas of Stockton, increased opportunity for youth, and created coalitions with local, statewide and national interests to address our most pressing issues. I seek to deepen this impact as Mayor of Stockton.
Our children deserve every opportunity to realize their potential as I was able to do. I’m running to revitalize our neighborhoods, attract good paying jobs, increase safety through community policing, and bring innovation into our civic life and local economy. I am running because I am confident that together we can reinvent Stockton.