Candidate statements for the 2018 Villa Park City Council (listed in the order of the Orange County Registrar of Voters website). The General Election will be held in the City of Villa Park on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Environmental Scientist, Villa Park City Councilmember
I recruited residents to share their expertise to improve our City. The law enforcement professionals on our Law Enforcement Advisory Committee have been instrumental in reducing our already low crime rate every year since 2015 – one of only two cities in Orange County that has experienced a reduction. The professional engineers on our Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee are providing recommendations to reduce street, sewer and drainage facility maintenance costs.
To mitigate impacts on the City and protect student safety, I championed City participation in the design of the proposed VPHS Science building. Notable benefits included identification of a serious classroom flooding hazard and reduction in traffic safety hazards.
To protect property values I changed zoning to stop a State mandate to provide high density zoning in our residential zones; revised zoning to facilitate residential improvement projects; stopped a proposed project in Orange that would run 73,000 truckloads through our City; and ensured that modifications at VPHS do not impact residents and protect student safety.
My budget priorities have been to reduce costs and increase focus on the basics. I fought to increase funding for street maintenance to improve our neighborhoods and reduce costs to the City. I voted to maintain highly funded reserves and to establish a Section 115 Trust to reduce pension liabilities.
With your vote, I will continue to make a positive difference in Villa Park.
In my career, I am a Technologist and I manage multiple data centers to support a Cloud Hosting practice. The success of my company has been primarily due to our attention to our customer’s needs, while our cutting-edge technology is just the bones of the company that everything else is built around. It is that same philosophy I see as a good fit for the City Council. The five council members are there to listen to the needs of the community and make decisions with Villa Park’s best interests in mind.
When my wife, Margaret, and I moved to Villa Park with our two children, we fell in love with the feel of the town. The spacing between homes, the lack of street lights, and the personalities of our neighbors were positive factors in our appreciation of the Hidden Jewel. We got involved with the Women’s League Couples Gourmet and we got involved with our kid’s schools as well as their sports. I was CubMaster for my son in Villa Park’s Cub Scout Pack 850 and Indian Chief for my daughter’s Indian Princess Tribe. You would also have seen me at the Villa Park Community Services Foundation Picnics the last couple years leading the kid’s games and the dunk tank. I also volunteered in our community with the Villa Park Rotary, where I served as President. My aim is to bring my leadership skills to the City Council next and I hope to get your vote.
Villa Park City Councilmember
As your current Councilmember and past Mayor, I have represented the residents with the voice of reason, leadership, transparent governancy and established programs which ensure that Villa Park will continue to be a great place to live. Villa Park has one of the highest property values per parcel, low crime, award-winning schools and has a high level of community participation.Embracing the residents’ concerns, I seek to maintain a balance between conservatism and growth by researching the City’s history and needs to provide a fair and objective view point. Villa Park’s assets need to be protected. Rejecting homeowner association type ordinances is essential to ensure that residents maintain the rights afforded them when they moved here.
I have been part of this Community for almost 30 years. My husband Fred and I have 3 teenagers who attend VPHS.
My involvement in the Community is extensive. I serve as Chairperson of the OUSD Measure S Citizens Oversight Committee,President National Charity League OVP, Boardmember for Friends of the Villa Park Library, Villa Park Women’s League, as well as a consistent volunteer for the VPCSF and schools.
It is a privilege to serve the residents of Villa Park and respectfully request your vote on election day to continue that service.
As a 14-year resident of Villa Park involved with several organizations in our city, I have heard our residents voice their concerns on issues our city faces. Some of the concerns I have heard pertain to infrastructure, beautification, budget, traffic, low income housing and safety. We have a unique situation being a small city. Our city can be likened to a small business tasked with hearing our residents’ concerns and issues, addressing those concerns and issues with logic, data, and compromise.
I hold a BA in Biology and a Graduate Degree in Tumor Immunology. Currently, I work with my husband facilitating the growth of our business and raising our two boys. I sit on both the VP Community Services Foundation and the VP Little League Board.
I pride myself in my dedication, persistence, integrity and honesty towards the endeavors I undertake.
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Filing records for all candidates can be found at the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
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