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To inform readers about the candidates seeking their votes on the November ballot, the San Antonio Report asked all candidates to answer the following questions. We edited answers for clarity, not substance or grammar, and we did not fact-check responses. We restricted responses to 200 words for each question.
Read other candidates’ answers here.
South San Antonio, District 1
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What is your educational background? Where did you go to school growing up and what is the highest level of education you completed?
Somerset, Texas . 12
If you have completed higher education, what degrees or certifications have you earned and from where? In what years did you complete these degrees or certifications?
Paralegal Palo Alto College, Texas state notary public since 2009, Texas state licensed private Investigator, Texas state process server, Child advocate for CASA, Legal aid translator and Notary at St Mary’s University pro bono, CJIS for Bexar County.
What is your current occupation, employer, and job title?
Legal assistant / Business owner establish since 2009
List any previous elected offices that you held and the term you held that office. List any elected offices you sought and the years you sought those offices.
Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the office you are seeking?
I am a parent in the district my child attends middle school and because of that I engage in daily activities that I am able to witness great things the district is doing and the opportunities for improvement that lay ahead and know that I can be a strong voice in my community.
What three issues do you feel are most important to your constituents?
1. That Covid 19 complaint/ ready , so that we keep kids staff and community safe and healthy.
2. Academics want to help however I can ensure our kids have all available resources to them to help them succeed or be successful.
3. Declining enrollment want to keep families and kids in the district to attend school here.
If you are elected, what will be your top priorities once you take office?
To be a strong voice to my community I want to gain the trust of families for them to be able to come to me openly for any concerns. For Spanish speaking families to come forward and get involved by communicating together “Soy como tu, Soy tu voz, Soy tu distrito. resultados reales, no promesas vacías para el distrito uno (English translation) I am like you, I am your voice, I am your district. real results, not empty promises for district one
For incumbents: What accomplishments are you most proud of during your time in office? Is there any vote or decision you would change now looking back?
For non-incumbents: Would you do anything differently from the current representative holding the office you’re seeking?
Yes!! Of course. I attend board meetings regularly I will engage in all issues, I want to understand them and bring resolve to them, I want to be able to work together with all board members and speak up for my community, and district, this is not my seat this seat belongs to my people in my district.
How do you assess your community college district or school district’s performance during the pandemic and the way it served students?
It’s ability to communicate to students, retain them, bridge the technology gap, retain teacher. Prepare for the future.
How will you approach budgeting for your district given the economic uncertainties? What are your budget priorities you would want to keep intact?
I want to work on budget items that keep our kids to be successful, spending money on keeping students and teachers safe.
How do you plan to work to overcome academic gaps that may have developed or widened during the pandemic?
Do my best to support and help administrators and staff that identify those students in need.