I am a doting husband, father of 5 children (yes, I did say 5...), step-father of 2 more, and a fellow resident that loves this great part of the Inland Empire that I’ve proudly called home and raised a family in since 2001. I own a house in an area of Southern Rancho Cucamonga known as Northtown, which is below Arrow Route. I have been proud to see my 3 oldest children graduate over the last few years from Chaffey High School, and only have two children left in grade school (one in middle school, and one in high school).
I am running for the Cucamonga Valley Water District Board of DIrectors because I understand how our water system works, and I have many concerns about how CVWD is managing their finances and parts of our water system. I know that I can bring a new and different perspective to the leadership of CVWD that would be representative of the average citizen and water user.
I honestly don’t have any desire to pursue a political career. I have a full-time career at UPS where I've been in management for over 15 years, and I'm currently in charge of one of the largest automotive maintenance shops in the company.
How does someone who works at UPS decide to run for the CVWD Board of Directors. Well, last year I was encouraged to run for the Rancho Cucamonga City Council. This encouragement came from many people, including Bill Alexander, who was a former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor and City Council member. The reason for the encouragement was because I had stood up for my community on a couple occasions over the last couple of years to object to an inappropriate high-rise apartment building that a developer wants to put in my neighborhood, and some other legislation that was being proposed by the City of Rancho Cucamonga that I felt was unfair.
Despite running a campaign on just a little over $3000, compared to an opponent whom I was told had over $80,000 invested in them by various groups, I managed to miss winning by only 245 votes out of 10,124 votes in total. Because of how well I did, I have been told by multiple people, many of which are elected officials, that I need to stay involved after having results like that while being a newcomer to politics, along with the small amount of finances that I had.
Since I do understand the dynamics and operation of our water system I have made the choice to seek a position on the CVWD Board of Directors so that I can have an opportunity to represent my community in a positive and impactful way.
Please take a moment to click on the "CONCERNS & PRIORITIES" link at the top of this page to learn more about what I feel I can do for you as a member of the Board of Directors.