Our Grassroots Campaign
My Candidacy is as much about winning an election the right way as it is about winning an election. That is why we have committed to spending $6000 or less, and why we have pledged to turndown any endorsement, money from, or personal help (door knockers/phone banks) from any Political Party. I am the only candidate in Coronado to make that pledge. No Coronado Candidate should have to spend 12K (much less 50k) to get elected to a Coronado Council seat. If we play that game, we just hurt Coronado down the line. Maybe this kind of campaign is so important to me because a part of me believes that if a true "people centered campaign" can't be won, Coronado might be beyond saving.
That is why we win or lose this election with Honestly, Integrity, Frank and Open Communication. We win or lose with the "Residents Interests in our hearts", and the "Long Term Good of Coronado in our minds". We may not have the shiniest uniforms on the field, but with your help, we will give them a heck of a game...
If people running for Council are truly doing it in the interest of bettering Coronado, and I have no doubt they are, why are they spending 12k-50k on their campaign? Why are they hiring Advertising Agencies, Branding Experts, Professional Videographers? I would contend that those professionals actually prevent you from getting to know your true candidate. Doesn't spending that kind of money also set a precedent that hurts Coronado? Don't those kinds of expenditures limit potential winning candidates to those who have big money or political backing? If our Candidates are truly running to "better Coronado", shouldn't we win on what we say, not how loud/often our money allows us to say it?
55+ Year Resident 38+ Year Business Person Consensus Maker Great Communicator Accepting of Responsibility
Biography: My parents brought me to Coronado in 1962. I attended Sacred Heart School 1st through 6th grades, Coronado Junior High School 7th and 8th grades, and Coronado High School 9th through 12th grades. I attended College at Cuesta College, Cal Poly SLO, Hayward State, and Graduated with a BA in Business Administration from St Mary's College of California (Go Gaels!).
I worked in Business (Operations Manager, and Sales) for many years in the Bay Area. I moved back to Coronado in 2001. Though there was a 20+ year gap in my full time living in Coronado, it has always been my home. Mom and dad remained in the house I grew-up in (1014 Flora Ave) until mom passed away in 2009. My sales jobs allowed me the flexibility to spend almost as much time in Coronado as in the Bay Area.
My time in the Bay Area (mostly living in Richmond, and Oakland) allowed me to personally experience both good and bad racial/social relationships. My long term and personal relationship with Coronado, gives me a very unique perspective of the issues we face. I think both perspectives will be a huge benefit as a councilperson. My wife Genevieve and I live in our little (532 sq ft) historic Beach Bungalow on D Avenue. Genevieve is my other half, and while we are both our own people, with me, you also get Gen, and that is a huge benefit. She truly is the most exceptional person I have ever met.
Communication to/from Council. Accountability. Golf Course Sewage Plant (we need more information). Honest and Open Staff Reviews (not just one side of issues). Mask Enforcement, Downtown. Open Reasoning During Grant Process. Join the IBWC Lawsuit. Balance Between Resident and Business Interests. Most Importantly, What are Your Issues?
The "Beach Tree" Coronado is at its best, when simple ideas meet warm neighbors
Another beautiful day in "our" neighborhood
Art. What a huge part of our "experience"
Another amazing day at Dog Beach.