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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of ConcordCandidate for City Council

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Gloria Casillas

Governmental Program Analyst
4,214 votes (6.38%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safety: With the new housing and business growth in Concord there is always a chance for crime and accidents to increase. I want to ensure that Concord’s police, fire, and emergency services are not spread too thin to hinder our safety.
  • Investment: Concord needs to invest in infrastructure by maintaining and improving our roads and transportation. Creating one Concord by unifying and revitalizing different communities.
  • Outreach: There are many great events that occur in Concord that is one of the reasons I choose to make Concord my home. I want to make residents feel more invested in the community and know that they have an impact on their city.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Associate Governmental Program Analyst, State of California (2005–current)

Education

California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Government and History (2008)
Consumnes River College, Los Rios Community College District Associate Degree, General Education (2003)

Biography

I believe can do the job of a City Council member because I am a resident of Concord that wants to live in a safe and engaging community.

I doubled majored at Sacramento State University and graduated with a BA in Government and History. I always have had an interest in understanding the reasoning, motives and history about why policies and laws are made.

I was a youth soccer coach for a few years in Sacramento for the Valley Hi Soccer Club. In college I help create and organize a chapter for Sigma Pi Alpha a Chicana Latina Sorority. I helped raise money and provided scholarships to high school seniors. I was also were very involved within my community volunteering my time.

I have been a full time civil servant for the State of California for about ten years. I began working while in college for the Legislative Counsel Bureau until I graduated. I then was promoted and transferred to the Employment Development Department (EDD), and became a Program Compliance Monitor for the Career One Stop Centers. As a compliance monitor I was responsible that each career center in my assigned region met federal requirements. For example having accessible parking and entrances and information in different languages for their area demographics. 

My next career move at EDD was to become an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist. I investigated discrimination complaints for employees at EDD and customers receiving/applying for benefits.

After moving to the East Bay I started to work for Caltrans-Toll Collections and am currently the analyst for all seven Toll Bridges in the Bay Area. My main responsibility is to help manage Toll Collections operation expenses budget. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I hope to reach out to the residents of Concord, and provide a voice for those who don’t think they have one. I want to be able to promote job growth, not just enticing new business but helping those looking for jobs. I want to provide information about resources the city has or develop new plans.

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