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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of PomonaCandidate for City Council, District 1

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Ismael "Ish" Arias

Planning Commissioner/Businessman
974 votes (22.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bring quality businesses, Creating quality jobs.
  • Providing Additional resources for Public Safety, Paved side walks and Street repairs.
  • Full time and Fully Staffed Pomona Public Library.



Ismael Arias has been a committed life long Pomona resident. During his time in Pomona, he has served the community in many capacities. Arias, a Diamond Ranch alum, began his service to the Pomona Chamber of Commerce in 2008 as an Ambassador promoting commerce throughout the city. In helping enhance an already vibrant Downtown, Arias served as a Christmas Parade Committee Member and currently,the event Chair. During this time Arias was responsible for planning, coordinating and executing different aspects of the event. With over 4,000 attendees the event has been a total success. Arias has worked continuously with The Downtown Pomona Owners Association as one of its board members. As a board member,  he assists with continuous beautification and promotion efforts. He also helps maintain a secure atmosphere in Downtown Pomona. In 2014 Arias became a board member for Fist Of Gold, an organization that focuses on keeping Pomona's youth off the streets and in the gym. 
As a Kiwanis member,Arias takes a hands on role as an active participant in the community. In 2014 Arias continued his civic engagement as City planning commissioner providing input for new developments in Pomona.For nine years Arias continues to serve The UPS Store, a local business, as its Multi-Center Manager.He hopes his efforts continue to provide a better atmosphere for the thriving city of Pomona.

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