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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of PomonaCandidate for Mayor

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Tim Sandoval

College Access Leader
21,252 votes (62.76%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase revenues for providing city services. Public safety, youth programs, and basic infrastructure have suffered due to a lack strategic economic development aimed at increasing municipal revenues.
  • Provide leadership for a regional solution to the homeless crisis. Homelessness is a regional issue that requires collaboration with our neighbors in order to find effective solutions.
  • Change the culture of civic leadership in Pomona. Pomona deserves excellence in city services, cooperation among its leaders, communication and engagement around decision-making, and strong partnerships with institutions and other cities.

Experience

Experience

Profession:College Access Leader
Program Director, Bright Prospects (2002–current)
Co-Chair, Waste & Recycling Facility Task Force, City of Pomona, CA — Appointed position (2014–current)
Teacher, International Baccalaureate Program, Charter Oak High School (1999–2002)
Youth and Community Development Project Manager, Pomona Valley Center for Community Development (1997–1999)

Education

University of California, Riverside Bachelor of Arts, English (1997)

Biography

I grew up in Pomona and attended Pomona public schools, before attending and graduating from the University of California Riverside.  From an early age, I came to appreciate the richness and diversity of Pomona, and have been a life-long advocate of the City as great place to live and work.  For the past 20 years, I’ve been working to build a brighter future for our city and for our students and families, helping our young people realize their dreams of going to and graduating from college.  I’ve helped bring a tutoring program back to our public library.  I have also worked to improve the health and safety of our community by pushing for higher standards from our waste and recycling businesses.  This is how I have been solving problems in our community.  I didn’t do it alone.  I worked to bring people together in service to others.  I want to be Mayor of Pomona because I see tremendous possibility everywhere I look, but there has been a lack of leadership in transforming this possibility into prosperity which benefits hard-working families.  I am the candidate that is in touch with residents and businesses across the city, and am capable of assembling diverse coalitions for positive change.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Los Angeles County Business Federation
  • L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1428
  • Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Elected Officials (2)

  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • Carlos Goytia, District 1 Director of Three Valleys Municipal Water District

Individuals (1)

  • David Arian, Former President of ILWU, V.P., Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

What kind of mayor should we expect to lead our great city?

I believe we should expect a mayor who:

·         cares enough to listen

·         values integrity, honesty and community engagement

·         solves problems

We need a mayor who is present and engaged, who:

·         advocates at regional meetings on the most important issues that impact our community, such as homelessness and human trafficking

·         leads when faced with the most controversial issues in our city

·         works with others to bring out the best in them

This is the type of leadership that you can expect from me.  I believe in servant leadership.  Not asking what can you give me, but what can I do for you.

 

I’ve been working at building a brighter future for our city and for our students and families for over twenty years.  I have helped our young people realize their dreams of going to and graduating from college.  I helped bring a tutoring program back to our public library.  I have worked to improve the health and safety of our community by pushing for higher standards from our waste and recycling businesses.  This is how I have been solving problems in our diverse community.  I didn’t do it alone.  I worked to bring people together.

I see tremendous possibility everywhere I look in our city.  To realize that potential, I will work closely and collaboratively with city, county, community, and institutional leaders to build on our key assets to help bring jobs to our city and create opportunities for our residents to prosper.  Under our collective leadership, the city of Pomona—the 7th largest in Los Angeles County—will be recognized as a respected leader in the region.

 

The choice is clear:  an old style politics driven by fear and divisiveness or a new style of leadership built on integrity, honesty, possibility, community engagement and service to others.  I have the ability to transform the politics of Pomona.  I want to be your mayor.  Let’s build One Pomona together.

Videos (1)

— September 29, 2016 TEDx Claremont Colleges

Last year, Tim was selected to speak at TedX Claremont. In keeping with the storytelling theme of the event, Tim shared about the experiences that led him to care so deeply for his own community.

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