Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
KPBS Voters Guide@KPBSNews
March 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of South GateCandidate for City Council

Photo of Jose De La Paz

Jose De La Paz

Chief Operating Officer
797 votes (10.32%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter's Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Technology education programs for our youth
  • Small business and community development
  • Public safety and police response services



Profession:Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer, GBH Communications (2014–current)
Vice President of Technology & Operations, Easynet Global Services (2010–2014)
Vice President of Operations - North America, BSkyB Easynet (2008–2010)
Head of Hosted and Managed Services, RCM Technologies (2007–2008)
Sr Manager of Operations & Technology, BT Global Services (2004–2007)


Name: Jose De La Paz, Age: 40

My name is Jose De La Paz, father of five young boys and husband to a South Gate lifetime resident. As a child growing up in a Hispanic household my parents taught me the value of family, community, human rights and service to others.

With nearly two decades of international technology experience, I have the strength and business skills that enable me to achieve success. As an executive, I have grown companies, been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets, negotiated complex deals, created jobs, lead innovation, created patent pending technology, and have been a key member of disaster recovery committees.

As a resident of South Gate for nearly 13 years, a father, husband, and successful executive I feel compelled to give back by serving the citizens of South Gate. I will work hard to restore prosperity to our city by assessing the budget, improving community development, improving public safety, focusing on after-school education programs and jobs. As a South Gate City Council member, I will bring real life experience and responsible change.

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.