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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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City of FresnoCandidate for City Council, Council District 3

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Daren Miller

Educator
762 votes (15.15%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensuring neighborhoods remain safe and secure through the use of extended community partnerships and development of a comprehensive community plan
  • Increasing economic development by working with present businesses to upgrade and sustaining present industry
  • Leading responsible community growth that honors the past of District 3 while bridging opportunities to the future

Experience

Experience

Profession:Middle School Counselor
Counselor / Principal, Madera Unified School District (2006–current)
Principal / Vice Principal, Fresno Unified School District (2002–2006)
Principal, West Fresno Elementary School District (2000–2002)
Vice Principal, Fresno Unified School District (1997–2000)

Education

California State University, Fresno Doctoral Candidate (in progress), Educational Leadership (current)
Fresno Pacific University M.S., Education Administration (2001)
National University M.A., Counseling (1994)
California State University, Fresno B.A., Liberal Studies (1990)
Merced College A.A., General Studies (1986)

Community Activities

Trustee, Fresno Temple Church of God in Christ (2012–current)
Western Region Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (2010–current)
Member / Director of Events and Voter Education, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (2010–current)
Member, Madera Unified Teachers Association (2010–current)
Commissioner, Fresno Economic Opportunity Commission (2010–2012)

Biography

After more than 25 years spent improving the educational outcomes for children around the Fresno metropolitan area, I have decided to run for Fresno City Council, District 3. I was born and first educated in District 3. I have worked at multiple middle schools and high schools in District 3. District 3 is home to the only two churches I have held membership -- Westside COG and Fresno Temple COGIC. Serving as an educator and local community activist has prepared me to meet this region's challenges. District 3 has tremendous diversity, encompassing the industrial park on Central/North Ave., West Fresno, Chinatown, Downtown, the Lowell area, southern Tower District, and the area west of Highway 99 up to Shields. I will accomplish goals of responsible community development, increased economic progress, and safe and secure neighborhoods by working with District 3 residents and stakeholders, hearing and representing their interest on the council. I am committed to increasing community engagement through the creation of neighborhood and community councils that represent those living, working, and worshipping throughout District 3. Together, we can build a beautiful and vibrant District 3 for now and the future.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Fresno County Democratic Women's Club
  • Central Valley Progressive PAC
  • Central Valley Hmong Democratic Club

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