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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of AnaheimCandidate for Mayor

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Lorri Galloway

Non-profit Executive Director
12,367 votes (15.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Managing homelessness through permanent supportive housing
  • Economy that benefits all, provide business incentives for living wages, job creation and community development.
  • Ease parking problems in communities by improved permit parking programs and parking structures where space is limited.

Experience

Biography

Lorri Galloway is the founder and Executive Director of The Eli Home for Abused Children. The Eli Home provides shelter for abused children and their mothers and domestic violence prevention programs throughout Orange County. Through emergency shelter, advocacy, and outreach, Eli has benefited thousands of victims since 1983.The organization has also received numerous accolades including two Presidential Awards: the 338th Point of Light from former President George H.W. Bush and a Presidential Citation from former President Bill Clinton.

 

In 2004, Lorri was elected to the Anaheim City Council. She remains the only Democratic woman ever elected to the Anaheim City Council. In 2008 she was overwhelmingly re-elected. During her two terms on the council, Lorri was a passionate voice for working families in Anaheim. She fought to improve under-served neighborhoods with new parks and quality infrastructure and brought in over 2000 new affordable housing units to the city.

 

She also helped develop and promote the formation of the Anaheim Family Justice Center, which opened in October 2006. This “one stop shop” for social service needs changed the way police and social service agencies respond to domestic, child, elder, and sexual assault/abuse cases.  After serving on the city council successfully for 8 years, she was termed out of office in 2012.

 

In 2009 Lorri founded the East Street Community Renewal Initiative (ESCRI).  ESCRI combines community development activities and diversified services to transform the East Street neighborhood; promoting self-sufficiency, economic empowerment and a healthy and vibrant community.

 

Despite being termed out of office, Lorri continues to serve her community. In 2015, Lorri launched an innovative private-public partnership in Anaheim called 100 Chances. The program annually pairs 100 at-risk youth and students of color with community, government, and business leaders throughout Orange County for an apprenticeship and mentorship program with the goal of securing employment after high school.


Lorri has been honored to receive the following awards and distinctions for her government and community service: the Orange County Central Labor Council Community Services Award. the Rancho Santiago College Women of Achievement Award, the First Lady of California Community Service Award, the National Philanthropy Association Outstanding Founder Award, the Orange County Spirit of Volunteerism Award, the Orange County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award, and the Orange County Asian Business Association Community Service Award,

 

Due to her dedication to serving impoverished communities in Anaheim she also received the Orange County Community Housing Corporation’s Political Will Award for Affordable Housing in 2007.

Lorri, a 42-year Anaheim resident, is married to her childhood sweetheart, Michael, and has two daughters, and two grandchildren.

Lorri@LorriGalloway.com

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am not running for Mayor of the great city of Anaheim because of any position of wealth, privilege, or status.  From the time of my childhood, I have had a heart that burned to serve, to answer the call for those who cry for help, to place other’s needs before my own.

I have always worked hard, as my immigrant parents, who worked the fields of the Salinas Valley, taught me.  I wake up early and go to bed late.  I get up every morning, thankful for another day to fulfill my destiny of giving back because of the blessed life I have lived filled with a large wonderful family, both of blood and by bond.

I believe that I have earned this place of leadership through decades of work experience with clear and tangible results.  This leads me in my ultimate belief that we all have a great purpose in life and if we are given money and wealth, our challenge to succeed comes in ultimately how we enrich others, and if we are given power, our challenge to succeed comes in ultimately how we empower others. 

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— October 4, 2018 Lorri Galloway for Mayor 2018 FPPC #1399477

This story from my childhood shaped me into the person I am today. It’s the reason I have dedicated my life to public service. I would be honored if you would hear my story, know my history and understand why I will strive to be a true advocate for the people of Anaheim!

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