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

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Donald Taylor

Retired
6,227 votes (15.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bring Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency to City Hall
  • Seek alternative funding solutions for Police and Public Safety without raising taxes
  • Address community concerns regarding crime and affordable housing

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Business Owner
City Commissioner, Garden Grove Downtown Commission — Appointed position (2017–current)
City Commissioner, Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission — Appointed position (2014–2016)

Education

U.S. Army Defense Mapping School Certificate, Photo lithography (1980)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Team Rubicon, Region IX (2017–current)
Volunteer Radio DJ, Radio Suerte 90.3 FM (2018–current)
Volunteer, Veterans Insight Panel, VA (2017–current)
Volunteer Community Advisory Panel, Bank of America (2016–current)
Board Secretary, Garden grove Downtown Business Association (2017–current)

Biography

I grew up like many people my age in America's now fast shrinking middle class. I proudly served in the US Army 96th Infantry Division (USARCOM 244th) (79-85), I continue to volunteer my time and energy to community organizations and disaster relief (Team Rubicon Region IX) while also having served as a Downtown Commissioner for the City of Garden Grove and former Parks, Recreation and Arts Commissioner. I also currently serve on a VA Advisory Panel and the Bank of America Community Advisory Panel. I do not have a personal fortune or massive assets and I strongly advocate for disability and veterans rights. I believe that residents and our neighborhoods must come first as we continue to grow as a city.

I'm dedicated to serving ALL the residents of our beautiful City of Garden grove. I am pro small business and strongly support a real transparent city government.

A little more about me:

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years now and have four awesome children, 36, 32, 26 and 19 and three grandchildren 12, 17 and 19.

In 1995 I was nominated and included in the International Who's Who of Professionals

Presented with an Award in 2014 by the National Council of American Executives "Top Ranked US Executives"

I am very involved with the cinema arts and artists in Southern California.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

“We the People”

No other three words have ever been so widely accepted as resolute in their meaning. It establishes that it is the People of the United States who are in control. Not the elected men and women currently occupying the seats in the U.S. Congress or U.S. Senate, nor the individuals who sit on our highest court, not even the President of the United States.

A person who is of the United States is dedicated to this nation and the Constitution. They do not harbor divided loyalty to another nation, however this is not the same as showing pride or celebrating ones rich ancestry, culture, heritage and sharing it with others. You are not dedicated if you seek to subject anyone to any law that is not of the constitutional due process. You are not dedicated if you seek to subvert our democratic processes or incite violence, hatred or racial divisions.

We are all American’s, proud and all seek to enjoy life, liberty and justice. We are white collar, blue collar, laborers and tradesmen, military and veterans, students and teachers. We are of one race, humanity and one nation built by patriots, immigrants, fighters, activists, Moms and Dads, dreamers and visionaries.

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