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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of EurekaCandidate for City Council, Ward 1

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Caroline Brooks

Small Business Owner
132 votes (11.96%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safer, cleaner streets - more streetlights, maintenance on existing ones, more police presence, police enforcement of existing laws, less needle litter, repercussions for illegal camping, full drug rehabilitation facilities.
  • A stimulated economy - explore options with the City to present an opportunity to property owners to incentivize or subsidize their rental amounts, both commercial and residential, so everyone can afford a place to live or a place to do business.
  • Once these two previous issues are addressed, I would love to see the arts flourish. We can’t have tourism with our current problems and those need to be addressed first.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small business owner
Self-employed, Johnson Auto Electric (2009–current)
Self-employed, Caroline’s TX BBQ (2018–current)
Transportation Safety Commissioner, City’s Transportation Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)
Eligibility worker III, Humboldt County Social Services Branch (2005–2015)

Education

HSU Paralegal, Majored in Biology in college (2003)

Community Activities

Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary (2006–current)
Member, Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation (2016–current)
Member, The Adorno Center (2016–current)

Biography

I grew up in San Antonio, moved to San Diego years after high school to attend college. Moved from there to Compton to be close to my family. After a few years, moved to Arcata to attend college. I am a year away from my biology degree, but I chose to start a family so I did not receive my diploma. 

I have lived in Eureka at the same residence since 2004. I am married and raising 2 children, 14 & 11.  I am a small business owner.  Co-owner of Johnson Auto Electric and sole owner of Caroline’s TX BBQ. 

I worked for DHHS Social Services branch for 10 years and left having worked every program they have to offer, including eligibility investigations. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am running for a non-partisan position and want to be the voice of every one in my ward regardless of political preference. I do not intend to Inject my personal or political beliefs into doing my job as a city council member.

 I will say I am fiscally conservative, I will not support any unnecessary tax increases, I will research any frivolous spending bills that have been voted on but not yet enacted & I will research the budget and attempt to align it.  

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