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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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Ciudad de California CityCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Inge M. Elmes

Business Owner
856 votos (13.5%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Ensure economic growth through sustainability
  • Uphold fiscal accountability and conservative budgets
  • Strive for desired quality of life in our community

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Business Woman
CF0, Cal City MX Park, Inc. (2006–current)
Chairperson, Citizen's Vision 360 — Cargo designado (2014–2015)
Financial Advisor, Offices of Curtis Cooper, PFSU (2001–2006)
HairStylist, Self-Employed (1986–2006)

Educación

College of the Canyons, Liberty University Obtained Series 6 & 63 licenses and Life Insurance License with PFSU, EMT Certification, Beautician license, Studied Finances/Accounting/Bookeeping/Business (2006)

Actividades comunitarias

Member and Volunteer, Desert Song Foursquare Church (2004–current)
Team member , East Kern Diversification Group (2016–current)

Biografía

 

 I have been part of California City for over 15 years.  I am a Business Woman, Wife and Mother of four sons whom I have homeschooled for over 13 years.  I was born in Santiago, Chile in 1969 – moved to the United States in 1976 and I became an American citizen on April 18, 2001. 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, I am responsible for the administration and finances of our place of business, Cal City MX Park, Inc. Throughout the past 10 years, I have developed strong organizational, clerical and managerial skills with an emphasis on building successful interpersonal relationships.  I am competent in record keeping, data input, budgeting and analyzing financial records including effective communications with clients and outside vendors.  I am also responsible for all operational policies, procedures, regulations and ordinances that comply with all local agencies with a strategic focus on planning for the future with the use of a sound business plan.

 

 

 

                Prior to holding the CFO position at our place of business, I was a Financial Advisor for over 5 years.  During that time, I was responsible for overseeing personal financial records for over a hundred families.  I successfully guided them in sound investments, proper insurance coverage, reducing or eliminating their outstanding debt and optimizing their best options in home loans while maintaining ethical conduct and confidentiality at all times. In addition to running my own finance company, I was responsible for my own hair business and held a portfolio of over 300 clients for over twenty years.

 

 

 

                It was my pleasure to also volunteer at our local church for the past 8 years, on and off, in their finance department. My duties included inputting accounting entries, preparing financial records, deposits, accounts payables, summarizing current status in funds, yearly budgets, and securing financial data. I prepared monthly, quarterly and yearly documents to comply with mandatory agency regulations. I gained extensive knowledge in book keeping practices and ethical conduct.

 

 

 

                 Over the years, my main focus has been to effectively communicate in every work environment and I strongly feel that being bilingual, in Spanish and English, has given me an added advantage in the City of California City and working with our community. I sat as chairperson for the Vision 360 Team and I am currently involved with the Economic Diversification Team.  I regularly attend business seminars, with S.C.O.R.E. and the Board of Equalization, and council meetings to keep me well informed.  I have volunteered my time and resources with many community organizations such as Feed the Hungry and Bags4kids. 

 

 

 

I have a love and passion for our city and feel it is my obligation to serve in any way that I can. I want to see the protection, prosperity and success of our citizens. I feel our local economy is our biggest challenge.  As a business woman, I would like to see our local businesses receiving the support they need to have thriving establishments. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy.  We need to focus on the issues at hand and build up what is already here by cleaning up the city, focusing on our infrastructure and creating more jobs.  Where I feel my skills and experience are the most beneficial is in making sure our city’s finances are in order.  I would like to see more accountability in every department and eliminate any wasteful spending.   I would like to work with our local police and fire departments to make sure they have the tools needed to provide a superior service. I am currently working with our veterans to make sure they are receiving the recognition that they deserve.  I will fight for the pertinent issues that are most important to our families and help create a quality of life that we all desire. 

 

 

 

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¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Cal City MX Park, Inc.
  • Ace Hardware
  • Cal City Napa Auto Parts

Organizaciónes (2)

  • Antelope Valley Press
  • Desert Song Foursquare Church

Individuos (2)

  • Gary Condie, CPA
  • Vic Carmona, Golden Bamboo Restaurante

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

 

For many years I have been actively committed to the stability and growth of California City.  I sat as chair of a diversified group of citizens in the Vision 360 project, where we gathered for over 9 months meeting two times a month for many hours to effectively come up with a strategic economic plan for our city.  Currently, I am a part of the East Diversification group to finalize the Vision 360 plan. I am dedicated to see that the plan moves forward and is implemented here in California City by successfully bringing the community together in a unified goal and purpose.

 

As a business woman, I live the day to day issues that every business owner faces in this city.  I am in the midst of the effects of our local economy, succeeding with many challenges.  My husband and I have built our business from ground up and we know what it takes to create something out of nothing.  Small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy and I intend to support our local businesses by focusing on the necessary infrastructure needed to succeed and to provide the necessary resources in order to accomplished that goal.  I will bring that same tenacity as a council member and uphold accountability with excellence and integrity. This is where I feel my strong finance background will be an asset to the council. create thriving establishments.   

 

My strong finance background will help me make sound decisions based on fact not hype.  In the past, I have helped over a hundred families get out of debt, balance a budget, prioritize, reduce wasteful spending and free up income.  I am highly motivated to find solutions to our tough financial issues.  I have worked very hard over the past few years to become a debt free business and in May of 2014, we

 

Over the years, one of my main objectives has been to effectively communicate in every work environment and being bilingual has given me a strong advantage in working with our Hispanic community.

 

I have a love and passion for our city and feel it is a privilege to serve in any way that I can.  I want to see the protection, prosperity, and success of our citizens. I feel our local economy is our biggest challenge and therefore; should be our main focus.  As a business owner, I have had to make tough decisions financially and structurally.  I understand the dynamics of working together for a better future.  I will stand up for what is right, good and fair for our citizens and for the betterment of our community. 

 

I have been a member of this community for over 15 years.  I am committed, vested and rooted here.  I am aware of the many challenges and opportunities that are within our city. I am ready and willing to work together towards improving and moving California City forward successfully. 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

 

 

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Inge M. Elmes Candidate Statement

Summary

Candidate Statement for City Council of California City, CA

 

 

 

For many years I have been actively committed to the stability and growth of our local economy.  I sat as chair of a diversified group of citizens in the Vision 360 project, where we gathered for over 9 months meeting two times a month for many hours to effectively come up with a strategic economic plan for our city.  Currently, I am part of the East Kern Diversification Group to finalize the Vision 360 economic plan and see that it moves forward, is implemented here in California City and will successfully bring the community together in a unified goal and purpose.

 

                As a business woman, I live the day to day issues that every business owner faces in this city.  I am in the midst of the effects of our local economy, succeeding with many challenges. As a business owner, I have had to make tough decisions financially and structurally.  I understand the dynamics of working together for a better future.   My husband and I have built our business from ground up and we know what it takes to create something out of nothing. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy and I intend to support our local businesses by focusing on the necessary infrastructure to succeed and to help solidify a strong foundation for growth through sustainability.

 

                My strong finance background will help make sound decisions based on facts not hype. In the past, I helped over a hundred families get out of debt, balance a budget, prioritize, reduce wasteful spending and free up income.  I am highly motivated to find solutions to our tough financial issues.  I have worked very hard over the past several years to become a debt-free business and in May of 2014, we accomplished that goal.  I will bring that same tenacity as a council member and uphold accountability with excellence and integrity.

 

                Over the years, one of my main objectives has been to effectively communicate in every work environment and being bilingual has given me a strong advantage in working with our Hispanic community.

 

                I have a love and passion for our city and feel it is a privilege to serve in any way that I can.  I want to see the protection, prosperity, and success of our citizens. I feel our local economy is our biggest challenge and therefore; should be our main focus.  I will fight for the pertinent issues that are most important to our citizens and for the betterment of our community to bring a quality of life that we all desire.   

 

As a mother of four sons, I understand the challenges we face in this town raising children. Focusing on our local economy will strengthen the cracks in our foundation by providing jobs, cleaning up our community, reducing crime and equipping our youth with the resources necessary to succeed, give them hope and a future. I have been a member of this community for over 15 years.  I am committed, vested and rooted here.  I am aware of the many challenges and opportunities that are within our city. I am ready and willing to work together towards improving and moving California City forward successfully.  

 

WE can do this!

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