A Product of the American Dream
John’s parents came to LA seeking a better life and the American dream — they found it in Northridge.
John’s lived his entire life in the Valley and he learned from an early age the values of hard work, community, and family. A proud Highlander and Matador, John attended local Valley schools and Cal State, Northridge.
A Lifetime of Delivering Results for the Valley
John got started volunteering for various local non-profit organizations in the Valley all while working full-time during college. He’s spearheaded innovative programs and policies on a wide range of issues from improving neighborhood services and protecting the environment, to expanding youth programs and strengthening public safety, to addressing homelessness, investing in infrastructure, and helping our local economy grow.
Committed to Our Youth
When Devonshire was struggling with gang violence, John worked to create the PALS Center with the LAPD, providing $2 million in crucial funding. Now kids are hitting the books, instead of the street.
John also helped create the Porter Ranch Community School, protected the Granada Hills Rec Center, and brought $1 million to the North Valley YMCA for after school programs.
John brought local businesses and neighbors together to build the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s Home Again transitional housing project. The 90-bed family housing facility has been hailed as a model for how to effectively address the homelessness crisis.
John’s ready on Day One to bring real solutions and build consensus at City Hall to tackle homelessness in the Valley and Los Angeles.
Making Our Communities Safer
Making our communities safer is John’s number one priority. He’s put more cops on the beat and is making law enforcement more responsive to local needs.
That’s why he is endorsed by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, and the Peace Officers Research Association of California – collectively representing over 9,000 LAPD officers and 70,0000 statewide law enforcement officers.