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October 9, 2012 > Candidate Jim Navarro

Candidate Jim Navarro

For City Council, City of Union City

I have been a member of the City Council of Union City for the past eight years. Prior to this position, I was a Trustee for New Haven Unified School District for eight years where I have proven my leadership abilities in maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence and fiscal responsibility especially during the period of extreme economic difficulties.

Throughout my career as a public official, I have maintained strong personal and professional ethics.

I was tenacious in advocating economic and social justice, maintained a powerful partnership with businesses, civic entities and regional agencies to achieve maximum benefits for our residents. I believe that sound economic development programs will bring jobs and generate tax revenues. I have been very passionate and advocated for safe neighborhoods during my term as City Council Member and Vice Mayor of Union City. I'm committed to community safety, social justice and to the health and welfare of the City residents.

I served on the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission. I was a board member of the Friends of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), where I volunteered as a caseworker for abused and neglected children. I also served on the board of directors for Filipinos for Affirmative Action. I'm an active board member and past President of the Union City Lions Club, past President of the Fremont, Union City, Newark (F.U.N.) Sunrise Rotary Club, past Post Commander of the of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7906, past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, a Marriage Commissioner for Alameda County and organized the "Feed the Hungry" program at the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. I'm currently the President of the newly-formed Union City Filipino American Chamber of Commerce.

On November 6, 2012, I respectfully ask for your vote.

Thank you.

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