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Racquel Vasquez, Candidate for Lemon Grove City Council

Vasquez is one of six candidates vying for two open seats.

General Information

Name: Racquel Vasquez
Age: 42
Place of residence: Lemon Grove

Education

College

Attended college: Yes
College: California State University, Northridge
Degree: B.A. Radio, Television, Film - Management
Year of graduation: December, 1994

Grad school

University: N/A
Degree: N/A
Year of graduation: N/A

Ph D.

University: N/A
Area of research: N/A
Year of graduation: N/A

Employment Information

Job titles held: Planning Commissioner; Senior Public Information Officer; Promotions Specialist
Employers: City of Lemon Grove; City of San Diego; City of Newport News, VA

Political Information

Party affiliation: Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Council Member
Chamber/district: City of Lemon Grove
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A

Party HQ

Address PO Box 380
Lemon Grove
California
91945

Campaign Manager

Name: Scott Robinson
Title: Campaign Manager

URLs

Website: www.ElectRacquel.com
Twitter: @RacquelVasquez
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Racquel-Vasquez-for-Lemon-Grove-City-Council/242143892480791

Other facts

The following was submitted by Racquel Vasquez:

As a council member for the city of Lemon Grove, I will bring common-sense solutions to balancing the budget while protecting essential services such as police, fire, parks, and youth and senior programs. I will focus on economic development and support measures to improve city streets and infrastructure.

I am recognized for bringing people together and solving complex problems for the City of San Diego's Public Works Department, where I work on vital infrastructure projects that support the region's economy and quality of life.

During my career, I have worked on water resources, public works, regional growth and long-range planning, which will greatly benefit Lemon Grove. As a Planning Commissioner for Lemon Grove, I have a proven track record of consistently supporting projects that protect the character of our city, promote a healthy and walkable community, and create local jobs. I have also served on the Lemon Grove City Manager's Budget Focus Group, and am a member of the Lemon Grove Resident Leadership Academy and the Soroptimist International of Lemon Grove.

My husband, a 22-year active-duty United States Navy sailor, and I made Lemon Grove our home in 2001. We found the city to be a wonderful place to raise our two children with friendly people and culturally diverse neighborhoods.

I am committed to ensuring Lemon Grove continues to be a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. 

Bong Sativa September 16, 2012 at 09:27 AM
I am a marijuana patient,why must I leave Lemon Grove to obtain my medication ? Why do you hate me ? Why are you so cruel ? Why won't the city abide by state law regarding medical marijuana dispensaries ? Why do you think you deserve our votes ? Do you think your callousness will propel you to victory ? I think not ! Lemon Grove voters favored legalization in 2010 & will vote for dispensaries & not for you in 2012 !

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