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With J.C.

September 26, 2017

Twelve years ago when I came out to California, there was a man from Los Angeles that captivated me. He was dynamic, charismatic and genuinely wanted to make Los Angeles a better place. His name? Antonio Villaraigosa. I remember reading articles about him and watching...

September 20, 2017

Tonight, before the Democratic Central Committee, I declared my candidacy for Southwestern College Governing Board in 2018. It was an evening exciting announcing my race and meeting several other candidates who are running across San Diego County.  


September 13, 2017

Public service means a great deal to me. I believe the purpose of life is to create a better life for those who come behind us. 

Tonight I had the privilege to become the chairman of the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. As...

September 6, 2017

When Trump decides to take on our Dreamers, California pushes back.

Special thanks to Christian Ramirez for his incredible work putting together the DACA Rally here in San Diego. To see so many young people show up in support of our dreamers...it is obvious the future o...

June 25, 2017

This past week I had to privilege of spending a week on-mission in San Quintin, Baja, CA, Mexico. It was hard work. Mixing cement, creating cement slats, cleaning, cooking...and more cleaning. 

And of course there was soccer...and fish tacos...in Mexico. 

Nothing be...

May 28, 2017

On a personal level, 2017 will be defined in a large way by this man, Fayaz Nawabi. Very few people are as pure in motive as this gentleman. Simply put, his life defines public service. Being thoughtful. Being considerate. Being strategic. Being measured. Being humble....

May 19, 2017

This afternoon I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Pat Aguilar, a personal hero and revered community leader in Chula Vista. As I do with most of the leaders I meet, I ask, "What advice do you have for would-be leaders?" Her answer: Don't push for positio...

April 26, 2017

Tonight, J.C. Hurtado-Prater stood with fellow community leaders requesting the Chula Vista City Council to call for the resignation of Hector Gastelum from the Otay Water District Board of Directors in response to his inappropriate comments towards Muslims, women, Afr...

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