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I grew up in Seattle and am the second born of six kids, and am the first in my family to graduate high school. I went on to earn a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon. Since then, my career has taken me from being a Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park to managing multi-million dollar design and construction projects for the Park Service in the DMV area.
In 2019, I married Minnesota-native Jennifer Linn, and together we raise my two kids. My son Lazaro has high-needs autism, so I know what it's like to fight for essential services and support for your family.
Like many others, I became more politically engaged following the shocking election of Donald Trump in 2016. I attended protests, organized events, made calls, sent postcards, and eventually ran for office. In 2018, I was elected to the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee where I focused my efforts on creating a more transparent and progressive Democratic Party. In 2019, I was elected to Ward 2 on the Hyattsville City Council. I care deeply about Hyattsville and am passionate about the work of the City Council. I am proud that we are regional leader on issues of democracy reform, civil rights protections, environmental sustainability, and community engagement.
Since I’ve been your councilmember, I’ve led initiatives to:
▶ Provide relief to those impacted by the pandemic
▶ Fight development projects like Suffrage Pointe, the Clay Property, and Guilford Woods that destroy woodlands and fill floodplains
▶ Improve public safety by modernizing animal control regulations
▶ Ban dangerously loud and heavily polluting gas powered leaf blowers
▶ Dramatically expand compost collection from a small pilot program to a regular city service
None of this work has been easy, but it would have been impossible without your support and collaboration. If elected Mayor, I will continue to work with you to address the needs of our community, and keep up the fight to put our good ideas into action.