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City of Moreno ValleyCandidate for City Council, Council District 1

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D. La Donna Jempson

Councilmember / HR Manager
1,871 votes (21.39%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Find ways to increase the number of Public Safety Officers and Volunteer Support in order to respond to all Priority 1-4 calls in addition to providing an ongoing presence throughout the Community
  • Establishing Youth Opportunity Centers to provide a safe haven including tutoring, mentoring, nutrition, and several other services and resources by a variety of organizations under one roof
  • Encourage additional Economic Development, attracting more healthcare and entertainment based jobs which would provide a livable wage



Profession:Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Manager, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (2000–current)
City Councilmember, Moreno Valley City Council — Elected position (2014–current)
Vice Chair of the Citizen's Oversight Committee, Moreno Valley Unified School District Ad Hock Committee — Appointed position (2008–2010)
Payroll Manager, Smittybilt (2000–1997)
Office Administrator, MFI Recovery Center (1986–1997)


University of San Francisco Human Resources Certification, Business Management (1977)

Community Activities

Treasurer, Moreno Valley Historical Society (2013–current)
Chair, Community Council for Boys and Girls Youth Programs (2014–current)
Regional Representative, Soroptimists of Moreno Valley (2014–current)
Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer/Secretary (2010–2014)
Council President, Moreno Valley Council PTA (Parent, Teacher Association) (2010–2012)


  • Resident of Moreno Valley in the same District for the last 31 years
  • Married for 31 years to Jackie-US Army Veteran and Retired CSEA Member of 35 years
  • Mother to 4 children and 2 grandchildren
  • Business professional in Human Resources for the last 24 years
Active member of the Community from 1985 forward.  Held several positions with PTA for 25 years, several positions with National Junior Basketball, MV Pop Warner. Founding Board Member of the  Moreno Valley Division of Music Changing Lives,, Treasurer and Secretary of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Citizen's Oversight Committee over the Measure A School Bond. Vice Chair for the first July 4th Advisory Board to the Moreno Valley City Council.  


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Jose Medina
  • Press Enterprise

Organizations (5)

  • Matt Buck-California Apartment Associations PAC
  • Waste Management Associations
  • COPE (Committee for Political Education)
  • Riverside/San Bernardino Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Riverside/San Bernardino Counties Central Labor Council

Elected Officials (2)

  • Perris City Councilmember David Rabb
  • MVUSD Trustee Gary Baugh

Individuals (6)

  • Pete Servantes-Founder of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Brenda Jackson, MVUSD Teacher
  • Rochelle Lewis, Director-Non-profit
  • MVUSD Trustee, CJ Johnson
  • Carol Fus-Retired MVUSD Teacher
  • Rose Mayes, Fair Housing Council

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I hold the current position as Incumbent for Moreno Valley City Councilmember, now District 1, previously District 5 due to re-districting.

I have always worked hard in several different capacities to improve the quality of life for our residents.

I am proud to say that everything I promised to do in 2014 as part of my platform, I have addressed in the last 2 years of my term but there is so much more to do.  My job is not complete.

I will continue to:

  • Support Economic Development in our City with the intentions of attracting more healthcare and entertainment
  • Represent my District's needs regarding increased Public Safety, Community Cleanup and improved Code Compliance
  • Initiate the formation of youth programs throughout the City
  • Improve relationships between the School Districts and the City
  • Hold both the City and Box Springs Water Board accountable for the infrastructure agreements made for the area of Edgemont
  • Connecting services and resources through various non-profits to provide needed assistance to our residents
I HAVE done alot in 2 years but I can do so much more in 4.  RE-ELECT LaDonna Jempson.

Videos (2)

— October 26, 2016 Dolores LaDonna Jempson Councilmember

Brad Pomerance, Host, Charter Charter Local Edition, interviews Moreno Valley Councilmember Dolores LaDonna Jempson.

Points of discussion-Economic Development in Moreno Valley, World Logistics Center, Conflict of Interest with Campaign Donations.

— October 26, 2016 Marvin Miller, CEO of 20/20 Media Group
Educating the residents of Moreno Valley with important information regarding 
  • Who is LaDonna?
  • What are her goals and objectives for Moreno Valley
  • Youth Opportunity Center
  • Economic Development
  • World Logistics Center
  • Conflict of Interest Position
  • Contact Information

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