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City of San GabrielCandidate for City Council

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Paul Cole Padilla

Educational Administrator
1,193 votes (11.64%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • GOVERNMENT REFORM: Stop the political corruption! End legalized bribery! Ban campaign contributions from corporations/businesses, lobbyists, developers, city contractors, their associates & their PACs. People, animals & the environment over profit!
  • SOCIAL, ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Diversity, Inclusion & Equity in all things. Arts/Special Events. Immigrant rights. LGBTIQA+. Affordable housing. Help for homeless people. Historic Preservation. Join Clean Power Alliance. Green San Gabriel.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE & PUBLIC SAFETY: Pave the streets & fill the potholes! Public works. More trees & greenspace! Parks/Recreation. Playhouse. Complete, green, safe streets & crosswalks. Community policing. Neighborhood Watch. Disaster preparedness/CERT.



Profession:Educational Administrator
Vice-Chair/Assistant Coordinator, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Greater Los Angeles Section, Adult Education Program at Don Bosco Technical Institute (2002–current)
English teacher (American Literature), Don Bosco Technical Institute (2002–2003)
President, Coolidge School Student Council — Elected position (1990–1991)


San Gabriel Police Department Certificate, Community Academy (2018)
San Gabriel Fire Department Certificate, Community Emergency Response Team (2018)
UCLA B.A., Chicanx Studies (Ethnic Studies), minor in English (additional coursework in Women's/Gender Studies & LGBTIQA+ Studies) (2002)
Don Bosco Technical Institute Specialization, Materials Science (1997)

Community Activities

Block Captain, San Gabriel Police Department Neighborhood Watch Program (2007–current)
Core Team, Marengo Avenue Water Brigade (2017–current)
Associate Member (Club Representative), Los Angeles County Democratic Party- County Central Committee (2019–current)
Boardmember (Chair- 2013-4; Founder- Women's, Military, & Vets Initiatives), American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Greater Los Angeles Section (2009–2019)
Co-founder/Co-leader, "Cornerstone"- LGBTIQA+ Ministry/Queer-Straight Alliance at UCLA Catholic Center (1999–2004)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA)
  • San Gabriel Valley Neighbors for Peace & Justice

Organizations (3)

  • Feel the Bern Democratic Club of Los Angeles County
  • United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley
  • Alhambra Democratic Club

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