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City of GilroyCandidate for City Council

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Carol Marques

8,372 votes (16.45%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Downtown Revitalization - Downtown is the heart of any city. When the heart is healthy, the entire city thrives. It is the foundation of economic development for the community promoting jobs and dollars for our city.
  • New Fire Station - I am committed to securing funding for a permanent, full-service station to improve emergency response times for the health and safety of our citizens.
  • Economic Recovery - I support Gilroy becoming a "recreational tourist destination" to highlight our vineyards, wineries, Gilroy Gardens and the future Gourmet Alley to bring much needed revenue to our city to restore programs lost during COVID.



Profession:Retired Educator
Gilroy City Council member, Gilroy City Council — Elected position (2019–current)
Vice Chair of Unreinforced Masonry Committee, City of Gilroy — Appointed position (2019–current)
Liason Board member for the Downtown Business Association, City of Gilroy — Appointed position (2019–current)
Liason Board Member for Gilroy Gardens, City of Gilroy — Appointed position (2020–current)
Parks and Recreation Commissioner, City of Gilroy Commissions — Appointed position (2019–2019)
Teacher and Academic Coach, Gilroy Unified School District (1974–2013)


Chico State University BA plus teacher credential, Social Science major (1974)

Community Activities

President, Gilroy Tennis Club (2016–current)
Monterey Bay League Coordinator, United States Tennis Association (2016–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (5)

  • Gilroy Firefighters Association Local 2805
  • Gilroy Police
  • Gilroy Growing Smarter
  • Gilroy Teachers' Association
  • GilPAC (Gilroy Chamber of Commerce)

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