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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of Santa ClaritaCandidate for City Council

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Bill Miranda

Appointed Councilman/Businessowner
18,885 votes (10.52%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety is the number one responsibility of the city council. It is our job to keep our citizens in a safe environment.
  • Economic Development is second only to public safety. Without a vibrant economy we cannot build infrastructure that is needed.
  • Housing is in short supply in California. We need to build more homes at every level and with proper infrastructure to support them.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Councilman/Businessowner
City Councilmember, City of Santa Clarita — Appointed position (2017–current)

Education

University of Nebraska Omaha; West Coast University Bachelors in Engineering; Masters in Management, Engineering and Management Systems (1973)

Biography

City Councilmember Bill Miranda is president of Bill Miranda Consulting, Publisher of Our Valley Santa Clarita magazine, former CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Over four years, he hosted the radio program on KHTS, Leadership Starts with You and the television program on SCVTV, Our Valley Santa Clarita. He was a board member of the non-profits, Family Promise, Single Mothers’ Outreach and the Latino Business Alliance. He is a former member of the College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle and the Santa Clarita Rotary Club. He is a recipient of a State of California resolution proclaiming his exemplary achievements in business and community service.

 

Bill is a business consultant, coach, and entrepreneur. As a motivational speaker and trainer he has taught leadership skills to thousands throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As an entrepreneur he founded and built a multimillion dollar technology business in Mexico City. Bill is the author of, Profiles in Latino Courage: How Everyday Latinos Achieve Success.

 

Bill was born and raised in New York City. He attended military school and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force. He went on to a corporate career with Fortune 500 companies IBM, Xerox and Data General. While at Data General, Bill oversaw European marketing operations and lived with his family in Paris, France. Returning to the U.S., Bill moved to Santa Clarita, where he has lived for the last 34 years. “I love Santa Clarita. I brought my family here because of its schools, but years after my girls completed school I still love living here.”

 

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree in management systems and has completed a year of doctorial studies in organizational management.  His wife, Virginia, is a former member of Zonta and a successful small business owner in Santa Clarita for 30 years!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Signal Newspaper
  • Southern Region Association of Realtors
  • Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials (6)

  • Congressman Steve Knight
  • Senator Scott Wilk
  • Assemblyman Dante Acosta
  • Supervisor Kathryn Barger
  • Assemblyman Tom Lackey
  • Mayor Laurene Weste

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I don't have a political philosophy as I view myself as a "servant leader." My job is to go out very regularly into the community and interact with our citizens. That interaction helps me learn and understand what our citizens want and need. Doing that, I can then properly represent them at council meetings. 

I have the experience of a leader who has been involved in many board level decisions so as a councilmember I can use my powers of persuasion to get other councilmembers to view issues from my point of view. Powers of persuasion work best if one has built good relationships with other councilmembers, city staff and the citizens of our city. I build good relationships with them all.

Videos (1)

Why I'm Running for City Council — October 15, 2018 Candidate Campaign Team

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