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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water DistrictCandidate for Board of Directors, Division 5

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Diana C. Williams

Retired Executive Assistant
3,410 votes (48.49%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain Fiscal Responsibility
  • Maintain Clean Water and Increase our Water Supplies
  • Continue Greening our Community

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Executive Assistant
Retired Executive Assistant, City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works (1986–2017)
President, Local 3672, Executive Administrative Assistants, American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees — Elected position (2008–2017)
Vice President, American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees, Council 36 — Elected position (2012–2016)
Commissioner, Azusa Human Relations Commission — Appointed position (2005–2014)
Vice President, Local 3672, Executive Administrative Assistants, American Federation of State, Municipal and County Enployees — Elected position (2005–2008)

Biography

I officially announce my candidacy for the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (SGVMWD), Board of Directors, Division 5. Upon receiving knowledge that our previous representative was not seeking re-election, I filed papers with the LA County Recorders Office on August 8, 2018. I am ready and willing to learn as much as possible to represent the needs of Azusa and communicate such needs. My plan is to ensure that we have a consistent flow of clean water, a sustainable infrastructure and initiate policy to maintain a sanitary and healthy state of our water system. Azusa deserves to receive its fair share and I will make sure this happens while ensuring our tax dollars are being properly spent.

I am married with two adult children. I am a 21 year resident and homeowner. I am an advocate and community volunteer. I previously served on the Azusa Human Relations Commission for nine years and was chair for seven years. I currently sit on the newly created Azusa Leaders for Learning (ALL) Education Foundation and am on the Azusa Golden Days Committee.

I am a retired civil servant, having worked for the City of Los Angeles for 31 years, 30 which were spent in various positions of the Department of Public Works, Bureaus of Sanitation, Street Lighting and the Board of Public Works, a body of five commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles. During my career, I have worked side by side with environmental heroes. Leaders that look out for the needs of the people, our safety and quality of life. It is these heroes that inspired me to be consciences of our basic needs.

I have served as President of my union for seven years and an officer for ten years. I was elected and served two terms on AFSCME, Council District 36, as Vice President representing four Locals in District 2, implementing and creating policy, negotiating contracts and representing our members on a local and state level. I will build a relationship with the Azusa City Council and the Azusa Water Utility Board to make sure Azusa residents needs are being met at the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. I am not an expert, but I am willing to learn, reach out to the experts and local leaders to better understand the issues and our needs. We must maintain a solid water infrastructure system and an adequate and sustainable supply of clean water. The interest of Azusa is at the top of my concerns, however the issues that must be addressed relate to California as a whole and the flow of water from northern to southern California. Water is the new gold and the most precious resource to life. We must treat it as the precious commodity it is and my goal is to ensure that Azusa receives a fair representation and a fair share of water resources. 

I humbly ask for your vote and your support.

Sincerely,

Diana C. Williams, Candidate for the

 

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • LA County Federatopn AFL-CIO

Elected Officials (6)

  • Raul Romero, Director , San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5
  • Luz Rivas, Assemblywoman
  • Robert Gonzales, Azusa Mayor Pro Tem
  • Yolanda Rodriguez, Azusa Unified School District Board Member
  • Mike Eng, former Assemblymember, Candidate for Senate
  • Bryan Urias, Director, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District - Division 5

Individuals (1)

  • Peggy Martinez, Community Volunteer and 2018 Azusa Golden Days Honored Citizen

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

We each have a voice, however some of us take a little longer to find it. As an advocate for many, I realize helping others goes a long way in providing service and education. I believe together we can do much more than we can alone. My goal is to gather the talents necessary to communicate, educate and plan for what's ahead. We must be "Focused on our Future". I am a community leader and advocate and will do my best to help all constituents have clean water, enough water and maintain these resources in a fiscally responsible manner.

Position Papers

Announcement of Candidacy to the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5

Summary

Why I'm the best candidate for the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Diviion 5

Dear friends and family,

Today I officially announce my candidacy for the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (SGVMWD), Board of Directors, Division 5. Upon receiving knowledge that our previous representative was not seeking re-election, I filed papers with the LA County Recorders Office on August 8, 2018. I am ready and willing to learn as much as possible to represent the needs of Azusa and communicate such needs. My plan is to ensure that we have a consistent flow of clean water, a sustainable infrastructure and initiate policy to maintain a sanitary and healthy state of our water system. Azusa deserves to receive its fair share and I will make sure this happens while ensuring our tax dollars are being properly spent.

I am married with two adult children. I am a 21 year resident and homeowner. I am an advocate and community volunteer. I previously served on the Azusa Human Relations Commission for nine years and was chair for seven years. I currently sit on the newly created Azusa Leaders for Learning (ALL) Education Foundation and am on the Azusa Golden Days Committee.

I am a retired civil servant, having worked for the City of Los Angeles for 31 years, 30 which were spent in various positions of the Department of Public Works, Bureaus of Sanitation, Street Lighting and the Board of Public Works, a body of five commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles. During my career, I have worked side by side with environmental heroes. Leaders that look out for the needs of the people, our safety and quality of life. It is these heroes that inspired me to be consciences of our basic needs.

I have served as President of my union for seven years and an officer for ten years. I was elected and served two terms on AFSCME, Council District 36, as Vice President representing four Locals in District 2, implementing and creating policy, negotiating contracts and representing our members on a local and state level. I will build a relationship with the Azusa City Council and the Azusa Water Utility Board to make sure Azusa residents needs are being met at the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. I am not an expert, but I am willing to learn, reach out to the experts and local leaders to better understand the issues and our needs. We must maintain a solid water infrastructure system and an adequate and sustainable supply of clean water. The interest of Azusa is at the top of my concerns, however the issues that must be addressed relate to California as a whole and the flow of water from northern to southern California. Water is the new gold and the most precious resource to life. We must treat it as the precious commodity it is and my goal is to ensure that Azusa receives a fair representation and a fair share of water resources. 

I humbly ask for your vote and your support.

Sincerely,

Diana C. Williams, Candidate for the

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5 

 

Candidate Statement

Summary

Provided is a brief candidate statement.

I am newly retired after working for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works for over 30 years.

·         In the Bureau of Sanitation issues such as water management, water infrastructure and conservation were common educational topics.

·         At the Board of Public Works I worked with Mayoral appointees who lead notable programs such as the One Water LA program, a collaboration of projects, programs and policies that will yield sustainable, long-term water supplies for the City of Los Angeles.

I have received the endorsement of the current Director, Raul Romero who has served two terms.

·         He knows I’m in this for the right reasons.

·         He knows I will advocate for our community and will do it in a fiscally responsible manner.

This experience and exposure leads me to where I am today, running to be your representative on the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5.  We need a strong candidate who understands that to make our community a better place to live, we have to have clean water, increase our local water supplies, and continue greening our community.  We need someone who understands that water policy is not simple, it’s complex.

 

I respectfully ask for your support and most importantly, your vote.

Diana Williams for San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5

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