Experienced, strong, steady leadership

daly city council 2018             FPPC 1403724


Driving the Bayshore Shuttle


Cleaning up graffiti and painting

Community center

Speaking on Domestic Violence

Opening of Habitat for Humanity


BIO


education

University of California, Berkeley, Legal Studies Major, B.A.

Whittier College School of Law, J.D.


MAYOR, city of daly city

2013, 2015


Councilmember, city of daly city

Appointed in April 2011

Elected by the People in November 2011

Vice-Mayor, 2012, 2018


attorney

Admitted in California** New York, Washington D.C.

Certified Specialist*

Accredited Veterans Claims & Benefits Lawyer*

Pro-Bono Attorney

Deportation and Removal Defense


law professor (former)

As a Law Professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose,  I taught Election Law and Evidence.  The course on Election Law was designed for students interested in politics.   The course examined the legal history on the right to vote, fair representation, district criteria, minority vote dilution, election administration, the establishment of political parties, and campaigns.  The course then analyzed the landmark decisions of the US Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  The course on Evidence focused on the Federal Rules of Evidence and CA Evidence Code. 


Peer court director (former)

As the Executive Director of the Youth Court Program, I was responsible for developing a Youth Court Justice Center in Santa Clara County.  The goal of the program was to address delinquent behaviors among young adults and provide an alternate model of juvenile justice administration.  Offenders participated in a community-based system that administered justice in a more intensive and personal level.  Participants obtained individualized attention from various modalities, including counseling, education, employment training, and community service work. 


PRO-BONO ATTORNEY

Homeless Shelters:

Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, Maple Street Homeless Shelter, First Step for Families Homeless Shelter - Volunteer Attorney regularly advising the homeless on issues or criminal defense, immigration, and family law.


NON-PROFIT BOARD DIRECTOR

Knights of Columbus Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults, Board Member (Former)
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center Board Member (Advisory Board Member)
Skyline College President’s Council Advisory Board Member (Former)


AWARDS

Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy, Asian American Bar Association of Northern California (2014)

Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award, Justice & Diversity Center of San Francisco Bar Association(2017)