Cristina Osmeña
Running for U.S. House of Representatives District 14, California
Cristina Osmeña is the GOP nominee for United States Representative in the 14th Congressional district of California. A child immigrant from the Philippines, Osmeña moved to the United States at the age of six to flee the persecution of the Marcos dictatorship.

She grew up in Southern California and the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. Osmeña is a 20-year veteran of the investment industry where she specialized in publicly-traded technology companies. More recently, she worked in the solar industry, including charitable work with SunEdison Foundation where she oversaw the installation of an off-grid renewable energy plant for an underserved community off Mactan Island, Cebu. Osmeña is a mother, wife, and writer.
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Jose S. Esteves
Running for Mayor, City of Milpitas
Mayor Jose Esteves has served for many years as a volunteer and leader in various civic, non-profit, community, church and business organizations before becoming involved in public service in the City of Milpitas. A ‘Milpitas Citizen of the Year’ awardee, a Character awardee, excellence in public service awardee, and many more. He has kept his involvement with various associations keeping him in direct connections with various groups of people and citizens and making himself accessible and accountable.

In the City of Milpitas, he has focused on building structures for the future like the new Milpitas Library which was completed, on budget and on schedule, during his mayoral term, a new Senior Center, the Milpitas downtown development, and others. He has strongly advocated for ethics in public service, open government, fiscal responsibility and full City services. The current financial rating of Milpitas is AAA even with many uncertainties in our economy. Under his leadership, Milpitas was ranked by Money Magazine last October 2014 as Best Place to Live in Northern CA. He ensures that diversity is embraced in Milpitas in its true sense: respect for and involvement of each and every citizen regardless of their origin or stature.

Mayor Esteves was elected number one to the Milpitas City Council in 1998 and has won six mayoral elections (2002-2008, 2010-2016) with landslide victories. He garnered 73 percent plus in his mayoral election last November 2012. Jose has always campaigned for excellence in public service, accomplishments, competence, character, innovation and support for people and not for any special interest group. He is running again for Milpitas Mayor this November 2018 election.

Jose is not a professional politician and is known and admired for his integrity, his fiscal responsibility, his accessibility, and his commitment to listening and communicating. Jose has Civil and Industrial bachelor’s degrees in engineering and an MBA. He attended Communications Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Business and finished Leadership in the 21st Century at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. He was voted Milpitas’ “Best Elected Official” in 2003-2008, yearly, and again in the years 2011-2016, yearly, while serving as Mayor. He was also voted as Milpitas’ 2016 Best Government Employee.

City of Milpitas was ranked ‘Best Place to Live’ in the Bay Area (29th in the whole USA) by Money Magazine in 10/14 and ‘11th Best Place to Raise a Family’ in CA by another survey in 2015. Milpitas is currently one of the fastest growing cities in California. Jose and Susan are the proud parents of Irene, a university instructor; they have lived in Milpitas for over 35 years.

Ray Buenaventura
Running for Daly City, Council
Ray Buenaventura has been your public servant in Daly City as Councilmember since 2011, as Vice-Mayor (2012, 2018), and as Mayor (2013, 2015).

As a 22 year resident, I am proud to call myself a member of the Daly City community. I feel privileged to be able to live in such a diverse and dynamic city. My wife and I bought our first and only home in Daly City, and our son was raised here. I started my private sector career as a lawyer right here in Daly City when I opened up my own law office on Junipero Serra Boulevard in 1997. I served on the Library Board of Trustees for over four years, and am proud of our work improving our library services, promoting the use of the library through the Smartest Card Campaign, and helping to establish a Foundation to provide additional financial support to the library. In addition, I am proud to have been part of the leadership of the Library Board that helped Daly City enact cost-cutting measures to help stabilize the budgetary problems faced by our City.

I was elected to serve the People of Daly City in 2011. Since then, I’ve been active in serving the community.

Our city is an amazing place to live, a wonderful place to work, and a perfect place to raise a family. However, I strongly believe that there is more than we can do.

As a member of the City Council, my goal is to help us make Daly City better, everyday.

We must continue to fund and support public safety to ensure that the crime rate steadily decreases. We must enact policies that maintain our high quality of life and strengthen efforts to encourage economic development so that we can continue to support programs we cherish as a community. We must also make tough choices so that we can get the budget back on track.

There is also more we can do to further foster our city’s economy. In order to address the budget gap, we need to increase revenue, and we can do that by bringing businesses to Daly City. I will mount a campaign to generate more revenue for our city. I will be aggressive in finding ways to attract more businesses to our city. I will be responsive to our local businesses and do what I can to ensure their businesses continue to thrive. I want Daly City to be known as not just a “gateway” to the Peninsula, but a “Jewel” of the Peninsula. I want Daly City to be a must see, must do place, for everyone. We have so much potential as a city. The time to act is now! Will you help me?

I want to hear your ideas. How can we bring more business to Daly City? How can City government better serve you? What is your priority for the future of Daly City? I want to use the campaign as an opportunity to speak with the residents of Daly City to discuss our city and how we can make it a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

I would be honored to continue serving Daly City as a City Councilmember. I strongly believe that my background of public service, strong leadership, and hard work will allow me to fight for you and our collective interests. (C) 2011 Mona T Brooks |

Garry Babardillo
Running for Milpitas council
As your Councilmember, I am proud to report to you that I kept my promises. The integrity of my decisions about the city and the community were untarnished by any third-party interests or any political swaying. My actions remained grassroot and were always what I believed them to be better for the community. I have treated the Milpitas community as my own family, at which all considerations were based. I continue to pledge transparency and accountability on city affairs, effective governance and responsible development.

I will continue to work on:
Addressing the garbage odor;
Maintaining quality city services/utilities and public safety;
Bettering senior and youth services and care;

I am dedicated, experienced, and firm on my values and principles. I am a current Councilmember, served as a Planning commissioner and a Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Commissioner. Currently serving in several Advisory Boards in the county. I hold a degree in Political Science, Juris Doctor (JD), studied MA Public Administration, and I am a practicing attorney.

Proud to be endorsed by Congressman Rho Khanna, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, former mayor Jose Esteves, former vice mayor Althea Polanski, many city commissioners and community leaders.


Mark Nagales
Running for South San Francisco, Council
I grew up in South San Francisco and have been part of the community for over 30 years. I attended South San Francisco’s public schools, starting with Los Cerritos Elementary School, then Alta Loma Middle School, and graduated from South San Francisco High School in 1998. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. I played baseball from Little League to high school in our neighborhood parks, and in 2014, I was inducted into the South San Francisco High School Baseball Hall of Fame. South San Francisco instilled in me the important values of listening to diverse opinions, helping neighbors in need, and giving back to your community.

My wife Amy and I wanted to make South San Francisco our home to raise our two young children Aidan and Josephine. Like many families in South San Francisco, owning a home seemed like an unattainable dream. Moving out of the community that I loved since childhood seemed inevitable. However, thanks to a first-time home buyers program, my family was able to stay in South San Francisco.

I have never forgotten the struggles that my family went through, like others are today. I have used this experience to fuel my passion for supporting working-class families. As Senior Aide to former Assembly member Gene Mullin, and Constituent Services Director for Congresswoman Jackie Speier, I’ve assisted seniors, veterans, families, and children, including recovering over $5 million in veterans’ benefits. As South San Francisco Planning Commissioner, I’ve advocated for affordable housing, smart development, and traffic reduction. As a former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, I spearheaded the popular “Movie in the Park” program, renovated several parks, and maintained affordable services.

If elected, I will continue to make these issues a priority on South San Francisco’s City Council.

Maybelle Manio
Running for Board Member — Jefferson Elementary School District
Maybelle Manio has been a public service professional for many years serving her community in the United States and the Philippines. As she attended graduate school at the University of the Philippines, Diliman at the College of Social Work and Community Development, she was able to work for organizations such as PATAMABA (Pambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas), a non government organization that helps rural and informal workers gain economic empowerment. She also worked with LIKHAAN (Linangan ng Kababaihan) an NGO engaged in providing direct health care services to women in marginalized communities.

She received her undergraduate degree in a major she created, “Pinay Studies: Race, Class and Gender in the Filipino American Woman’s experience” at San Francisco State University and served on the Student Center Governing Board. This is where she got her first taste of public service. She has also provided substance abuse prevention and treatment services for at-risk, urban youth in San Francisco, worked as a public service worker for welfare programs in one of the most marginalized communities in the Bay, and currently tirelessly works for a public hospital that is the only trauma center in the area. As a parent and member of the community, she wants to see all students thrive and achieve success, which is why she is running for the Jefferson Elementary School District Board. With her knowledge, skills and passion for helping her community, Maybelle knows she can help the district meet these goals.

Dr. Roderick Raña Daus-Magbual
Running for Daly City Council
Dr. Magbual is an educator, leader, father, and husband who is passionate about serving his community. He has lived in Daly City for over 16 years where he has raised his family. His educational journey began at UC Riverside where he obtained his BA in Liberal Studies in 2000, his MA in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2004, and his Education Doctorate at the University of San Francisco (USF) in the Organization and Leadership (O&L) Program with a minor in the International Multicultural Education (IME) Program.

Over the past two decades, Rod has mentored hundreds of students as the current Executive Director for the [email protected] Educational Partnerships (PEP). He has worked with various youth, student, and community organizations throughout California such as: the Asian Pacific Student Programs (APSP) at UC Riverside; Summer Program for Empowerment & Leadership (SPEL) sponsored by Search to Involve Pilipino Americans in Los Angeles; Festival of Filipino Arts & Culture (FPAC); Upward Bound Program (North) at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF); the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC); and the Asian Youth Prevention Services at the Filipino Community Center (FCC) in San Francisco, CA.

In addition, Rod has taught classes at USF, UC Davis, Sonoma State University, City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and currently teaches at Skyline College where he teaches in the Kababayan and CIPHER Learning Communities. Rod also served as a Commissioner for the Daly City Library Board of Trustees from 20142017 and currently serves on the Planning Commission as the Vice Chair. As a loving husband and father, Rod is motivated by his lifelong pursuit for positive social change.


Marlo Rodriguez
Running for Oakland City Council District 6
Marlo Rodriguez is a first generation Filipino American immigrant. Her parents Drs. Mario and Edna Rodriguez immigrated to the U.S. in the late fifties to complete their education.

Both attended the University of the Philippines at Diliman to get their DDS. They settled in New Orleans, LA. Not having an extended family, the Rodriguez  family built community. They were both the founding first presidents of PAUCLA and PAWAL.

Marlo received her BSN in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. She came out to California as a travel nurse. Hurricane Katrina devastated her and her parents’ home in 2005. She helped them salvage some of their possessions and get the repairs started. She then came back to start her life in Oakland, CA.

Marlo has lived in Oakland since 2007. She settled in East Oakland, in a neighborhood that she loves. To Marlo, Oakland is a special place where diversity and culture are celebrated. She loves that Oakland has a history steeped in activism and social justice.

As an RN, Marlo has advocated safe patient care throughout her 27-year career. Her life’s work has revolved around serving others. Like her parents, Marlo wants to build community and help shape the growth of Oakland. She will advocate for that growth with intention, community and equity in mind. As a union member, Marlo knows that living wages are important for families to sustain living in Oakland.

Oakland faces serious challenges with homelessness on the rise as affordable housing has become scarce. Job opportunities and business growth are a challenge for District 6 residents as well as the city. For her area, residents are increasingly frustrated with blight and garbage in the Flatlands of East Oakland, as well as living in a food and retail desert. Marlo will work hard for positive outcomes for the safety, health and economic empowerment of residents in her district.

Marlo is running a Grassroots campaign to “ Bring Out the Best in Oakland!” Please support her efforts, as she could become the very first Filipina on the Oakland City Council!