FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25th, 2014
Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514
Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s Campaign Kick-Off A Success, Begins New Week With Campaign Website Launch
(Anaheim) – After an eventful week on the campaign trail, Anaheim City School District Board President and City Council Candidate Dr. Jose F. Moreno hosted a lively and successful Campaign Kick-Off event Thursday evening to celebrate the launch of his campaign for Anaheim City Council.
Dr. Moreno led the event with a rousing speech on his plan to lead the city towards becoming a greater, better Anaheim.
“It is difficult to get our schools to achieve the way we want them to achieve until we deal with the social policies of the City. It makes very little sense to say it’s the teachers’ fault that our kids aren’t learning when our parents have to work two jobs. We ask the kids to do homework with their parents, but they cannot be home because they are often working a second job to simply pay rent and make ends meet.”
“It brings us to the point of this campaign: that we can’t do right by our kids in schools until we do right by our kids in our neighborhoods, and our neighborhoods count on the City Council to make decisions to meet their needs instead of focusing on the needs of wealthy special interests.”
“We love our city, we appreciate the work that’s been happening, but we want to make sure that everyone benefits from the fruits of everybody’s labor,” Dr. Moreno stated during the reception.
Following the reception Dr. Moreno commented, “Surrounded by supporters, neighbors, family, and friends, I couldn’t ask for a better reception tonight. I’m so grateful to begin the campaign with the support of so many outstanding individuals from Anaheim’s generous community.”
Beginning the new week, Dr. Moreno announced the launch of his new campaign website today.
“This campaign is about connection and unity. It’s about listening to our residents, focusing on neighborhoods, and bringing fairness and accountability to City Hall. As your City Councilmember, my number one priority will be listening to the needs of the individuals and families that make our city great,” Dr. Moreno said.
“Our new website is a large piece of that. It’s a place where voters can go to learn about me and share their ideas. Elections are a little over two months away, but it’s never too soon to get involved!”
The campaign’s website can be found at www.drmoreno4anaheim.com.
Dr. Jose F. Moreno is currently the President of the Board of Education for the Anaheim City School District. He is also an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach, where he focuses on Latino Education and Policy Studies.
Dr. Moreno received his B.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, his Ed.M. from Harvard University, and his Ed.D. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.
Dr. Jose F. Moreno also sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) which works to help extremely low-income families, with salaries under $10 an hour, gain greater self-sufficiency and lead enriched lives. He also sits on the Anaheim Police Department Chief’s Advisory Board. In 2007, he was honored as the Anaheim LULAC Citizen of the Year and recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos of Orange County in 2008 by Stay Connected OC-Emerging Markets Network.
A father of four beautiful girls, Dr. Moreno and his wife, Lorena Moreno, a Principal in the Long Beach Unified School District, are among the founding parents of the first Dual Language Immersion Program in Anaheim.