FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17th, 2014
Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514
Local Small Business Owners Endorse Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council
(Anaheim) – Local small business owner Bill Dalati and Brian Chuchua, founder of the Anaheim Small Business Association announced their endorsements of Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council today.
“Dr. Moreno will put the needs of Anaheim residents and small businesses before those of the special interests,” Dalati said. “He understands that local businesses are the key to growth in Anaheim and must be invested in. Small businesses provide vital jobs for our community.”
“Our economy in Anaheim is about more than a select few corporations and tourism – it’s about small businesses in every sector. We need a diverse job market here and Jose F. Moreno is who we trust to lead the effort in City Hall,” Chuchua stated. “By investing in small businesses, we will create good jobs for Anaheim residents that will help provide economic stability and keep our money in the local economy. Dr. Moreno will provide the leadership and voice for small businesses on the Anaheim City Council that we don’t currently have.”
“I’m very happy to have the support and confidence of Mr. Dalati and Mr. Chuchua,” Dr. Moreno said today. “I am a strong supporter of local small businesses and will advocate for them on the City Council. We love our resort district in Anaheim, but it is also important to focus on jobs and the economy of Anaheim as a whole, not just the tourism and entertainment sectors. By strengthening small businesses, we are strengthening our communities and families as well.”
In addition, Dr. Moreno has received endorsements from the following local business and community leaders:
- Julissa Fontes – Restaurant Owner, Las Palomas
- Chicho Magana – Auto Shop Owner
- Victoria De Gomez – Real Estate Consultant
- Amin David – Business Owner, Regal Products
- Aleem Bilwani – Real Estate Agent
- Alfredo Amezcua – Attorney, Alfredo M. Amezcua & Associates
- Jess Araujo – Senior Founding Partner and Attorney, Di Marco, Araujo, Montevideo Law Firm
- William Taormina – Business Owner, Clean City Inc.
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.