Carlos A. Leon

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Carlos A. Leon received a postsecondary degree in Public Policy and Political Science, with a minor in business, from the University of California, San Diego [1]. Leon is a former Business Development Manager, and worked for Contoural, an information management consulting firm, from 2015 to 2022. He currently serves as a board member and as Vice President of Community and Youth Engagement at Youth Leadership America, a non-profit organization committed to youth empowerment and leadership development [1, 5]. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Leon organized and volunteered at vaccine clinics. He was raised in Anaheim and attended Magnolia High School [1].

Key Issues

Infrastructure

Leon advocates for an increase in broadband access, urban forestry programs, parking availability, and the maintenance of streets and underground utilities. He also wants to introduce new community beautification projects [1].

Housing

Leon supports the creation of affordable and workforce housing options for Anaheim [1].

Community

Leon wants to promote new youth and community programs [1].

Economy

Leon supports the introduction of new vocational programs between the City of Anaheim and its schools. He also encourages new business partnerships in order to create internship opportunities [1].

 

Endorsements

The Orange County Register; Democratic Party of Orange County; Orange County Labor Federation; Operating Engineers Local 12; Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters; UniteHere Local 11; USW Local 657; UFCW Local 324; Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange County and San Bernardino County; Lavender Democrats of Orange County; AFSCME Local 1902; Orange County Young Democrats; Lou Correa, United States Congressmember (CA:46); Tom Umberg, California State Senator (SD:34); Josh Newman, California State Senator (SD:29); Connie Leyva, California State Senator (SD:20); Sharon Quirk-Silva, California Assemblymember (AD:65); Katrina Foley, Orange County Supervisor; Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Supervisor; Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana Mayor; John Stephens, Costa Mesa Mayor; Denise Barnes, Fmr. Anaheim Councilmember; Connor Traut, Buena Park Councilmember; Jessie Lopez, Santa Ana Councilmember; Johnathan Hernandez, Santa Ana Councilmember; Manuel Chavez, Costa Mesa Councilmember; Loren Gameros, Costa Mesa Councilmember; Kim Carr, Huntington Beach Councilmember; Jesus Silva, Fullerton Councilmember; Letitia Clark, Tustin Councilmember; Zeke Hernandez, Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee; Steve Blount, North Orange County Community College District Trustee; Anna Piercy, Anaheim Union High School District Trustee; Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Ocean View School District Trustee; Elizabeth Gonzalez, Centralia Elementary School District Trustee; Art Montez, Centralia Elementary School District Trustee; Ryan Ruelas, Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee; D.R. Heywood: Fmr. Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee; Kris Erickson, Orange Unified School Board Trustee; Ada Briceño, President, Unite Here Local 11; Frank Garcia, Community Leader and Business Owner; Erika Robles, Community Leader; Frank Cozza, Small Business Owner; Jonas Nemura, Small Business Owner; Dr. Kristin Lasher, Member, Anaheim Police Department Chief’s Advisory Board; Hany Mousa Abdelsayed, Small Business Owner; Paul Andresen, Fmr. President, YMCA; Michelle Dang, Anaheim City Commissioner; Kelsey Brewer, Affordable Housing Advocate; Alyssa Napuri, Community Activist; Luz Avalos, Small Business Owner; Christopher Ayala, President, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association; Paul Dallura, Anaheim City Commissioner; Jorge Gavino, MPP, Anaheim City Commissioner; Jeanne Tran, Non-profit Administrator; Jesse BenRon, Business Advocate; Savala Family, Small Business Owners; Louis K, Small Business Owner; Baltazar Cuevas, Small Business Owner and Community Leader; Jodi Urquidez, Educator; Maria Cuevas, Small Business Owner and Community Leader; Blanca Camacho de Torres, Small Business Owner; Jose Avalos, Small Business Owner; Dr. Andra Schwartz, Educator; Phil Aguilar, Pastor, Set Free Ministries; Anthony Martin; Arthur Ocampo; Berta Duron; Charlie Duron; Christina Stirrat; Christian Magno; Claudia Vidals; the Cozza Family; Danelia De La Rosa; Esperanza Castro; Gregory Martin; ​Janessa Stirrat; Joseph Stirrat; Kevin De La Rosa; Mary Duron; Mary Palafox-Murillo; Melanie Chung; Mike Glenndeling; Minh-Chau Pham; Isais Monreal; Virginia Duron; Jennifer Monrroy; Robert Stirrat

Sources

1 Official Website
2 Ballotpedia
3 City Website
4 News Article
5 Archived LinkedIn Profile