Manuel Musquiz is seeking a seat on the Victorville City Council because, he said, “Growing up I often heard the phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ That’s why I believe it’s our duty as a community to properly take care of each other and the generations to come.”
Musquiz, said what he can offer the City of Victorville is an eclectic appreciation of itself. “The experience I possess has given me the ability to understand people of all walks of life, their needs and desires, because I am one of them. The late author Dr. Seuss said, ‘Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better.’ It’s not.”
He is distinguished from the other candidates, Musquiz said, by his willingness to think unconventionally like most millennials do.
“My vision for the people, the planet, and the economy are unimaginable by the other candidates, I believe,” he said. “My passion and determination on making life better for all those in our community is what makes me unique.”
The major challenge to Victorville at present, Musquiz said, are economic deprivation at the community and personal levels and the disenfranchisement that entails.
“I would have to say poverty and the disinvolvement of the community are the major issues,” he said. “When we involve the community, all issues are solved together.”
To overcome those challenges, Musquiz said, “We start with our people in mind first. We can adopt basic income, hire the homeless and youth to clean our cities, create multi-living centers, create jobs that tackle climate change, which is the biggest crisis humans have ever faced, and provide community-based education. The natives thrived on community-based economics and so will we in Victorville.”
His solutions can be implemented, Musquiz said, by “utilizing the cannabis industry and working together, educating our people and becoming a unionized city” He said he would finance city operations above and beyond its traditional flow of income involving tax revenue “by engaging the community in local events that bring in resources, like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators together to solve the community’s dilemmas.”
His previous experience relating to government, Musquiz said, consists of having been a foundling who saw the way social agencies can ensure compassion is shown to the unfortunate.
“Being a former foster youth I learned very early what role the government plays in people’s lives. The experience I had with government at that time is the reason I will be the millennial who changes Victorville.” he said.
Musquiz was born and raised in San Bernardino. “I moved to the High Desert in 2003 and I’ve called Victorville my home since 2005,” he said.
He was homeschooled as a child. Later, he said, “I attended multiple colleges, community colleges and private junior colleges. I studied for an AA in business but found the education system difficult. I find it easier to learn more in a library.”
Musquiz said, “I’m currently CEO of my life. I’ve decided to be a man of value instead of a rich materialistic man.”
Musquiz is single. “I do not have any children, which gives me the time to put action and lead the progressives in our country,” Mauquiz said.
Musquiz said, “I would love for the great individuals, families, LGBT, youth and conservatives to understand that I, Manuel A. Musquiz, stand with and for all people. I believe we as humans can become an advanced species, with the decision to treat ourselves and neighbors with love and care. We can unite as one race, the only race, the human race.”