Unwillingness To Quit Sets Her Apart, Adelanto’s Diaz Maintains

Jacqueline Diaz is seeking one of two positions up for election on the Adelanto City Council this year, she said, “because I believe Adelanto has the potential to be a great city and outstanding place to live once it has been built up to the standards of endless possibilities.”
She is qualified to serve in the capacity of city councilwoman, she said, as a result of her station in life, character and willingness to take on challenges.
“I have built myself up from the ashes of poverty and disadvantages so I am very well aware of what it takes to fight through a struggle,” she said. “What distinguishes me from my opponents for this position is my passion and unwillingness to give up.”
Diaz said, “I consider the major issues facing the city to be lack of employment opportunities, community resources and structure, and people’s unwillingness to get involved in the upkeep of the community. I believe these issues can be addressed by creating business contracts that will help provide more resources and employment as well as providing opportunities for community involvement. I propose that the city appoint a team that seeks out business contracts that contribute to the development of the community, and not just the city. I am also advocating for the city making multiple and even redundant applications for governmental grants for certain projects that will serve to redress some of the issues affecting the financial difficulties Adelanto is currently experiencing.”
Diaz openly acknowledge that “I have no previous experience relating to government,” which at least some observers of Adelanto politics see as a plus rather than a drawback.
Diaz has lived in Adelanto for 3 years.
“I did not attend high school in Adelanto,” she said. “I attended high school in the city of Bellflower. I graduated vocational school for training as a licensed practitioner nurse, but have not yet taken the state board for licensure. I also graduated from Long Beach City College where I received my phlebotomy certification and licensure. I have been employed with my current company for 5 years, handling Medicare claims.”
Diaz is a single mother who has raised four children.
“I want the Sentinel’s readers to know that I have decided to plant roots here for my family and will continue to fight for the improvement of this community, no matter if I am elected or not,” Diaz said. “Keep an eye out for me. My passion doesn’t start or stop with this election.”

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