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April 4, 2017 — Local Elections
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April 4, 2017 —Local Elections

U.S. House of Representatives — ” Maria Cabildo, Candidate for District 34

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Maria Cabildo

Economic Development Director
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Creating economic opportunity and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. Jobs and housing are what allow families to prosper and raise their children as part of the American Dream, and that’s why I’ve focused on these areas for the past 20 years.
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare from Pres. Trump and Republicans who want to privatize Social Security and turn Medicare into a voucher program. Retirees stand to lose an important source of income and could pay thousands more for healthcare.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform that offers people a path to citizenship and prevents families from being torn apart.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Economic Development Director
Director of Homeless Initiatives, LA County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority (2016–2017)
Chief of Staff, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis (2015–2016)
Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) (1999–2015)
Member, Los Angeles City Planning Commission — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Director, California Housing Partnership Board of Directors — Appointed position (2008–2015)
Deputy Director, A Community of Friends (1995–1999)
Project Manager, A Community of Friends (1993–1995)

Education

UCLA MA, Urban Planning (1993)
Columbia University BA, Urban Studies (1989)
Phillips Exeter Academy (1985)

Community Activities

Board Member, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, DC. (2006–2015)
Board Member, Housing California, Sacramento (2014–2015)
Vice President of the Board, California Housing Partnership, San Francisco (2008–2015)
Board Member, Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) (2006–2014)

Biography

Maria is known as “The Patron Saint of Boyle Heights” for her work to create affordable housing from East LA to Koreatown. Over the course of her career she has created over 1,000 units of affordable housing for families, veterans, seniors and the homeless.  

Maria formerly served as President of the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), an economic and social justice organization that she co-founded in 1995 and made into one of the most effective progressive non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. During her sixteen-year tenure as the group’s President, she raised and invested more than $200 million in the community, and built child-care centers, apartment buildings, single-family homes, and retail spaces. Together with community members, ELACC organized hundreds of residents around equity issues and helped countless families become homeowners. She recently served as the Director of Homeless Initiatives at the LA County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority. She has also been a member of the LA City Planning Commission.

Maria was born and raised in East L.A., and is the daughter of immigrant parents who taught her the value of hard work and a love of public service. She is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $219,998

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of City of Los Angeles
$8,900
2
Employees of East LA Community Corporation
$7,050
3
Employees of GHC Housing Partners
$5,000
3
KPMG
$5,000
4
Employees of A Community of Friends
$2,700
4
Employees of Cesar Chavez Foundation
$2,700
4
Employees of Dake Wilson Architects
$2,700
4
Employees of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
$2,700
4
Employees of Sidley Austin LLP
$2,700
4
Employees of U.S. Trust
$2,700

More information about contributions

By State:

California 81.48%
New York 6.41%
District of Columbia 4.15%
Massachusetts 1.57%
Other 6.39%
81.48%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.68%)
Small contributions (20.32%)
79.68%20.32%

By Type:

From organizations (2.86%)
From individuals (97.14%)
97.14%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (5)

— April 1, 2017 Maria Cabildo for Congress

Maria describes her voice disability and how it's never stopped her from being a very strong advocate for her community. She's been meeting with residents of the 34th District and asking them, "What they want me to build . . . What they want me to fight for and How they want me to lead . . ."

— April 1, 2017 Maria Cabildo for Congress

I’m running for Congress to be a builder, a leader, and a fighter for all Angelenos. It’s what I’ve done for the past two decades, and it’s what I’ll do in Congress.

— April 1, 2017 Maria Cabildo for Congress

Maria Cabildo knows that cutting Social Security and Medicare would be devastating for retirees in our neighborhoods. She believes that these programs are a promise we made to people who worked hard all their lives.

— April 1, 2017 Maria Cabildo for Congress

Why did the LA Times endorse me, Maria Cabildo, out of 23 candidates for Congress? Watch and share this video with your neighbors and this Tuesday, vote for the economic development director who is the most effective, experienced leader with a proven record of fighting for our communities in Congress.

— April 1, 2017 Maria Cabildo for Congress

I spent 10 years fighting to protect street vendors against deportation and harassment so they could have a chance at their American Dream. For me, street vending is a bottom up approach to economic recovery and that's why it's so important to support these entrepeneurs.

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