Why I’m Running

Andrea is running for an At-Large Director Seat on the Mar Vista Community Council to engage residents, businesses, schools and organizations in the community. Mar Vista is one of the most exciting, growing districts in LA, and where Andrea and her family have called home for over 20 years. Andrea believes in giving a voice to communities, and wants to infuse her experience working on the frontlines of national and state policymaking to build and nurture Healthy, Vibrant and Safe Communities in the neighborhood. Andrea will use her solutions oriented-approach to provide valuable perspective to the Mar Vista Community Council, L.A. City leaders and our government.


Let’s Build and Nurture Healthy, Vibrant, and Safe Communities together.


Healthy Communities

  • Andrea will support more green, open space and sustainability planning for balanced growth, collaborating with homeowners, renters, schools and businesses.

Vibrant Communities

  • Andrea will promote local businesses, workers, and neighborhood organizations, and engage government leaders to build our official Community Plan, to maintain the character of our neighborhood while providing perspective on new developments.

  • Andrea appreciates and seeks to recognize the diversity of our residents and businesses.  She will support small businesses and workers, including entrepreneurs and self-employed or remote workers working and living in the community. She will explore incentives to attract and sustain businesses and growth and support a strong local economy.

Safe Communities

  • Andrea will prioritize safe streets, parks, homes, and workplaces by connecting with local non-profits and public safety officials.  She recognizes the growing need for housing and curbing homelessness, and will work to support affordable, permanent housing options.  Andrea will also explore methods to ensure traffic safety for pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists.