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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de IrvineCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Ian Daelucian

Project Manager/Entrepreneur
4,349 votos (3.1%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Sustainable and active transportation to mitigate traffic congestion due to accelerated growth.
  • Healthier and more affordable food in schools.
  • Develop an arts district to enhance Irvine's cultural identity while bolstering small business.



UC Irvine Master of Fine Arts, Stage Management (2016)
UC Irvine B.A., Philosophy (2012)
UC Irvine B.A., Drama (2012)

Actividades comunitarias

Executive Director, The Heart of Delight (2013–current)
President / CTO, ARTALLUS, inc. (2015–current)


Irvine resident, 7+ years. Double B.A. and MFA from the University of California, Irvine in Philosophy & Drama, and Stage Management. Project Manager in Irvine, 10+ years Founder, Executive Director of The Heart of Delight, an Irvine-based 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Mastering the fundamentals
Mastering stage management at UCI had an unexpected and far-reaching impact on my professional career. It taught me to manage people, resources and finances in a way that ensured all interlocking pieces worked productively and in harmony. Managing people taught me diplomacy. Managing resources strengthened my muscles of creativity and innovation. And managing finances revealed to me that even when funds are limited, creativity goes a long way toward nurturing possibility and potential.

While in graduate school, I was exposed to the world of homelessness in Orange County. What I’d previously accepted as an unavoidable aspect of society brought a new and urgent uneasiness to my heart. The discomfort grew over time, plaguing my mind with unanswerable questions about why homelessness exists in our world and ultimately, leaving one truth: No man, woman, child — even animal — deserves to be neglected or left to wither, perhaps die, alone on the street. As human beings, we find it natural — or humane — to care for the frail and to transfer our strength to those in need. We protect our children and care for our elders; we naturally connect to animals and the natural world. The struggle is something that connects each and every being. A homeless hungry human or animal will dig through the trash for food, seek refuge, love and companionship; a planet writhing in pain will reveal its scars.

In 2013, I founded The Heart of Delight, a 501(c)3 focusing on developing models of poverty alleviation that can be applied locally and scaled globally. We serve the immediate needs of the community by hosting “A RiSING Community,” regular gatherings at Santa Ana Civic Center in which life necessities — such as healthy, organic home-cooked meals, clothing, mobile showers, pet washes, California state ID cards, birth certificates and free notary services — are provided to more than 100 homeless citizens each month. Local artists and musicians, homeless or otherwise, provide inspiration and entertainment with their creative talents. Addressing the immediate, daily impacts of poverty is just a short-term patch, albeit, a necessary one. I realized that a sustainable, “future-now” approach would be necessary to begin truly alleviating poverty.

As our younger high school and college-age volunteers gain exposure to homelessness, they are learning that these citizens are not nameless or faceless, but in fact individuals with a gamut of human experience to share. Individuals who, while subject to the immense daily stress and cruelty of life on the street, can still laugh, enjoy conversation and express themselves through dance and song. Our events support a bilateral human experience that benefits everyone involved. As we raise the consciousness of impassioned young people, we move one step closer to alleviating poverty in our world.

Becoming A Weaver
The work of uplifting vulnerable populations — forging relationships with residents, partner nonprofits and government agencies — revealed two distinct elements in play: those who engage in worthy causes to build a better world, and those (far fewer in number) who “make policy” by weaving legal, social and political webs that entangle everyone’s efforts toward change. If I am to make a positive difference, I must be able to build a bridge between these distinct elements while being a voice for those in need. Only through such collaboration can we reweave the fabric of our society.

Soul searching
I immigrated to the U.S. as an adolescent, after a tumultuous, traumatic series of events that permanently tore my family apart. Being a child of a broken family, I developed a resilience against myself breaking. Out of necessity, I quickly developed self-reliance and a keen perspective on how my actions (or lack thereof), impacted the people and the world around me. I have come to intimately understand the many layers of social fabric and how one person, through dedication and service, can truly make the world a better place. I’ve done a considerable amount of soul searching to ensure my motivations are not rooted in a thirst for accolades, power or fame. What I found was the simple desire to dutifully represent my community, with skills I have acquired, to achieve the goal of improving as many lives as possible.

Every city needs and deserves a well-rounded council, one with diverse perspectives and skills, one that seeks to build a sustainable community for future generations and one that values collective progress over personal gains. That is why I decided to run for Irvine City Council.

Back to Homebase
Some say home is where you live. I can relate to that statement … I was not born here, but this is where I am now. If our lives are made up of moments, then wherever we are now — in this particular moment — is our home. It seems natural that we make that place as beautiful as it can be. But if the beauty is not sustainable, it will not last. I am inspired by Iroquois wisdom which centers around building a community that will preserve and protect the well-being of seven generations to come.

If elected to Irvine City Council, I pledge to support an environmentally safe and sustainable community, to nurture our city’s great cultural diversity through the arts, to protect the economic backbone of small businesses, and to help our city flourish. I support incentivizing use of renewable energy and green technology for individuals, business and industry. I support the development of an “arts district” that showcases local artists, musicians and performers. I support enhancing our transportation infrastructure to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists and reduce traffic density. These are just a few among a reservoir of innovative ideas that can build on Irvine’s current strengths to create a more sustainable future as one of the safest, healthiest, and most compassionate cities in America.

Please support me for Irvine City Council and join me as we continue this exciting journey together.


Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

A question I get most often, especially from my colleagues who know I don’t like the nonsense that comes with politics, in any industry or sector, is “why are you getting into politics?”, my response is this:

“I am not ‘getting into politics’, nor will I ever have the desire. I am affirming a leadership role and embracing the duty of a responsible global citizen in a local community to realize a vision of a sustainable future for all of us. I will address our immediate needs (business, commerce, transportation, arts & culture, public health), as well as gain foresight into what our needs will be 20 – 50 years from now (renewable energy/resources, and sustainability) in order to build foundations to invite in a better future, not only for current generations, but also for our future children that will inherit this land.”

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