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City of Monterey ParkCandidate for Council Member

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Randall Avila

Government Affairs Coordinator
1,401 votes (15.48%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Grow our local economy by making Monterey Park business friendly to encourage investment.
  • Keep Monterey Park safe by fully investing in public safety and collaborating with law enforcement.
  • Clean up City Hall with campaign finance reform and fiscal responsibility.



Profession:Government Relations Professional
Government Affairs Coordinator, UCLA (2015–current)
Vice-Chair, Monterey Park Recreation and Parks Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)
Vice-Chair, Monterey Park Recreation and Parks Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)


UCLA Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science (2011)

Community Activities

Board Member, UCLA Young Alumni Development Council (2016–current)


My name is Randall Avila. I am Monterey Park born and raised and I am running for Monterey Park City Council.

I am running because this is my home. It’s where I grew up and it’s where I want to start a family. Who I am and what I have accomplished, I owe to my community and I want to give back.

I attended Repetto Elementary and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree, I began my career as a non-profit consultant and now work for my alma mater in the UCLA office of Government and Community Relations. In this role I represent the University in matters of public policy on the local, state and federal levels.

In our community I have served in leadership of both the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce and the East Los Angeles Pregnancy Center. Currently I serve as Vice-Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, where as a city commissioner I have worked hard to represent residents’ interests and improve our parks and programs.

These experiences have shown me the potential of Monterey Park but I have to be honest. These experiences, as well as my countless conversations with residents, also show me that City Hall is broken.

All talk, no action politicians have failed us.

I am a problem solver. I know how to work together, build coalitions and get things done. My priorities are to get our local economy booming again, keep our homes safe and run our city properly.

I have the fresh ideas, the energy and the quickness needed to move our city forward again. I am asking for your support and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. When elected, I guarantee my commitment to service and a dedication to the pride of our community.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Monterey Park Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (4)

  • Mayor Mitchell Ing
  • Vice Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian
  • Former Mayor Betty Tom Chu
  • Former Mayor Rita Valenzuela

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Like most in my generation I do not consider myself categorically Democrat or Republican. More than party affiliation, I vote on based on what I believe is right, for my family and for my community. This has led me to vote for candidates of both parties. I am a pragmatic individual, not a partisan one. I will give every decision I make as a city councilmember due diligence and vote for the best interests of our residents and our city.

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