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‘He’s in it to win’ V. Jesse Smith, joins mayoral race for the city of Palmdale

For those in local government with political ambitions, Mr. Smith has enter the mayoral race for the November election. Which will be held Tuesday November 6th, 2018 to face incumbent Mayor James C. Ledford and current council member from District 2 Steve Hofbauer.

Press release from V. Jesse Smith Candidate for Mayor for the City of Palmdale

My grandmother instilled in me a principle that “a people without a vision shall perish.” Equally true is a city without a vision shall perish. It’s time for a change in Palmdale.

As your next Mayor, I have a vision for change in our city, which includes keeping crime down, supporting affordable housing, and creating a strong and vibrant economy.

My vision for change includes, but is not limited, to the following:

Youth: They are 40% of our population, but 100% of our future. Let’s build a state of the art youth facility that includes sport, play, academic achievement, training for career jobs, and leadership development;

Livable and sustainable jobs: Creation of manufacturing jobs for Palmdale residents to thrive, and not just survive; and support of our existing businesses;

Immigration Reform: Ensure our city does not target our immigrant community; support immigrants seeking a pathway to citizenship, and DACA students pursuing the American Dream.

Permanent re-opening of Palmdale Airport: A commitment to re-open our Palmdale Airport.

As Mayor, I bring with me leadership, integrity and accountability to this noble and servant position.

I ask for your vote on November 6, 2018.

Photo Credit: V. Jesse Smith

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