Focus on the Garden Grove City Council Candidates: Robin Marcario

Garden Grove City Council candidate Robin Marcario has an ideal background for a local politician. She is a teacher and a community activist.  She also is actively involved with local charitable organizations and has served on a variety of city and county commissions. Yet she faces an uphill battle against two well-funded Republican adversaries, Andrew Do and Steve Jones.  And her own party, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) , endorsed the much less qualified Paul Lucas instead of backing her.

But Marcario is not without her own endorsements.  She has the support of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Kim Oanh Nguyen Lam.  She also enjoys the support of Mike Matsuda, who serves on the North Orange County Community College District’s Board of Trustees.

Marcario’s top priorities, according to her Smart Voter website, include:

  • Support Public Safety with Gang and Graffiti prevention programs
  • Create parks to beautify our city and provide activities for our youth
  • Improve traffic flow with signal coordination to save time and gas

Marcario’s opponents also include Democratic attorney Tram Linh Ho, who like Lucas was endorsed by the DPOC, Republican School Board member Trung Nguyen, and Republican community activist Tony Flores.    I wrote a post about Flores earlier this week that you can read at this link.

You can read more about Marcario at this link.

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