The following is an excerpt from the candidate's website.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monica Montgomery has always led a life of service to her community. From a young age, she has performed well in leadership roles, and has strived to live a life of integrity.
Professional Experience and Community Involvement
Monica L. Montgomery is the owner of the Law Office of Monica L. Montgomery and a licensed member in good standing of the California State Bar Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and a Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.
Ms. Montgomery has appeared before the City of San Diego Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission testifying on behalf of small construction businesses, instructed in the ‘Street Law’ program, and participates in the Small Business Local Enterprise program. She has served as an extern for the Honorable John A. Houston of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Ms. Montgomery has appeared as a guest speaker for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, on KURS 1040 AM on financial literacy, as well as providing real estate advice at a homeownership forum in Los Angeles, CA. Her professional affiliations include serving as a Board Member for the San Diego Youth Action Board, as a former voting member of the Coalition of Neighborhood Councils, San Diego County Bar Association and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association.
Personal Message from the Candidate
My name is Monica L. Montgomery and I am a candidate for the Fourth District City Council office. I am a practicing attorney, specializing in financial services, but most importantly, I am a proud resident of the Fourth District. I am rooted in the Fourth District and I am committed to helping my neighbors achieve financial independence. I have represented homeowners and businesses during their most troubling times to keep their homes and businesses from foreclosure. As an entrepreneur, I’ve also had to overcome the financial challenges of recent years. I will provide the same expertise, professionalism, and tenacity to help the Fourth District thrive, despite these most troubled economic times.
I advocate economic development, safe communities, and education. These are the cornerstones of a thriving community and will lead the Fourth District to self-reliance. We will encourage innovative economic policies to foster job growth, community investment, and responsible redevelopment for Fourth District communities. Our communities must also be safe for our families and we must support public safety initiatives to reduce crime, protect residents, and prevent the tragic loss of life too many of us have witnessed and felt. Rather, let us pursue our dreams through academic excellence by supporting educational policies that allow Fourth District youth and adults to reach their greatest potential.
In challenging times, bold leadership is an absolute necessity; let the record reflect that I possess this ability in abundance. I have been a long-time advocate for the least fortunate in our community and an advocate for economic and social development. I have the unabashed audacity to challenge those that would limit our ambitions, the vision to see the vast potential of our community, and a personal story to inspire. Let us begin.