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Anaheim housing and community leader backs Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor



Ashleigh Aitken (c) 2017, TheLiberalOC

Anaheim, CA—Ada Tamayo, an Anaheim Housing and Community Development Commissioner has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor of Anaheim.


“Housing costs are crushing workers trying to raise a family in Anaheim,” said Ada Tamayo, Housing and Community Development Commissioner. “Ashleigh has the experience and passion to give workers and our neighborhoods the support we need from the mayor’s office to solve the housing affordability and homelessness crisis facing Anaheim.”


Commissioner Tamayo joins Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (fmr), Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Anaheim Municipal Employees Association, Anaheim Union High School District Trustee Al Jabbar, Veteran and Labor Activist Nick Berardino, Anaheim Planning Commissioner Bill Dalati, Chef Brun Serato, and Democratic Foundation of Orange County Chair Dan Jacobson in endorsing Ashleigh for mayor.


Ashleigh is a former federal prosecutor who also previously served our neighborhoods as Chair of the Anaheim Community Services Board. As a two-term commissioner, she helped secure funding for local non-profit organizations to lift people out of poverty, prevent elder abuse, offer job training and placement, and provide additional education and arts resources to our at-risk youth.


She is also the former Chair and a current member of the Orange County Fair Board, where she is helping to lead improvements on the grounds, add recreational opportunities, offer free programming to over 100,000 schoolchildren at the Centennial Farm, and mitigate traffic on event days. The Heroes Hall museum and education center in honor of our military veterans and the Table of Dignity, the state’s largest memorial to farm workers, were also created with the help of Ashleigh’s leadership on the Fair Board.


Ashleigh and her husband, Michael, live in Anaheim with their three daughters and an ark of animals. Ashleigh and Michael work at the family-run law firm Aitken Aitken Cohn. She continues to support and volunteer with the local Assistance League of Anaheim, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Special Olympics, Chance Theater, Anaheim Ballet, Muzeo, and South Coast Repertory.


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Twitter: @AshleighAitken