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Los Angeles County, CA March 4, 2003 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Kevin D. Melton

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 8

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Kevin Melton is a south central native of West 57th street and has spent the majority of his life in the Los Angeles area. Kevin has community leadership in his blood. He comes from a long line of community leaders including his grandfather, an influential member of the NAACP and the man responsible for obtaining the right to vote for African Americans in his county. Other community leaders in the Melton family have held highly respectable positions in their community, such as Mayor, Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Kevin shares the same love for people and community as his relatives and plans to continue the family legacy as a community leader himself.

After attending school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, he pursued a college education at San Diego State University and Cal State Dominguez Hills, with a major in Public Administration.

Kevin obtained his first job as a Sales Representative for an Information Systems company, where he was promoted to a management position. After his experience in the Information Systems industry, Kevin moved into Media. It was in Media where Kevin grasped the importance of communication between sources and communities. Kevin soon became a million dollar broker, servicing clients such as NBC and Coca-Cola.

Kevin has assisted with his family's business, in existence for more than 30 years. The business provides housing facilities and government assistance programs to those who qualify for Section 8 or AFDC. Kevin has worked very closely with the people in the community over the years and looks forward to becoming the voice of the people in L.A.'s 8th District.

For the past six years, Kevin has worked at one of the country's largest Senior publications, Senior Life. This paper focuses on Seniors' interests, concerns, services, information and special programs available to the Senior population of the community. Due to Kevin's great interest in the Senior audience, he has participated in many fund raising events such as the Revlon Run/Walk, Alzheimer's Walk, Senior Nutritional Awareness Program and the Annual National Senior Convention. Kevin continually supports efforts to assist in improving the quality of life for all people.

Kevin's primary campaign focus is "Children are the Future." He strongly believes that the greatest change will be made through Unity within the Community and a focus on children's development. Kevin is currently working with the Los Angeles Children's Commission Office and personally committed to making a difference in the world.

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