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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2011 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Mark Gonzaga

Candidate for
Council Member; City of West Hollywood

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I have lived in West Hollywood since 1984, before it was a City. I am in this Council election to help renters! Be a tenant rights advocate. Stop over-development that is displacing West Hollywood renters and over-shadowing West Hollywood Homes. STOP bad landlords from unlawful evictions, constructive evictions, harassing tenants and non-repairs of apartments. I was The City of West Hollywood Board Appointee in 2001. I have volunteered regularly in The City Of West Hollywood for years. I have worked on city council campaigns as well as my last bid for the Los Angeles Community College District, (LACCD) Board of Trustees in 2007. I have endorsed candidates and contributed to them. I am a Mercy College graduate, attended Pepperdine University and I am a Real Estate School graduate.

As am animal welfare campaigner I have volunteered for Best Friend's Catnipppers and Pet Orphans, as well as having produced 75 segments of California Politics to inform West Hollywood/Los Angeles County and Manhattan, New York residents of animal neglect in the United States, as well as, environmental issues. I am a Democrat with an eye on issues that will affect our society and our environment.

I have contributed to Pet Orphans, Best Friends Catnippers, The Doris Day Animal League, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, ASPCA, Defenders Of Wildlife, The World Wildlife Fund, The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, The Sierra Club, Treepeople, Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter's Habitat for Humanity International, American Lung Association, National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense to fund Breast Cancer research, Federal Emergency Management Agency: America Responds/Heroes to provide assistance to the families of emergency relief personnel who died or were permanently disabled in the line of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, West Hollywood Veteran's Memorial, Butterfly Gardeners Association, Oceana, Air Force One and Save the Children.

I have worked closely with Families to Amend California's Three Strikes Law to bring some sensibility to this horrendous law which imprisons mostly poor people and poor people of color for 25 years to life for non-violent, non-serious offences.

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