Tuesday June 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Esther Lemus
Esther Lemus Announces Run for Windsor Town Council
Esther Lemus, Windsor School Board Member and Deputy District Attorney for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, today announced her candidacy for Windsor Town Council.
“Windsor residents deserve strong leaders who will listen to resident concerns and incorporate the community’s priorities into important policy making,” she said. “I look forward to fully representing all of Windsor’s residents as we work together to create an even better Windsor, one to be enjoyed by both current and future generations.”
Esther was born and raised in Santa Rosa and moved to Windsor when she was in high school. In 2008, she returned to Windsor with her husband and young daughters after moving from the area to attend the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA School of Law. In 2015, Esther was appointed to the Windsor School Board and was re-elected to the remaining two years of her seat during the November 2016 election.
While serving the students and residents of Windsor as a School Board member, Esther has been unwavering in her commitment to the diverse needs of the Windsor community, while also ensuring that the focus on students’ education always remains the top priority. As a School Board member and longtime community leader, she has grown in her belief that in order to have effective government, governing bodies must include strong and diverse leadership and perspectives, especially when addressing some of the pressing issues facing the Windsor community, including oversight over public safety, quality of life issues, and economic and housing concerns.
Throughout her legal career, Esther has devoted countless hours to keeping the community safe by her handling of domestic violence cases, driving under the influence cases, and other criminal matters and has worked hard to make sure that victims of crime are heard and protected. She has also worked extensively with youth, educating them about the dangers of gun violence, the perils of gang involvement, and some of the legal risks associated with cyberbullying and other online behaviors.
“As a prosecutor, I have worked hard to keep our community safe by enforcing our state’s criminal laws, prosecution of various criminal cases, and my work with community crime prevention efforts. As a School Board member, I have also served as an advocate for parents and children while working to improve Windsor schools to ensure a bright future for all of Windsor’s youth. I have worked tirelessly to improve the day to day lives of both Windsor and Sonoma County residents and remain committed to doing everything I can to further improve and enhance our quality of life while maintaining the small-town charm of our beautiful city.”
A long time Windsor resident with children who are being raised in this community, Esther understands the unique challenges faced by local families and residents and their concerns about the future. She said her campaign will focus on affordable housing concerns, investing in Windsor’s infrastructure, including focusing on traffic and the creation of better roads and parking, supporting the local economy through support for small businesses, and increasing pedestrian and bicycle safety.
For more information on Esther Lemus for Town Council 2018, please visit www.estherlemus.com