My name is Giovanni Valderas, and I’m running for City Council District 1.
Too many families are still struggling to get by, which is why I sincerely believe we must have elected officials who reflect the community and who share our experiences, so city policies work for us instead of against us.
I am artist, educator, advocate, father, and son of a fierce mother from Guatemala and US Marine father from Dallas.
I grew up in Oak Cliff, moved from one rental house to the other, because we couldn’t afford the rent increases.
Unfortunately, this story isn’t unique to our communities.