I am writing this letter in support of Mark West for the office of Imperial Beach City Council, 2nd district. I am a business owner in Imperial Beach. Speaking from this perspective, Mark has provided so many opportunities for me to connect with other business owners and elected officials, to gain additional professional development, and to apply for grants and awards. One of the awards we received this year was the 40th District Small Business of the Year for the California Small Business Association. Mark advocated for our business while he was on vacation in Cairo. That’s dedication to your constituents.

I was happy to work with, and be guided by, Mark on the Mayor’s COVID-19 Business Task Force. He headed that committee and provided business owners with the resources to ensure that they had every opportunity to continue to run through (and/or after) quarantine.

Many people know that Mark is a friend of ours, but he has constantly pushed me to be the entrepreneur that I didn’t know I could be. He has been open to suggestions, which I find most important in an elected official.

Although I am not able to vote for Mark because we live in a different district, I strongly encourage all in the 2nd district to consider voting for someone with a proven track record of positivity, advocacy for small business, and fighting for what is ethically sound.

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