It’s hard to imagine during these sweltering dog days of summer, but last week I opened my front door to a breath of fresh air: Debbie Lopez.
She was walking the neighborhood, introducing herself to voters as a new candidate for Agoura Hills City Council.
Debbie is not a stranger to me as I have volunteered under her leadership countless times over the years at our local schools.
She has been an effective and capable steward of our classrooms, and I’ve observed firsthand her tireless efforts on behalf of our children.
Local government is a natural fit for Debbie’s capabilities. She has a background in finance and economics, experience working with our state Senate and has successfully waged a bond campaign garnering millions of dollars for Las Virgenes Unified School District.
Her position as director on the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains is evidence of her commitment to maintaining the bucolic way of life we all enjoy.
Like Debbie, I am a product of the LVUSD. I’ve raised my family here for almost 30 years, and I care deeply about our community.
In my opinion, the air in Agoura Hills City Hall has gotten a bit stagnant, and Deborah Klein Lopez is exactly the type of fresh energy our City Council desperately needs.
Have you ever met somebody who is so dedicated to the things she takes on that you ask yourself, “When does she ever sleep?”
I have asked myself that question numerous times about Deb Lopez. I have worked side-byside with Deb on several schoolrelated activities and campaigns.
Deb ran the successful Measure E campaign for Las Virgenes schools and she has been a PFC president for Yerba Buena Elementary, Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School.
She poured her heart and soul into those jobs because she loves our schools and our community.
If you are friends with her on Facebook, you know she is constantly involved in projects that better humanity and Agoura Hills. Whether it is a food drive for the homeless, a fundraiser for our schools or helping the less fortunate find furniture donations for an apartment she helped the person get, Deb is always looking to help others.
I will be supporting Deb for Agoura’s City Council because I know she will dedicate herself to improving and protecting this amazing city we live in. She knows how to balance the needs of our community with the needs of our environment.
Her passion for our community has been demonstrated time and time again and I know it will carry on into being a City Council member. Please join me on Nov. 6 and vote for Deb Lopez.