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Contreras surpasses $100k raised in OC Supervisor bid

Bolstering his campaign for Orange County Board of Supervisors District 1, Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras announced that his campaign has raised more than $100,000. Contreras leads the field of candidates in endorsements and fundraising by a wide margin, demonstrating that he has strong, broad-based support and is far and away the strongest candidate to flip the seat.

Upon releasing his fundraising figures, Contreras reflected:

“I’m deeply grateful for the support that our campaign has received from working families, small business owners, environmental advocates, labor activists, neighborhood leaders, veterans and countless people who want change in the First District. These strong numbers show that our message of progress is resonating with people all across our community. I look forward to continuing to learn and listen from community leaders and neighbors to advance new, forward-thinking and pragmatic ideas to improve our neighborhoods. This milestone is the first of many we will achieve as we work to expand our coalition and build a movement across every corner of the First District to deliver the change we need on the Board of Supervisors.”

Sergio Contreras, a husband, father, homeowner, and registered Democrat, has served on the Westminster City Council since 2012, where he successfully championed the largest upgrade to Westminster’s park system since 1996, encompassing 22 park facilities and representing a $10.4 million investment in the community. Contreras oversaw the city’s first general plan update in decades. He also placed emergency call boxes in all Westminster parks to enhance public safety, and fought to place outdoor exercise equipment in local parks to improve public health.

Contreras previously served on the Westminster School Board from 2004 to 2012, including serving as president of the board in 2012. On the School Board, Contreras helped pass a $130 million school bond to modernize Westminster’s school facilities and make them safer. In that role, he established an all-day kindergarten system, making Westminster School District the first in Orange County to provide day-long kindergarten at all school sites. Contreras also increased access to music and arts programs districtwide, while expanding after-school programs.

Now, Contreras works as the Senior Director of Education and Healthy Schools for the Orange County United Way where he creates strategic community partnerships to empower students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Contreras lives in Westminster with his wife Adriana, where their children Sergio III and Chloe attend local schools.

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This article was released by Sergio Contreras for Supervisor.