“We hold these Truths to be self-evident
that all Men are created equal
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men
deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.“
— The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Irvine as an elected representative on the Irvine City Council.
It is to the people of Irvine that I owe my best efforts, my best judgment, my faithfulness, and my sole allegiance.
I am keenly aware that our enjoyment of the unalienable rights spoken of in our Declaration of Independence are hard-won by the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have served and sacrificed for this nation. It is them that I owe my freedom, my citizenship in this great nation, and my ability to serve the people of Irvine.
On this July 4th, I celebrate our City, our State, and our Nation, and those who have served and sacrificed to keep us free.
Happy Independence Day!