CAMPAIGN TRAIL UPDATES
Moments with Meg
"I AM NOT YOUR
Episode 1 | 4/16/20
When I was first trying to find someone to run in District 3, I didn’t think of myself, because I had no aspirations for getting into politics, but I really want to serve people. I like the word “public servant.” To me, that’s a much better word than “politician.”
I know that when I’m running for an office, it makes me a politician, but I am a public servant at the core of who I am. That’s what I hope to be for our district, someone who serves my neighbors, serves the community I’ve grown up in, and the community that I love.
I hope that YOU will help me get there.
BOARD GAME NIGHT
AT THE E'AMATOS'
Episode 2 | 4/24/20
Hello Corona! I don’t know about you, but when I am voting for a candidate, I really like to know them on a more personal level. So, I thought I would introduce you to my family. This is my lovely wife, Stephanie, and our daughter Elora.
We also have two older sons that are on their way to the military. Hayden who has just graduated from Bootcamp from the army, and Tanner who is going to be joining the Marines. We’re super, super proud of them!
Tonight we are playing a board game, which is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and we decided to play Rummy Tiles, which is a little bit of an old fashion game, but those seem to be our favorite.
What’s YOUR favorite thing to do with your family?
"ON THIS MAP ARE THE PEOPLE I WANT TO SERVE"
Episode 3 | 4/30/20
So, I just picked up the map of District 3 from the registrar’s office, and I’m kind of feeling sentimental about it.
I know it just seems like a big piece of paper with a bunch of streets on it, but on these streets are the people that I want to help and serve, and WHY I’m running for city council.
Hello everyone! If you didn’t know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and mental health awareness is something that’s really important to our family. So, we wanted to make this message to let you know that you are not alone.
This is my wife, Stephanie. Hi! This is my service dog, Harley, and I have what’s called, panic disorder. It’s in the mental illness family, and when I first found out that I had a mental illness, I personally felt embarrassed by it. I really struggled with that. But, a lot of people tend to feel alone, like they are the only ones who have anything going on, like mental illness. But, that’s not the case. Harley and I are here to tell you that there are a whole bunch of us out there. And we care. You are not alone.
If you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health, please reach out. In Riverside they have a service called the Riverside CARES line. It’s (800) 706-7500. We hope that you’ll reach out because you are not alone!
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Episode 4 | 5/14/20
MTV Cribs: Meg’s
Episode 5 | 5/21/20
Hello, and welcome to my crib!
Here’s our kitchen, where we like to cook together. The living room, where we spend most of our time; Netflixing, playing games, and eating. One of my favorite parts of our house is our backyard, this was the first windchime we put on our house when we first moved in, it signifies who we are.
This Buddha we put here and then this orange tree started growing right in front of his hand and I thought that that was pretty cool, so I have been trimming it so you can still see the Buddha while still seeing the beautiful tree that’s growing in front of him!
This is where the magic happens, the Campaign Headquarters. Over here I have some books and things that I have been using to research best campaign strategies and I have a few notes from supporters that have written me some positive affirmations that I put up here just to remind me to keep going and remind me what I’m in this for. You can see my cat loves to be a little parrot. She thinks she’s a parrot, she licks me and loves me. She’s my trusted companion, her name is Kit Kat, by the way. This is our calendar that we have marked down to ELECTION DAY! This is where my team was meeting to plan and strategize before COVID took over our lives, now this is where we meet on Zoom. The map of the district that I love so much! I know it only looks like paper, but inside these lines are all of the people that I am hoping to get out and meet and engage and just to get to know them more!
I hope that you have enjoyed this silly version of a Cribs episode. My team and I had fun putting it together to let you know a little bit more about me and a little peek inside the place where I spend so much time strategizing and brainstorming better ways to be a great councilperson for you!
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See you next time!
One of the first things that I did when I was deciding whether or not I should run for City Council was, I wanted to see exactly where the borders of the district were. I knew that it was City Center, but I wanted to know the exact places the border lied for the district.
So my wife and I got in the car and used the map from the Corona website, and we just went on the border of all of the streets that bordered the district. I would say that I was surprised, but not really. It confirmed for me what I knew. I always felt District 3 was kind of left behind, forgotten about--but it shocked me how much.
When we were driving, she [my wife] was driving, and I was in the passengers seat so I could survey everything. On the one side, that was not District 3, it was a lot more well kept, a lot more taken care of. And on the other side that was District 3, it just wasn’t as much. It was a stark difference. So that really prompted me to make one of my priorities revitalizing the downtown area, but really our entire district.
I know some people may say that it takes money to do that and that the city is lacking money. But really I believe in the power of community, and I believe I am the best person to harness that power and to engage our neighbors and our community to make our district the best that it could possibly be.
My hope is that you’ll join me in helping revitalize the downtown area and all of District 3. Thank you!