Marlo is a first-generation Filipino-American. Marlo has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. Her life’s work has revolved around helping others. She is a fierce advocate for safe patient care, working with Nurse Practice Council, management, compliance and administration on various protocols that impact the delivery of nursing care and patient safety. She has called legislators and canvassed to support various state laws that impact patient care in the State of California.
Marlo loves the City of Oakland! To Marlo, Oakland represents the very fabric of diversity and is an epi-center for social justice and activism. As an advocate of the LGBTQ community she feels that it is vital that people are represented and protected in all aspects of government and groups in which policies impact their lives. She is running to become a voice, and represent all people, regardless of their race, gender, background sexual orientation or their differing beliefs. One of Marlo’s strongest assets is her desire to treat each situation with fairness, by considering the opposing opinion.
Marlo has been a leader and volunteer in various organizations. She is a member of The Association of Radiology and Imaging Nurses Golden Gate Chapter, where she sat on the Board of Directors for ten years, and was the Chapter President for 3 years. She is also a member of California Nurses Association (Nursing labor union), supporter of No Coal Oakland, volunteer with Operation Access which provides surgeries and procedures for those who are uninsured, and the Greenlining Institute volunteer.
Marlo is a long time resident of East Oakland, and has seen that little has changed. Many residents are struggling to find good paying jobs. Homelessness and the demand for housing are on the rise. Our streets are in disrepair, bullets fly down our streets, and there is a lack of economic vitality. These are just some of the challenges we face. East Oakland also lacks walkability and places and reasons to gather.
Marlo is running a grassroots campaign uniting neighbors, groups and leaders to BRING OUT THE BEST IN OAKLAND! The people of District 6 must choose new leadership with integrity, intellect and vision. Oakland and the people of District 6 are facing serious challenges that intersect each individual and family. Together, with a collaborative spirit, we can tackle these issues and create a safe, equitable and thriving community.
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