Written by Julie Silva Friday, 23 May 2014 09:40
“If I had a dollar for each person that told me it wasn’t my time, that I was too young, I would have paid off my campaign by now,” said Jessica Ortega-Ochoa, who won Place 1 with 53 percent of the vote, pushing out incumbent Maria Elena Ramirez. “I’m proud to say that I was an independent candidate all the way through.”
Ortega-Ochoa highlighted her experience in social work and communications, and she made sure to thank the 2,661 people who cast a ballot for her.
“And for the 2,337 that didn’t, by the end of my four-year term, I’ll have you believing in me too,” Ortega-Ochoa said.