Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Del Rey Neighborhood Council candidates that Patch will be running leading up to the election.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
My priority as Treasurer is, and will continue to be, ensuring that the Neighborhood Council is in good financial standing, both on it's own and in relation to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. As a Board Member I believe that collaborative problem solving and community engagement are they keys to representing the interests of Del Rey stakeholders.
Who are your primary supporters?
As a teacher, much of my support comes from fellow educators. As interim Treasurer of Del Rey NC for the past few months I've had the opportunity to learn directly from stakeholders how I can best represent their interests, and I hope that openness will lead to a diverse range of support.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
I feel strongly about using social capital to empower positive change. Del Rey has great resources in the diverse range of people who live, work, and play here; but too often individual or small group efforts are not organized or coordinated enough to create impact. Let's sit down and figure out how we can help one another to make this community the best it can be!
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
In addition to Spanish and English, I also speak some Greek.
If this is your first time running, why did you decide to run?
This is my first time running in Del Rey, although I previously served on the Neighborhood Council in Echo Park. I am running for Treasurer of Del Rey Neighborhood Council in order to become more directly involved with my community and to help others to do the same.
Wesley Farrow is running for Treasurer, a two-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.