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Mayor Pro Tem
Elected: 11/08/2011
Terms Expires: 11/10/2015
4 Year

El Monte is my home.  My four kids attend the same schools as I did.  My wife Anita and I love this town and want it to become the paradise we all seek.  But our city spends more than it takes in and needs financial oversight I can bring as an accountant and business owner.  I'll work to maintain good city services without increasing taxes.

We've owned the hotel at 5-Points for 16 years, employed hundreds of local residents, and promote tourism for all El Monte businesses.  We donate room nights to the police to help families left homeless from fires and disasters.

I've served in the El Monte Planning Commission (3-time Chairman), and the Patriotic and Property Maintenance Commissions.  I graduated Rio Hondo's Police Academy to become a Reserve Police Officer.

The business community is key to El Monte's vitality and growth.  My platform will attract revenue by being business friendly, fast-tracking worthy job-creating projects, and building a solid tax base.  The world's largest Lexus and Toyota dealers generate $30 million in taxes annually.  I'll make sure we don't over-spend our budget.

Strong leadership creates a better image, a stable budget, and lays the groundwork for long-term, meaningful success and prosperity.

Mayor Pro Tem Bart Patel