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Gina Phillips running for District Four Seal Beach City Council seat By Gina Phillips, For The Sun | Fri, Aug 12 2016 03:37 PM

Gina Phillips nomination for City Council has been accepted by the Registrar of Voters. She is the first candidate to qualify for the City Council, District Four election in November.

As a long time resident of uptown Seal Beach, Gina wants to put her many years of community service experience to work for the people of District Four. 

“I have been diligently working for the past several years to energize our community by being a hands on volunteer. I want to promote the City of Seal Beach as the perfect seaside destination to live, work and play,” Phillips said.

As a director of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, Phillips brought many new innovations to invigorate the local economy. She created social and entertainment events to bring attention to Seal Beach, and brought many creative ideas to boost revenues for both local businesses and Municipal services.

Committed to preserving the beauty of her beloved community, Gina opposed the building of the proposed LA Fitness. Instead of more buildings, Phillips has lobbied for the creation of a community garden.

“A community garden stimulates social interaction, and offers an excellent way for neighbors to work together in beautifying the neighborhood. It’s so important to teach our children the value of families working together. A community garden would be a perfect way to ensure our children have fresh, nutritious food, while preserving green-space.”

As a member of the Seal Beach Lions Club, Phillips embodies their motto: “we serve.”

She works as a volunteer for the annual Christmas parade, helps to host both “Run Seal Beach” and the annual classic car show, and participates in beach clean-up with “Save Our Beach.”

In September, and again in November, Gina and her neighbors are hosting an Emergency Preparedness event for the people of College Park East.

She’d like to see this event happen in every neighborhood of Seal Beach.

“We need unique approaches for crime prevention and emergency preparedness. My involvement with the Seal Beach Police Foundation has given me invaluable experience, and shown me how important it is for neighbors to work together.”

An avid animal lover, Phillips also wants to explore the possibility of  developing more community dog parks, where people can enjoy social interaction that include their animals.

“Now, more than ever, Seal Beach needs a voice that actively supports local business, advocates for safe neighborhoods, and protects the unique culture and beauty of our city. I want to be that voice.”

The Seal Beach City Council election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

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