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Welcome to my campaign site! I’m Jesus Lugo Jr., and I’m running for State Senate in District 23. As a lifelong resident of this vibrant border community, I am deeply committed to advocating for the opportunities, resources, and leadership our district deserves. With a Master’s degree and over 15 years of political experience, coupled with 17 years as a community organizer and activist, I have a strong background in mental health, substance abuse, immigration, and law. I am ready to bring transformative change to our district. Here, you can learn more about my vision for economic growth, education, healthcare, and social justice. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive community. Join me on this journey to make District 23 a beacon of hope, strength, and progress.

Inspiring Change

Jesus Lugo Jr for State Senate aims to address critical issues like substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and mental health in District 23. We are a movement of dedicated and visionary leaders who prioritize transparency and set bold goals to move the needle. Join us in making a positive impact in our community.

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Jesus On The Issues

Families

Support Initiatives:

  • Affordable Housing: Ensure families have access to safe, affordable housing through expanded housing programs and rental assistance.

  • Public Education: Invest in public schools to provide high-quality education for children, including resources for early childhood education and after-school programs.

  • Child Welfare Services: Strengthen support systems for families, including child protection services, foster care, and adoption services.

Seniors

Support Initiatives:

  • Elder Care Programs: Enhance in-home care services and community centers to provide social, health, and financial support for seniors.

  • Healthcare Access: Improve access to healthcare services tailored to the needs of seniors, including mental health and substance abuse treatment.

  • Intergenerational Programs: Develop programs that connect seniors with younger generations, fostering community bonds and mutual support.

Immigrant Communities

Support Initiatives:

  • Legal Assistance: Provide legal support for immigration issues, ensuring that immigrant families have access to the resources and information they need.

  • Language and Job Training: Offer language classes and job training programs to help immigrants integrate and succeed in the local economy.

  • Cultural Inclusion: Promote policies that celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion, ensuring immigrant communities feel welcomed and valued.

Low-Income and Working-Class Residents

Support Initiatives:

  • Economic Development: Create job opportunities through local economic development initiatives and partnerships with businesses.

  • Social Safety Net: Strengthen the social safety net, including food assistance, affordable healthcare, and financial education programs.

  • Affordable Housing: Increase the availability of affordable housing options and provide rental assistance to low-income families.

LGBTQ Community

Support Initiatives:

  • Anti-Discrimination Laws: Advocate for comprehensive anti-discrimination protections to ensure LGBTQ individuals are treated equally in all areas of life.

  • Support Services: Fund mental health counseling, legal assistance, and community centers specifically for LGBTQ residents.

  • Inclusive Education: Implement policies that promote understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ individuals in schools, creating a safe and supportive environment for all students.

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health 

Support Initiatives:

  • Comprehensive Treatment Programs: Expand access to substance abuse and mental health treatment programs, including harm reduction strategies and integrated care models.

  • Prevention and Education: Develop community-based education campaigns to prevent substance abuse and promote mental wellness.

  • Workplace Policies: Encourage businesses to adopt mental health-friendly policies, including mental health days and employee assistance programs.

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My Vision

             

              Social Justice and Inclusion

Our community’s strength lies in its diversity. I will work to:

  • Promote Equity: Implement policies that address systemic inequalities and promote social justice.

  • Protect LGBTQ Rights: Advocate for comprehensive anti-discrimination laws to protect all residents.

  • Support Immigrant Communities: Ensure immigrant families have access to legal assistance, education, and healthcare.

              Community Safety and Well-Being

 

 

A safe community is a thriving community. My goals include:

  • Enhance Public Safety: Work with local law enforcement to ensure community policing and public safety initiatives are effective and fair.

  • Address Homelessness: Invest in affordable housing and supportive services to help those in need.

  • Combat Domestic Violence: Increase funding for shelters, legal assistance, and counseling services for survivors.

              Environmental Sustainability

Our district deserves a healthy environment. I will champion:

  • Clean Energy Initiatives: Promote the use of renewable energy sources and green technologies.

  • Protect Natural Resources: Advocate for policies that protect our air, water, and land.

  • Promote Sustainable Practices: Encourage sustainable agricultural practices and responsible development.

                             Join Us

This vision for District 23 is built on the principles of fairness, compassion, and opportunity for all. I invite you to join our movement, share your ideas, and work together to make our community a place where everyone can thrive. Together, we can grow a brighter, stronger future for District 23.

Thank you for your support!

— Jesus Lugo Jr.

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