FULLERTON, CA — Today, Fullerton Planning Commissioner Arnel Dino, announced his candidacy for the Fullerton City Council in the newly-created District 3.
“I am running for City Council because our community deserves a voice. I have called this district home almost my entire life and I understand the needs and concerns of my neighbors. I have been working on the issues that my neighbors care about in our community for years and hope to continue that service as a Councilmember.”
Mr. Dino has served his community in a variety of capacities.
Mr. Dino has been an appointed member of the city’s Ad Hoc Water Rate Review Committee, Water Bill Appeals Board, Citizens Infrastructure Review Committee, Economic Development Commission, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Committee and the Planning Commission, where he currently serves as commission vice chair.
During his time as the Chair of the Water Bill Appeals Board, Mr. Dino successfully spearheaded an appeal process for residents that saw an 80% successful appellate rate, saving residents more than $10,000.
“I am extremely concerned about maintaining the quality of life for everyone in the neighborhood I live in, my district and city. To that end, if elected, my goals will be to prioritize addressing the challenges surrounding our infrastructure, public safety, housing/utility and rental assistance.
“I recently proposed to my colleagues on the Planning Commission that we develop an inclusionary housing policy with all new development. It is currently being discussed at City Council.”
In addition to running a successful family business for the past 35 years, Mr. Dino has volunteered with numerous community organizations including the Boys and Girls of Fullerton, the Fullerton College Foundation Advisory Board and several of the local Chambers of Commerce.
Mr. Dino is proud to be endorsed by Fullerton Mayor Fred Jung, as well as several other local electeds in the region, including:
- California Attorney General Rob Bonta
- Fullerton School Board Trustee Leonel Talavera
- Artesia Mayor Melissa Ramoso
- Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
- Cerritos Mayor Mark Pulido (ret.)
- Cerritos Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama
- Buena Park City Councilmember Connor Traut
- Huntington Beach Councilmember Kim Carr
- Irvine City Councilmember Tammy Kim
- Anaheim Elementary School Board President Dr. Jose Paolo Magcalas
“My experiences as a member of this community, as well as my history of service within it makes me uniquely qualified to be able to hit the ground running from Day 1. If elected to represent District 3, I pledge to implement a servant-leadership style of representation, where the needs of the constituents come first .”
Arnel Dino is a businessman and lifelong resident of Fullerton.. He is the Vice-Chair of the Fullerton Planning Commission and 30 year family business owner in Fullerton. Arnel holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and earned professional certificates in Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management from Cal State Fullerton.
Fullerton is Orange County’s sixth most populous city, with an estimated 141,874 residents. In 2022, the city realigned its five electoral districts, creating District 3, featuring 27,977 residents. Located in northeast Fullerton, District 3 encompasses Cal State Fullerton, Hope International University, Craig Regional Park, Gilman Park and Chapman Park.
CONTACT: Arnel Dino, 714.325.9901 or email@example.com
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