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Rickk Montoya Announces Garden Grove City Council Campaign in New District 6

Garden Grove, CA      East Garden Grove resident Rickk Montoya today announced his intention to run for City Council in the newly established District 6 in Southeastern Garden Grove. This follows the Council adopting an ordinance that codified the new district maps and the city’s transition to by-district elections at last night’s council meeting.

“I have lived in this district nearly my entire life,” Rickk said. “I attended the same local schools that still serve our community and I remember the east-end apartment my mother and I lived in when I was younger. I know this district; I own a home here and I understand our issues. I will ensure East Garden Grove has a voice on our city council.”

Rickk Montoya is an Army veteran who served overseas in Kosovo. Upon returning to Garden Grove, he attended Santa Ana College and volunteered with the Orange County Public Defender’s office. He currently serves as a 911 Dispatcher with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he has worked for nearly thirteen years and handled thousands of emergency calls. Montoya also serves as a City Commissioner on the Parks, Recreation and Arts commission. He lives with his wife Autumn and they have two children, Juliet and Kennedy.

“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work,” Rickk concluded. “I plan to spend the next 7 months listening to voters, going door-to-door, and hearing what residents want their next councilmember to focus on. East Garden Grove has gone so long without a voice, it’s about time residents had someone who listened to them.”

District 6 includes the communities East of Haster St. and South of Garden Grove Blvd as well as the neighborhoods around Santiago High School and Buena Clinton. District 6 has 28,128 residents. The election will be November 8th, 2016.

You can learn more about Rickk Montoya’s campaign by visiting his website

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