John Paul Alvarez for Florida State Representative, District 100
State Representative House District 100 in FL http://www.voteforjohnpaul.com
1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd. #414
Hallandale Beach, FL
Primary Election Date: 2014-08-26 General Election Date: 2014-11-04
Who am I?
My name is John Paul Alvarez and I am 3rd grade teacher at Stirling Elementary in Hollywood, FL. I am also a proud member of the Broward Teacher's Union, and a volunteer Literacy and Mathematics tutor in my community. I was born in Miami and raised in south Broward where I graduated from Stranahan High School. I am a graduate of Broward College and the University of Central Florida, where I earned my B.A. in Public History. I am a professionally certified teacher in the state of Florida.
Why am I running?
The first and most important reason why I'm running is to bring about transparency and accountability of government. “Putting people first!” is more than a campaign slogan, it is an expression of my deeply held belief that the government should represent and champion the People, not big agribusiness and casinos or private charter schools and insurance vultures. I put myself through college working two to three minimum wage jobs; now that I am a teacher I know how it is to live paycheck to paycheck like the majority of Floridians do. I want to create bills on education, small business incentives, and living wages.
1) Equality – Equal pay for equal work, women’s rights, GLBT marriage
2) Education – Fully funded, high quality schools
3) Labor – Protecting collective bargaining and working families
My DFA Values
My values are stem from my innate desire to help those that are the most vulnerable in our society. I became a teacher to make a huge difference in every child's life, and I am a bold progressive Democrat because I believe that our biggest strength as a state and as a nation come from people, and not corporations or special interests. I have pledged to put people first in every decision that I'll make when I serve.
My Campaign is People Powered!
I am an active member of several democratic clubs in and around my community, where I was able to connect with many like-minded activist that desired to assist me in my campaign. I also reached out to the Broward College Democratic Club, from which many students volunteered their time to canvass, phone bank and participate in events. In the course of canvasing, we have recruited and will work towards recruiting voters that will be willing to work in my campaign.