Salvador is a Mexican-American DMV native who believes in the power of community. His commitment towards progressive values such as social justice, inclusion, and equal opportunity has gifted him with the experience to best represent our neighborhood and ensure that the community’s voices are heard.
Raised in an Immigrant household, Salvador understands the value of hard work and appreciates the blessings of opportunity that are not readily available for everyone. He understands the hardships that many working families face due to the current climate: COVID-19, gun violence, unemployment and housing insecurity. Salvador is dedicated to using his personal history of fighting adversity and gaining new perspective to tackle community issues.
Officially moving out of the backyard of Washington, D.C. in 2015, Salvador was able to find work in the legal field within the District while still committing himself to his loved ones and advocacy work. Salvador sat on executive-boards for several non-profits dedicated to community empowerment such as United for Social Justice and Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has helped raise thousands of dollars for the Latin American Youth Center of Washington, D.C. and devoted time as a Higher Achievement Mentor at Brookland Middle School desiring to dedicate more time to local youth initiatives in Ward 5.
The continued inaction of elected officials failing to protect residents of the neighborhood and the ongoing devastating effects of COVID-19 prompted Salvador to pursue elected office and use his personal and professional experience, knowledge, and compassion to defend and advocate for his neighbors within 5D02. COVID-19 is not creating new problems, but rather, exacerbating the severity of existing ones. Gun violence has been a central issue within Trinidad for years alongside incidents of police brutality. Homeownership and options for fair housing are only available to the privileged few. The need to serve our community is becoming more and more urgent in these trying times. Salvador is running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission to be an advocate of the block and raise the voices of neighborhood residents to amplify the interests of the people of Trinidad.
"My focus before 2020 ends is rebuild the Trinidad Neighborhood Association and get to know what my neighbors need from me."