DeLima is a local businessman who has spoken out often about what he considers City Council overreach. He has lent his voice to efforts to reign in the city’s treatment of local drivers as well as what he sees as a heavy handed approach to local business leaders.
DeLima began his campaign by speaking about his philosophy that the average citizens is the power in an jurisdiction and that elected officials should always be aware of that and never lose touch with the fact that they too were ordinary citizens at one time. DeLima proudly uses the phrase, “A Citizen – Not A Politician” when speaking to groups or campaigning throughout the community and this one slogan reflects his deeper feeling about the role that citizens play in each other’s lives.
DeLima often speaks of the fact that he has been able to achieve success in life and in business because of the help he has received from his fellow citizens, and his approach to government is that elected officials should continually work to better the lives of their fellow citizens and help them attain success rather than constantly put up obstacles to success as is often the case with governmental bodies at all levels.
Local residents in Walnut Creek are familiar with DeLima as a successful business owner and many have encountered his “pay-it-forward,”
About: DeLima’s campaign will center on the issues of lower taxes, less burdensome regulation, promoting volunteerism and implementing policies that allow fellow citizens to help and support each other. DeLima’s campaign office will provide further details about the candidate and his positions to those who contact them.
Name: Matt DeLima
Location: Walnut Creek, CA