About Carlos Franco
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CLEAN AND SAFE COMMUNITY​

Buena Park is a place where families thrive. Giving residents an opportunity to invest in their future goals with a clean and safe city is a core need.
Love Buena Park

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES​

Continue fostering an equitable environment for students and adults to live their potential
Buena Park Goes To College

LOCAL ECONOMY​

More than Beach Blvd, Buena Park should focus on creating a sustainable microeconomy with higher paying opportunities
Power of Local

Growing up in the 90's

From Buena Park

Carlos Franco–along with his sisters–is a first-generation American, his parents having come from two different states in Mexico. Carlos has always embraced a love of country and love of his neighbors.

From kindergarten at Whitaker Elementary to the former Beatty Elementary, Carlos Franco started his journey in the close-knit community of Buena Park.

Photo Credit: Mom

Growing up in the 90's

From Buena Park

Carlos Franco–along with his sisters–is a first-generation American, his parents having come from two different states in Mexico. Carlos has always embraced a love of country and love of his neighbors.

From kindergarten at Whitaker Elementary to the former Beatty Elementary, Carlos Franco started his journey in the close-knit community of Buena Park.

Photo Credit: Mom

First Home

The American Dream

Like many families, purchasing a home is a major milestone. In the early 2000s, the Franco family accomplished that milestone and put down roots in Buena Park, the Center of the Southland.

With a historical home, built in the 1920s, there has always been something that needs fixing or replacing.  Fortunately, Carlos Franco’s father was extremely handy, and he taught young Carlos several trades including plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, and others.

Photo Credit: Mom

First Home

The American Dream

Like many families, purchasing a home is a major milestone. In the early 2000s, the Franco family accomplished that milestone and put down roots in Buena Park, the Center of the Southland.

With a historical home, built in the 1920s, there has always been something that needs fixing or replacing.  Fortunately, Carlos Franco’s father was extremely handy, and he taught young Carlos several trades including plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, and others.

Photo Credit: Mom

Buena Park High School

Harnessing the Power of Community

Carlos Franco has always been a high-energy person. In his youth, that sometimes got him in trouble. However, it was that exact trait that gave way to harnessing the power of community.

Through the Buena Park Rotary Club and many other local service organizations, he used that energy to grow and mobilize the local Interact Club and expand service efforts in Orange County.

He also met some of his mentors, including Dennis Salts, former Centralia School Board Trustee and Library Board Member; Christiana Salts, Kindness Award Recipient; and Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Swift, Buena Park City Councilmember.

Buena Park High School

Harnessing the Power of Community

Carlos Franco has always been a high-energy person. In his youth, that sometimes got him in trouble. However, it was that exact trait that gave way to harnessing the power of community.

Through the Buena Park Rotary Club and many other local service organizations, he used that energy to grow and mobilize the local Interact Club and expand service efforts in Orange County.

He also met some of his mentors, including Dennis Salts, former Centralia School Board Trustee and Library Board Member; Christiana Salts, Kindness Award Recepient; and Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Swift, Buena Park City Councilmember.

Cal State Fullerton

It Takes A Titan

Even after high school, Carlos Franco understood the need to continue his involvement in the community.

He participated in several causes and organizations such as encouraging Buena Park High School Students to pursue a higher education and even served as keynote speaker for the 2014 “Buena Park Goes to College” event.

Carlos served as Governor for the 5320 District Rotaract, the college-level Rotary Club, and New Generations Advisor.

As a first-generation college student, he collaborated with the Chicano Resource Center and the Academic Advisement Center in efforts to retain academically at-risk students.

Cal State Fullerton

It Takes A Titan

Even after high school, Carlos Franco understood the need to continue his involvement in the community.

He participated in several causes and organizations such as encouraging Buena Park High School Students to pursue a higher education and even served as keynote speaker for the 2014 “Buena Park Goes to College” event.

Carlos served as Governor for the 5320 District Rotaract, the college-level Rotary Club, and New Generations Advisor.

As a first-generation college student, he collaborated with the Chicano Resource Center and the Academic Advisement Center in efforts to retain academically at-risk students.

Today

For Buena Park

Recently he served as Vice Chair for the Human Relations Committee for the City of Buena Park with efforts to embrace social justice.

As a founding member, he also served as Chair for the Buena Park Sister City Foundation, to focus on cross-cultural understanding at the local level.

He was the youngest Board Member for Giving Children Hope, which helps serve vulnerable children and families, and leads the NextGen Committee, which aids in the continuous mentorship of young adults towards upward mobility.

With a lifetime of service centered around Buena Park, Carlos Franco now hopes to give back in another way to a community that has given him so much.  He is running for City Council, where he will continue to bridge gaps across cultures, generations, and experiences in the city where his family first put down their roots. Carlos humbly asks for your support and your vote.

Today

For Buena Park

Recently he served as Vice Chair for the Human Relations Committee for the City of Buena Park with efforts to embrace social justice.

As a founding member, he also served as Chair for the Buena Park Sister City Foundation, to focus on cross-cultural understanding at the local level.

He was the youngest Board Member for Giving Children Hope, which helps serve vulnerable children and families, and leads the NextGen Committee, which aids in the continuous mentorship of young adults towards upward mobility.

With a lifetime of service centered around Buena Park, Carlos Franco now hopes to give back in another way to a community that has given him so much.  He is running for City Council, where he will continue to bridge gaps across cultures, generations, and experiences in the city where his family first put down their roots. Carlos humbly asks for your support and your vote.

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