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About David Lozano

David Lozano has a remarkable background, both professionally and personally, spanning over four decades. His career started as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff and a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Monterey Park – a law enforcement officer – but not just any law enforcement officer. Lozano was an extremely seasoned, highly experienced, well-trained deputy sheriff and police officer. The best of the best. This was because Lozano came from one of the three most famous, historically well-known sheriff stations of old Los Angeles – Lynwood, Firestone, and Lennox. Lozano worked the graveyard shift of Lennox Sheriff’s Station – one of the highest felony arrest stations in the early 1980s.

Aside from making over a hundred felony arrests, Lozano was involved in numerous life-saving rescue operations and investigative crime teams that resulted in several department accommodations. Lozano also had the opportunity to work at IRC (Inmate Reception Center) of the Men’s Main Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, Biscailuz Center, Sybil Brand Institute, 13th Floor Jail Ward at the USC Medical Center, and Wayside Honor Ranch.

He is currently an accomplished and well-recognized attorney in State and Federal Court that specializes not only in business and personal finance but is known to be an aggressive and skillful negotiator as well, advising and instructing other attorneys and law firms throughout the country. Lozano has owned, managed, and operated his own law firm and several other law firms as a senior law partner for over 28 years with numerous office locations, sometimes employing over a hundred staff and legal personnel. Although Lozano has represented clients in a variety of areas of law ranging from criminal defense to civil contract law, Lozano’s specialty is in resolving complex financial matters, and as such, he has saved thousands of California resident’s homes from foreclosure, their businesses from shutting down, and individual lives and careers from financial ruin.

Lorzano earned his Juris Doctorate Degree at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut, formerly known as the University of Bridgeport School of Law, in 1993. His achievements were many, but two that bring special pride to him were receiving the Thurgood Marshall Award and the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award presented by the Law School’s Dean. Lozano was also the first sophomore in the school’s history to be elected as the law school’s Student Body Vice-President. 

While attending law school, Lozano was chosen to be a legal analyst for the Connecticut State Legislature, where he worked first-hand with the State elected officials. His duties required him to research and report directly to the various committees on the cause and effects of proposed legislative bills before being introduced into law.  

Lozano’s work has allowed him to travel extensively throughout the world, taking him to New Zealand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, France, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Lozano has also worked in many countries such as Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, Greece, Fiji and Australia bringing a broad range and spectrum of knowledge and experience to how businesses, governments, and cultures merge and cooperate to find solutions to problems and complex situations. 

In the past, Lozano had taken on many character-building jobs and positions when he was in the process of creating his professional career. Some of those jobs were as a high school and grammar school teacher in both California and Connecticut, a professional sommelier and restaurateur, an international guest relations representative, an underwater dive instructor and explorer, and a union clerk. In combination with his academic achievements, all of these jobs and positions give Lozano the capacity to have the knowledge, skill, ability, and experience to govern, manage, direct, and, most importantly, lead. 

For the past 30 years, Lozano’s wife, Dawn, has been with him by his side the entire time. A New York girl, Dawn has both inspired Lozano and been there to pick him up when things get tough or daunting. They have two teenage boys, Christopher and William, to keep them busy if work, sports, school, and after-school activities are not enough. 

Now, as a candidate for Governor, Lozano plans to take his life experiences and accomplishments and use them to fight for the causes, rights, and privileges of the people of the Golden State so that they and their families can enjoy and embrace the beauty, riches, and joy that overflow in the great State of California. 

Website: lozanoforcalifornia.com

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David Lozano Quotes

  • “I know fraternities have a bad rep right now, but the media has given a horrible impression about sororities and fraternities. They have a beautiful side to them. They do a lot of community service and have many historical traditions that many people don’t know about. There is a party side to fraternities, but there is a lot of tradition and history.”
  • “After graduation, I became an LA County Deputy Sheriff and worked in the jails for a few years. After that, I worked in South Central LA with the special crime units.”
  • “I applied for the Secret Service when I returned from my international jobs.”
  • “The last time I got to dive was with my sons in Beliz, and we dove the Blue Hole. The one in Beliz is the most famous because it is so big. The most dangerous Blue Hole Dahab in Sinai in Egypt. I dove that in 1986. The only way to get to that dive back then is by a 7-hour camel ride.”
  • David’s career started as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff and a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Monterey Park.
  • He came from one of the three most famous, historically well-known sheriff stations of old Los Angeles – Lynwood, Firestone, and Lennox. 
  • He is currently an accomplished and well-recognized attorney in State and Federal Court who specializes not only in business and personal finance but is known to be an aggressive and skillful negotiator as well, advising and instructing other attorneys and law firms throughout the country.
  • David earned his Juris Doctorate Degree at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut in 1993.
  • Now, as a candidate for Governor, Lozano plans to take his life experiences and accomplishments and use them to fight for the causes, rights, and privileges of the people of the Golden State so that they and their families can enjoy and embrace the beauty, riches, and joy that overflow in the great State of California. 

WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY? 

I was born here and grew up in Alhambra. My father is from Mexico City, and my mother is from Indiana and met in Los Angeles. I grew up on Cordova street, and my mother still lives there.

I was a paperboy for the Alhambra Post Advocate for five years.

DID YOU HAVE TO GO COLLECT FOR THE NEWSPAPER? 

I sure did. Every Saturday, I had to go door to door to collect and hopefully get a tip. I actually won a trip to Catalina Island because I won the contest for the most new subscribers. 

WHERE DOES YOUR JOURNEY GO FROM THERE? 

After being a paperboy, I had several jobs in the San Gabriel Valley area. I worked for Sir George’s as a busboy before they tore it down. Then I worked at Arby’s and then became a box boy at Alpha Beta, and my son is following in his father’s footsteps and is a box boy now, too.

After being a box boy, I was a grocery clerk, unloaded the trucks, and was in Union 770. I did everything there.

I put myself through Cal State LA  and joined the fraternity there. I know fraternities have a bad rep right now, but the media has given a horrible impression about sororities and fraternities. 

They have a beautiful side to them. They do a lot of community service and have many historical traditions that many people don’t know about. There is a party side to fraternities, but there is a lot of tradition and history.

One of our requirements, when you pledge the fraternity, is to contact two alums and talk to them about the fraternity, and then they’ll sign off on your pledge badge.

I was interested in politics and contacted the number one pin for our fraternity, Mike Antonovich, who was the LA County Supervisor. 

We spoke for hours. He told me about the Republican Party and wanted to know what my career goal was, which was to be a police officer, and he said to me that you couldn’t be a police officer until you’re 21, but you could be a reserve police officer at 18. Mike was a reserve police officer for Glendale. 

Mike told me that one of our fraternity brothers was a reserve police officer for Monterey Park PD and told me to go check it out. I did, and that’s how I became a reserve police officer for Monterey Park.

Because I became a reserve police officer, which made my entry into the LA County Sheriff’s Department much easier, and I had more credibility because I had been a reserve officer.

I became president of the fraternity, which was great to be elected by my fellow brothers. I was also elected to the student council for Cal State LA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

After graduation, I became an LA County Deputy Sheriff and worked in the jails for a few years. After that, I worked in South Central LA with the special crime units.

After this, I wanted to work all over the world. I wanted something different. I wanted something more, which led me to bring this to the show.

WHAT DID YOU BRING WITH YOU? 

I brought a pushcart. As an LA County Sheriff, you’re surrounded by a bunch of guys, and we were all adventurous. 

We went skydiving, mountain climbing, and rappelled. One of the things I did was scuba diving. I became a Scuba Diver Instructor, which was an intensive process. We spent three months from dawn until dusk changing air tanks and going in the water. We practiced underwater diving, rescue diving, and night dives. 

I ended up becoming dear friends with John, who was taking the Scuba Instructor’s class with me. 

He ended up becoming a CIA Agent, and I became a Secret Service Agent. We both became lawyers and ended up becoming Law Partners.

YOU WERE A SECRET SERVICE AGENT? 

I applied for the Secret Service when I returned from my international jobs. I worked in Egypt, Turkey, Australia, and Greece. 

HAVE YOU GONE DIVING LATELY?

I haven’t because I’ve been on the campaign trail. My biggest platform has been homelessness, mental illness, and affordable housing. I’ve been so involved with these that I have had to put diving on the back burner. 

The last time I got to dive was with my sons in Beliz, and we dove the Blue Hole. The one in Beliz is the most famous because it is so big.

The most dangerous Blue Hole Dahab in Sinai in Egypt. I dove that in 1986. The only way to get to that dive back then is by a 7-hour camel ride. 

 CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR PLATFORM? 

There are many things going on in California now, but homelessness is at the top of the list. My solution for homelessness is called New Hope, and with this solution, I can eliminate homelessness in California in two years or less. The solution is derived from Finland, where they have a program called Housing First that almost eliminated homelessness.

I took the best parts from their program and reformatted it because Finland is a socialist country, so we had to change the program for it to work here. Our country actually tried it in 2016, and it didn’t work. 

I reworked it specifically for California. My plan if I am elected governor is to create three residential cities: one in Northern, one in Central, and one in Southern California. In these areas, we’ll be able to house, care for, and rehabilitate 50,000 homeless people in each city. Then, we will plan on helping them come back into society. 

Another key point is that we’ll have an area for those who don’t want to come back into society.

WOULD THESE BE NEW CITIES? 

Yes. There would be three major locations that would be self-sustaining cities. But their focus would always be to keep an eye on the homeless.

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PLAN? 

They can find it on my website at lozanoforcalifornia.com.

 

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  1. Vincent Lugo Park. This is an excellent park for young parents. They have great serpentine slides. Tucked in the back part of the park, with special slides replicating serpents and dinosaurs.
  2. Switzer Campground. This is a great day hike and a great place to have a picnic. There are bears there, so make sure you take bear spray.
  3. Mount Wilson Observatory. The telescope is still operational and open to the public. If you drive up during the week, it’s all free. If you go during the weekend, you do have to get a parking permit.

 

HOW CAN PEOPLE GET AHOLD OF YOU? 

You can reach me at my website at  lozanoforcalifornia.com.