Nationally Certified Human Resources Specialist Selena Thomas has announced her candidacy for a seat on Santa Clarita City Council in the upcoming municipal elections.
Thomas officially filed for the 2022 municipal election on June 23, where she plans to advocate for the protection of small businesses as the economy recovers, according to documents filed with the city of Santa Clarita.
“I work with small businesses on a daily basis,” Thomas said in an interview with KHTS when he was first elected to city council in 2020. “At the height of the pandemic, it became clear that there was going to be a long recovery. specifically and especially for small businesses Many of the problems that arose during the life of the PPP, unemployment, all these nuances required a person experienced in the crisis to be able to work on a recovery.
With her experience as the Founder of 6 Degrees HR Consulting and Nationally Certified Human Resources Specialist, Thomas acknowledges that “we are just a sample of what has happened nationally, but we can certainly to be the model of how to recover. ”
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If elected for the 2022 term, Thomas plans to prioritize the Santa Clarita small business recovery and continue his work to accelerate the pace of infrastructure, according to Thomas.
“Because we didn’t have a COVID manual, there were a lot of limits to what the city could do because you don’t know what you don’t know,” Thomas said. “My first order of business would be to help develop this response in a way that supports small business.”
Since his first candidacy for Santa Clarita City Council in 2020, Thomas has continued his work with the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce and has been named a Rising Star by the WiSH Education Foundation.
“Even though I didn’t get the votes the first time around, I will still lend myself as a servant in this community no matter what,” Thomas said. “I am proud to continue my work while remaining very committed to the business sector.
Thomas works closely with many Santa Clarita businesses, labor lawyers and insurance brokers to support the Santa Clarita businesses and the real people who brought these businesses to life, while helping them recover from the impact of COVID-19, officials said. .
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In addition to helping Santa Clarita’s economic recovery, Thomas’ main goals include the return to organized sports and the return to school, as well as the development of sustainable employment in terms of income and work to become a desirable community for large companies, according to Thomas.
“Once COVID is over, I would like big businesses to see the landscape we have with our proximity to Los Angeles and the abundance of open space,” Thomas said. “We have many mutually beneficial opportunities to make Santa Clarita a great place to live and work. “
In the 2020 race for Santa Clarita City Council, Thomas had led in terms of money raised in his first month, with more than $ 20,000 in contributions, according to city officials.
“I’m not a politician, I’m a businesswoman,” Thomas said. “I work to get feedback from everyone, from golfers to Girl Scouts. It is important that people can relate to the people who sit on city council and I have a lot of layers. I’m a mom, I’m a business owner, and everything I stand for has come to me organically.
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