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Angel BarajasAngel Barajas was born in Woodland, California. His Father, Joe, and mother Elvira, helped harvest the fields as migrant workers in Yolo County before becoming factory laborers in Woodland until they retired in 2000.

At a young age, his mother and father taught him the values of service and responsibility and blessings of his Christian faith, something Angel carries with him today.   Angel is an example of Woodland’s public school system. He attended Gibson Elementary School, Douglass Middle School, and graduated from Woodland High School.

While attending California State University, Sacramento Angel served in different leadership roles, first as Vice President and then student body President. Angel represented approximately 30,000 students.  Angel always put students first by advocating for a sound and balanced budget, opposing higher student fees, while supporting academic and recreational programs. Angel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government.

After graduating from college, Angel returned to his community as an Assistant Deputy to a Member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. In 2006 he was appointed Commissioner to the Parks & Recreation Commission and in 2007 he served as Chairman.  Having received an education in Woodland public schools, Angel ran and was elected to serve on the Woodland Joint Unified School District as a Trustee in 2010. As a member of the Woodland School Board, Angel has worked to ensure that each student has access to a quality education by working with our teachers, parents, and city officials.  Angel understands that Woodland as a community plays a pivotal part in making education a success for every child.   In addition, Angel was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Yolo County Agriculture Board of Directors, playing a central role in the annual Yolo County Fair held in Woodland. Angel’s commitment to his community is also matched by his dedication to working families. He is a dedicated employee of United Public Employees, Local 1. The union represents working families and focuses on improving the wages and healthcare benefits of thousands of its employees.

Angel’s commitment to his community is highlighted by his ability to positively impact our public schools, city services, and region. After being encouraged by a variety of community leaders and citizens to run for Woodland City Council, Angel is looking to address many important issues Woodlanders care about. Some of these issues include; Public safety, supporting Woodland’s downtown, and making sure Woodland grows in a balanced manner.



Monday, February 24, 2014
Campaign Kick Off
@ El Charro Mexican Restaurant.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening /
Walk a Precinct Day

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