ASG Senator seeks role in politics outside Palomar
Marine Corps veteran and Student Government senator Armando Telles is seeking to participate more in his community by running for President of the Veteran’s Club of San Diego County.
The senator, who had a brief campaign for ASG President, now sets his sights on the club, which started in August, 2011. According to Telles, the club wishes to raise political awareness among veterans and “help them feel part of the community again.”
Helping returning servicemen feel welcome at home is something Telles holds close to his heart, stating that when he first came home, there was a period of adjustment. He hopes that by bringing in more people to the club, participants will feel they have a place where they are welcome.
Telles’ efforts don’t end there. As part of the ASG, he brought the Wounded Warriors program to the schools attention and he currently serves on the state and county level of the California Democratic Party’s Veteran’s Caucus.
Telles is running against Karen Marie Otter, an Army Veteran turned businesswoman and political reformer who ran for United States Congress in 2006 in District 52. Currently, she sits as the second Vice Chair in the California Democratic Party Veteran’s Caucus.
Telles believes having a representative of Palomar College on the board is vital as the college is currently the biggest recipient of GI Bill funds in the state.
The final election will be held this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1p.m. at the San Diego County Democratic Party Headquarters off of Clairemont Mesa.
UPDATE: Since the posting of this article, Armando Telles was elected President for the club’s first full term.