For Immediate Release (dated: 11/1/2017)
Long Time Culver City Leader Marcus Tiggs Announces Candidacy For City Council
Former Planning Commissioner Will Run For Council in 2018. Tiggs Will Use His Experience To Keep Neighborhoods Safe, Help Grow Career Building Jobs, And Make Culver City An Even Better Home Town.
(Culver City) – Citing love for his hometown, Marcus Tiggs today announced his candidacy for Culver City Council in the election to be held in April 2018. A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and combat veteran, Tiggs detailed the importance of keeping neighborhoods safe, continuing to help Culver City attract career building jobs and opportunities, and working together to continue to make our community the best hometown.
“Since I was 9 years old, Culver City as a community has helped shape my success, and it has been an honor to serve on our planning commission and throughout the community,” said Tiggs. “We are a vital, and diverse community. By working to keep our neighborhoods safe from crime and cut through traffic, working to bring job creators and innovators to Culver City so residents can build their careers here, and continuing to engage the community in building a great hometown, together we will achieve great things for all residents.”
Following his graduation from Pepperdine and his service in the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, Marcus has practiced law for more than two decades helping negotiate and argue cases all the way through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Culver City has always been a great crossroads culturally and regionally and when we capitalize on that, we flourish,” explained Tiggs. “My career in public service has taken me into command situations around the globe, while my legal career has helped resolve incredibly complex financial challenges. On our Council, I will put that experience to work keeping the City focused on being responsive to the residents, while wisely allocating and spending our tax dollars on needed projects.”
By getting the community more involved in local government Tiggs will focus on keeping neighborhoods and homes safe from crime, enhancing senior and children services, and making government decisions more transparent to the public.
“Solutions don’t just come from one person’s idea, but from a careful review of all sides of an argument. With full participation by residents and other stakeholders, we will build a consensus without losing sight of what the common goal is—enhancing our quality of life,” said Tiggs. “On our Council, I will push to make sure that we work together so that Culver City works for every resident.”
Join Marcus at his campaign kickoff party on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the residence of Mike “Mr. Culver City” Cohen, 4378 Jasmine Ave., Culver City CA 90232. For more information on the event and campaign visit www.elecTiggs.com.
ABOUT MARCUS TIGGS FOR CITY COUNCIL 2018
For over 15 years Tiggs has served the community in numerous capacities from the Planning Commission (including as chair), as chair of the Fiesta La Ballona Committee, and as a leader on the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee, Culver City Unified School District Citizen Bond Oversight Committee, the Centennial Celebration Committee, and numerous other groups. A retired combat veteran Army Lieutenant Colonel and longtime local attorney, Marcus Tiggs is running for Culver City Council in the April 2018 election.
Marcus can be recached directly by phone (213-629-8801) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org