WHY AM I RUNNING FOR MAYOR?

I am offering new leadership for Hawthorne. Leadership that listens to residents, puts their needs ahead of special interests and provides real transparency. I believe I’ve already demonstrated those qualities but I am committing right now to expand them and integrate them throughout the city as Mayor. I ask you to join me in this cause. To provide real leadership for a city starved for it.

Why Am I Running

For Mayor?

I am offering new leadership for Hawthorne. Leadership that listens to residents, puts their needs ahead of special interests and provides real transparency. I believe I’ve already demonstrated those qualities but I am committing right now to expand them and integrate them throughout the city as Mayor. I ask you to join me in this cause. To provide real leadership for a city starved for it.

ABout Haidar Awad

Often described as a passionate and dedicated leader, Council member Haidar Awad is the voice of innovation for Hawthorne’s future and renewal. Haidar was first elected in 2015 at the age of twenty-four and is now into his fifth year on the city council, serving two of those years as Mayor Pro Tem. From the beginning Haidar has made his proprieties clear, he distinguished himself as a watchdog of city finances, proponent of public safety, and advocate for veterans.

ABout
Haidar Awad

Often described as a passionate and dedicated leader, Council member Haidar Awad is the voice of innovation for Hawthorne’s future and renewal. Haidar was first elected in 2015 at the age of twenty-four and is now into his fifth year on the city council, serving two of those years as Mayor Pro Tem. From the beginning Haidar has made his proprieties clear, he distinguished himself as a watchdog of city finances, proponent of public safety, and advocate for veterans.

what are your greatest accomplishments?

I’m often asked what I’m most proud of accomplishing. While there are many things, I would have to say my top three are my blight fee, the COVID-19 testing center, and the veteran housing project.

what are your greatest accomplishments?

I’m often asked what I’m most proud of accomplishing. While there are many things, I would have to say my top three are my blight fee, the COVID-19 testing center, and the veteran housing project.

Before I was elected to the city council, I felt like many of you — that City Hall and elected officials just didn’t listen.

I vowed to change that and go to the residents rather than wait for them to come to a council meeting. After all, I work for you and you’re busy people.

How will you reach and involve residents opinions?

How will you reach and Involve Residents Opinions?

Before I was elected to the city council, I felt like many of you — that City Hall and elected officials just didn’t listen.

I vowed to change that and go to the residents rather than wait for them to come to a council meeting. After all, I work for you and you’re busy people.

How are you helping our veterans?

Helping our Veterans is the right thing to do. We owe them a great debt and we are obliged to show our gratitude for their service and sacrifices.

Working closely with our own Hawthorne Veterans Commission, I’ve supported and attended several Veteran Resource events in Hawthorne.

How are you helping our veterans?

Helping our Veterans is the right thing to do. We owe them a great debt and we are obliged to show our gratitude for their service and sacrifices.

Working closely with our own Hawthorne Veterans Commission, I’ve supported and attended several Veteran Resource events in Hawthorne.

Let’s face it, 2020 is not the year we all expected. Back in January I had set out goals for this year just as anyone else, but circumstances obviously changed. However, one of my goals was to continue improving our city’s financial situation. Frankly, this has been a goal every year since I’ve been on the city council.

Another goal I have is to attract improved shopping and dining options for Hawthorne. You might call this a long-term goal.

What are your top goals to achieve for the city?

what are your top goals to achieve for the city?

Let’s face it, 2020 is not the year we all expected. Back in January I had set out goals for this year just as anyone else, but circumstances obviously changed. However, one of my goals was to continue improving our city’s financial situation. Frankly, this has been a goal every year since I’ve been on the city council.

Another goal I have is to attract improved shopping and dining options for Hawthorne. You might call this a long-term goal.

what are your plans for affordable housing and parking?

Unfortunately, poor decisions in the past have left Hawthorne with narrow streets, housing too dense for our neighborhoods, and terrible parking. I’ve been working with residents, state and county leaders, and urban planners to find workable solutions for Hawthorne.

Moving forward, I’m creating a task force to develop both short and long term recommendations tailored to Hawthorne’s unique needs.

what are your plans for affordable housing and parking?

Unfortunately, poor decisions in the past have left Hawthorne with narrow streets, housing too dense for our neighborhoods, and terrible parking. I’ve been working with residents, state and county leaders, and urban planners to find workable solutions for Hawthorne.

Moving forward, I’m creating a task force to develop both short and long term recommendations tailored to Hawthorne’s unique needs.

what qualifies you to be the best leader?

The value of a good education was instilled in me at an early age, so I’m proud to hold a Business Administration degree from the University of California, Riverside. I now hold an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and just last month I earned a Master’s in Public Administration from USC’s Price School of Public Policy.

I’m proud to have guided Hawthorne into a new era of fiscal stability and transparency and instituted much-needed reforms like my “finance oversight committee” that regularly reviews city expenditures and makes recommendations.

The value of a good education was instilled in me at an early age, so I’m proud to hold a Business Administration degree from the University of California, Riverside. I now hold an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and just last month I earned a Master’s in Public Administration from USC’s Price School of Public Policy.

I’m proud to have guided Hawthorne into a new era of fiscal stability and transparency and instituted much-needed reforms like my “finance oversight committee” that regularly reviews city expenditures and makes recommendations.

what qualifies you to be the best leader?

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