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Magdalena Carrasco  Proud mother of four & San José City Councilmember District 5 (East San José).

My staff and I showed our support for Denim Day in solidarity with sexual assault survivors. To learn more go to #denimday2018 #enoughisenough #keepyourhandstoyourself #iwontbebullied #notafraid

Sometimes the 🌎 just has to wait for Mommy-Daughter time! Lucky to have this time with my Beauty! Love you, Abby 😘 #mamadelospollitos #endulge #livewithintention #myonlytruth #motl #teamcarrasco

I’m a lucky woman. Spent a beautiful weekend with my wonderful children in their new hometown, NYC! Couldn’t be prouder! #mamadelospollitos #nyc #teamcarrasco #eastsanjosematters

It’s no secret, I am running for re-election in June. I qualified two weeks before my mother passed. My mother taught me voting is important for our community. I was honored to have turned in my nomination papers with my mother’s signature. Gracias mamá.
With angels on my side, we’re hitting the campaign trail! Please join me and #teamcarrasco! #neverturningback #eastsanjosematters

This past Thursday in the evening, my mother Maria granted me the honor of being by her side, and while holding her hand, surrounded by her grandchildren and loved ones, she transitioned to a new life after a long battle with skin cancer.
She was the matriarch of our very large extended family. Because of her, this proud clan from Durango, Mexico had the opportunity to live our American Dream. My father, with a 6th-grade education and my mother with a 3rd-grade education, had a vision that was greater than any diploma, degree or title. Because of their strong work ethic, they got to see their dreams come to reality in the City of San José.
My mother was driven by ambition - to see her nephews, nieces and extended family achieve victory in the United States. To her that meant being married with a family, educated, and most importantly, owning property . . . or two. It also meant family unity above all else. In these past 10 days, it was clear that she left a legacy of family unity. Our home was filled with family members and friends who came from near and far to visit and pay their respects to the woman that paved the way for this tribe.

We may not have a famous name. She didn’t invent a silicon chip or have millions in her account. But Maria “Cuca” Carrasco was as much a part of building San José as anyone else here. Her absence will reverberate throughout the walls of my house for years to come. My children will deelpy miss the daily blessings before running off to school. As her only child, I will ache for my mother’s presence in my daily “everything”. I am incredibly grateful for all she’s given me - but it’s the little things that I’ll miss the most.
Gracias, Mamá, la amo.


Daughter of Maria and Miguel Carrasco
Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco, representing East San José

To you I owe everything: my name, my culture, my family, 2 countries, 2 hearts...and a love story waiting to be told. #tbt #blessed #teamcarrasco #tierradelosalacranes

I too have many stories of discrimination because I am a WOMAN & woman of COLOR. However, today’s main theme at the Women’s March was stressing the importance of hermanas running for office. I want to share with you a little about my first run for public office. In 2010, as a mother living in the East Side, I decided to challenge the “East San José political machine.” I was told by many that I should wait my turn, I wasn’t the right fit, or that I should continue to be a stay at home mom. But I persisted, although I did not win my first campaign, I never gave up. It set me up to win a seat on the local school board, and then run again and finally win. This mom of four, a former social worker, sister, and daughter defeated a sitting incumbent Councilmember for the first time ever in San José history! So to all my sisters out there: be persistent! Together we will succeed!
And today, as I attended the Women’s March rally with my family, I was reminded why it’s important to support our women and thank our men. As a mother of three beautiful and intelligent girls and one amazing son, I have often been asked why women’s issues matter to me. The expected response would be because of my “three” daughters, but I answer because of my son. I have raised my girls to be strong and independent BUT it is my son whom I have the highest of expectations to advocate, to respect, and mostly to be kind to women. So to all the men that marched with us today, to those that love us & support us, mentor us, and expect us to be true to ourselves, I thank you!

Wishing all of you a very happy Holiday Season. May 2018 be EXTRAORDINARY! #eastsanjosematters #teamcarrasco #sanjose

We passed the Women's Bill of Rights! Because Women's rights are human rights! I want to thank the CEDAW taskforce and the Commission on Status of Women for allowing me to champion this issue. Grateful to the Mayor and my council colleagues for valuing our girls and women with this initial step.
The City of San José ensure that we look carefully that our recruitment, hiring and promotion practices does not discriminate against women; that we examine police practices and address how we handle D.V. cases, sex trafficking and sex workers; that we address issues of poverty among women and girls by addressing pay inequities, and that in general, we treat girls and women with the respect and dignity they deserve!
#wearesanjose #eastsanjosemattets #girlpower #wearesanjose #eastsidematters

Will I see you this Friday at my re-election kickoff? I hope so! Let's continue to make East San José the best place to live...together!

It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to represent you on the San José City Council. With your support, we have made great progress in creating safer neighborhoods and more engaged schools.
As a mother of four, I share the urgency to further the prosperity of our community so that our children can grow in a healthy environment.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together, but there is still more to be done.

That is why I am excited to announce that I will be seeking re-election to the San José City Council - representing District 5.

I invite you to join me as we kickoff our campaign this month.
Next Friday, December 15th, 6:30pm at Mexican Heritage Plaza, the Gallery Room.
Thank you, for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you at our kick-off. #eastsanjosematters

Taking inventory. I am BLESSED! #mamadepollitos #quesuertuda

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