Welcome to the twenty-fourth episode of The Gap Minders! Today we have the awesome chance to chat with San Diego City Councilmember of District 7, Raul Campillo!Listen to “Episode 24 | Raul Campillo, San Diego City Councilmember, District 7” on Spreaker.
In this fun, thoughtful, and great episode, Nancy and Jose are joined in studio by one of San Diego’s leaders, Raul Campillo, the Councilmember for District 7, a diverse district spanning from the 5 to the 125! Born and raised in Calexico, Raul learned at a young age the importance of morality, family, the immigrant experience, and small business. He went on to apply all of these principles as he grew from a 5th grade teacher in Las Vegas, became a lawyer at a top firm and ultimately to arriving at his passion for public service. We hear from Raul the importance of reading and his strategy for helping his 5th grade students progress in their reading levels: build trust and push them!
Building trust has served Raul well as he leads and governs today always mindful of his true north: remember who you serve. Stay engaged with the community, listen well and serve those who elected you to the role is how he leads.
Here are some other amazing takeaways from the interview with Raul:
- The homeless challenge in San Diego and his view on how we’re doing
- The shocked feeling he had when he read “Number Of The Stars”
- His passion for compassion, fueled by the loss of his brother to an opioid overdose
- The time Ted Kennedy stayed at his parent’s home!
- The answers to the Rapid Fire questions!
A truly fun and important conversation from a wonderful gap minder. Thank you, Raul Campillo, for being passionate about literacy, gaps, willingness to serve, and for joining us on The Gap Minders.
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