Where I Stand

April Verlato’s campaign is built on the pillars of community, compassion, and common sense. She seeks to bring these values to Congress, representing the diverse needs and aspirations of all constituents in the district. Her leadership is defined by action, integrity, bipartisanship, and a relentless pursuit of a brighter future for every member of the community.

Economic Revitalization and Small Business Support

April Verlato has been at the forefront of driving economic growth and revitalizing Downtown Arcadia, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to nurturing small businesses and fostering a vibrant community. As a founding member of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association, April played a pivotal role in transforming the area into a bustling hub of commerce and culture. Her vision extended beyond mere aesthetics; she focused on creating inclusive opportunities that benefited everyone, especially minority-owned businesses. April believes in an economy that thrives on innovation and hard work, not on burdensome regulations that stifle growth. She stands against policies that disadvantage workers and small enterprises, advocating instead for an environment where prosperity is within everyone’s reach.

Mayor Verlato will go to Congress and fight for our community to create a climate that brings good-paying jobs and economic vitality back to California and our Country.

Homelessness: A Compassionate, Comprehensive Approach

Recognizing the complexity of the homelessness crisis, April Verlato has actively pursued strategies that address both its symptoms and root causes. From advocating for better mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities to cutting through bureaucratic red tape that delays crucial funding, April’s efforts as Mayor showcased her determination to make a tangible difference. Her support for the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund exemplifies her belief in local solutions and oversight, ensuring that help reaches those who need it most efficiently and effectively. 

Securing Our Border and communities

Our Communities and Borders April’s stance on border security is firm: it is the government’s duty to protect its citizens from various threats, including illegal drug trafficking and terrorism. By advocating for stronger border security measures and supporting law enforcement, April aims to safeguard the well-being of all Californians. Her commitment to public safety is unwavering, evidenced by her proactive measures to enhance the police force in Arcadia and her support for legal actions that uphold the rule of law. April has, for every year in her 2 terms on the city council, voted to support all plans, ordinances, and budget requests from the Police Chief. Furthermore, she has been instrumental in organizing support for the lawsuit against the zero bail policy. Having been endorsed by numerous law enforcement unions, Riverside District Attorney Mike Hestrin, and Former LA District Attorney Steve Cooley, Mayor Verlato has shown her commitment to public safety and those who protect our community.

Fiscal Responsibility and Tax Reform

Mayor April Verlato’s dedication to fiscal responsibility is underscored by her support for legislation aimed at controlling mandatory spending and opposing tax increases. A proponent of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, April is committed to revitalizing Prop 13’s provisions, advocating for tax policies that stimulate economic independence and success for Californians.

National Security and Veterans' Care

Understanding the critical link between national security and economic independence, April supports enhancing America’s military strength and ensuring energy independence. Her respect and gratitude for veterans are profound, emphasizing the need for accessible, quality care, and support services. April’s vision includes establishing more veteran clinics and a major medical center in the San Gabriel Valley, demonstrating her commitment to those who have served our country.

Solving the National Debt Crisis

Mayor April Verlato acknowledges the pressing concern of the national debt and is committed to taking a measured and pragmatic approach to fiscal responsibility. April advocates for a balanced strategy that includes responsible budgeting, targeted spending reviews, and bipartisan collaboration to mitigate the impact of the national debt on future generations. Her commitment to addressing this issue reflects her record of reducing Arcadia’s pension liability from $150 million to less than $30 million. April will bring the same emphasis on the importance of sustainable fiscal policies to Washington, while acknowledging the need for a nuanced and comprehensive approach to the complexities of our economic challenges.