Susan Mercado-Gudino

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
City Council
District 7
I am currently an Uber & Lyft driver because it allows for the flexible schedule during the campaign.
I am a single mother of a 15 year old son and 4 rescue dogs.
I am Catholic and go to church every Sunday prior to the COVID - 19 pandemic. Will resume attendance when it is safe.
I am running for City Council because I want to help the Community and be their voice which is what the position is intended. 2 years I had been going to City Council and Community meetings where my City Councilman was in attendance and I noticed that the voice of the Community was not being relayed to the City Council members as it was supposed to be. I am a regular hardworking person like each of you. I am not running to make a notch in my political belt, to get insider information because I am part of a development nonprofit group or to get rich. I am running to be the voice of the people in which this position was created. 


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws O
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy O
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals O* There is only so much policing that can be done when purchasing a gun. Policing private individual sales is not realistic.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother O* Everyone's situation is different.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others O* Larger companies and corporations should not be allowed tax breaks.
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances O
8. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome O
9. Setting minimum wages above the state minimum wage O* If wagers are higher many will not be qualified for child/rent/other services that is greatly needed and they'll be in the same boat as before.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S