Ward 3, Angelica Amezcua

Ward 3, Angelica AmezcuaOccupation: Educator
Education: Saddleback High School
Loyola Marymount University B.A. - Spanish Literature,
M.A. – Biliteracy, Leadership, and Intercultural Education
First Elected: November 2012
Term Expires:  November 2016
E-mail: AAmezcua@santa-ana.org

Angelica Amezcua, the youngest of eight, was born in Michoacan Mexico.  Her father first immigrated to the United States in 1956 during the Bracero movement.  Angelica was raised in Santa Ana where she attended Jefferson Elementary, Mc Fadden Intermediate, and Saddleback High School. After high school Angelica attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature in 1995.  In 2009 she earned a Master’s degree in Biliteracy, Leadership, and Intercultural Education also from Loyola Marymount.

From the Jesuit teachings at Loyola, Angelica learned the value of community service and the promotion of social justice.  During her college years she became involved with the De Colores organization that provided volunteer service to various orphanages in Tijuana.  More recently, Amezcua is a mentor for the GRIP program (Gang Prevention and Intervention Partnership). 

While on the City Council, Angelica’s priorities include education, business growth, safety and communication between the Council and its constituents.  As a school teacher she knows first hand of the very real and substantial challenges that teachers face in providing students with an outstanding education.  To that end, she seeks to establish opportunities for partnerships between the city and the school district.  Angelica believes in robust and responsible business growth that supports the needs and concerns of our citizens.

Angelica is a member of the Code and Ethics & Conduct Committee, Parks, Recreation, Education and Youth (PREY) Committee, and is an alternate for the Orange County Fire Authority Committee.

Councilwoman Amezcua has been teaching in Santa Ana for 17 years.  She lives in the Morrison Park neighborhood with her husband Robert and her two sons Andres and Bobby.