Name: Heather Grow
How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 37 years
Education: bachelor's degree in political science-public service from UC Davis; juris foctor and government affairs certificate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Previously elected or appointed positions: Huntington Beach Youth Board
Community organizations you belong to: Assistance League of Huntington Beach, Friends of the Library, Books for Soldiers
What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now?
We need to restore community pride. Huntington Beach residents need to feel their voice is being heard and their views are at the heart of the policy-making process.
Maintaining public safety. It's imperative that lives and property are protected, crime is prevented, order is maintained, and laws are enforced with due regard for the constitutional rights of all citizens. Our police, fire protection and marine safety departments cannot operate on shoestring budgets. I will work with public safety leaders to ensure they have the necessary funds and employees to keep our city safe and running efficiently.