Born in Fresnillo, Zacatecaz, Mexico, Jesus Bañuelos has been a resident of the Pico Union community for 35 years, is an active parishioner at the Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, a board member on the Pico Union Neighborhood Council, and a volunteer with the Olympic Police Station. Jesus is very well known in the community and has an exceptional relationship with Councilman Gil Cedillo and his staff because of his activism, friendly and welcoming demeanor. He annually gets involved with cleanups, movies festivals, National Night Out events, and other civic activities. Jesus’ contributions to his community go beyond his neighborhood including helping coordinate community events that have helped Angelenos get their driver’s licenses, get access to better housing, and get their citizenship. Jesus is married to Zoila Bañuelos, also a community activist, and is father to three sons including Jesus, Oswaldo, and Sergio. Jesus strongly believes in continuously inviting residents to become part of community organizations where they can work to better the community; to be active and to work together for the community. For more information about Pico Union Neighborhood Council go to www.PicoUnionNC.org.
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