South San Francisco, CA October 12, 2022 by District 1 South City Resident
Constituents want to know more about Eddie Flores and his intentions to serve residents in District 5. It is a known fact that Mr. Flores moved from Sunshine Gardens in order to “secure” a seat in District 5. One might ask, “Why did Mr. Flores move from District 1 to District 5?”. Does Mr. Flores want to secure votes from the Hispanic community? Is he preying on one’s ignorance; those that will vote based on a familiar last name? Read Mr. Flores’ appointment application from 2020. It appears he will connect to any community as long as there’s a vote that comes with it.
Let’s get to the facts.
Mr. Flores is proud to call himself a teacher often on the topic of mental health.
In fact, Mr. Flores is listed as a Volunteer on the San Francisco State University’s website. According to the SFSU website, a typical volunteer ” may perform a variety of functions in support of SFSU activities. Some examples of volunteer work include, but are not limited to: volunteers who teach, assist in teaching, or are guest lecturers, etc; assist with registration; work in Health and Learning Centers; or other campus events or activities.” So, what is Mr. Flores’ capacity at SFSU?
Meanwhile, a search on Skyline College’s website indicates that Mr. Flores is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Hospitality and Tourism Department. While this checks out for Mr. Flores being an “educator” at Skyline College it does not align with his statement on his website, “Currently, I work with the Peninsula Health Care District creating a new mental health center for youth and young adults, and as a teacher at San Francisco State University and Skyline College.”
Now, let’s get to Mr. Flores’ roots. We all have heard Mr. Flores talk about being born in El Salvador and immigrating as a young child with his family due to the civil war. But, where did he really grow up? There’s conflicting information about where he grew up. Was it San Francisco’s Mission District or South San Francisco? The inconsistency in his bios across the world wide web is raising eyebrows. Does he really have a strong connection to this communidad as he claims?
According to Mr. Flores’ Bio on the City of South San Francisco’s Meet the Council webpage,” Flores was born in El Salvador and immigrated as a young child with his family due to the civil war. He grew up in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, before moving to Daly City where he graduated from Westmoor High School.” However, the recent mailer distributed to voters indicated the following “Eddie Flores was born in El Salvador and immigrated to South San Francisco at the age of 7 to escape the civil war. His family lived in South San Francisco for over 30 years.” Furthermore, when Eddie applied for the City Council position in 2020 he indicated that he has lived in South San Francisco for 10 years.
Mr. Flores tries to connect with District 5 residents by stating that his family lived in South San Francisco for 30 years. Sorry, this doesn’t cut the mustard. Having family live in South San Francisco doesn’t automatically give you the same experience as “living” in South San Francisco. Visiting Paris, France during your summer vacations doesn’t mean you “lived” there.
Publishing inaccurate information tells you a lot about a candidate’s integrity.