Stockton, CA- Diana Lowery is presently the 4th District City Councilmember in Stockton and she is seeking voters to reelect her in a second term.
“I am a 4th generation resident of Stockton and the daughter of an Italian war prisoner,” said Lowery. At a very young age her mother thought her the importance of volunteerism and she noted that she been active community volunteer ever since.
“I am a business woman and a volunteer,” continued Lowery. Lowery owns the Diana Lowery Consultant Group. She served as the President of the Stockton Sister Cities Association and as the Chair of the Stockton/Parma, Italy International Sister Cities project, and she was appointed to the California Italian-American Task Force.
“When people have an opportunity to become friends and form strong friendships, people will be less likely start a war.” During her term as a councilwoman, Lowery has contributed to several projects such as the March Lane Bicycle path, El Dorado Street Improvement and the Miracle Mile Improvements effort to improve Pacific Avenue.
“This is [the Miracle Mile] a historical area, it needs to be friendly and it needs to be economically strong,” said Lowery. An $85,000 donation from the University of Pacific paid for the designs and the projects of Pacific Avenues’ Southern blocks known as the Miracle Mile. The project is projected to start August of this year.
Due to her background in volunteer work, Lowery also started a program called VISTAS – which links volunteers with opportunities to help Stockton. “Churches, schools, non-profit organizations and even parks find this program very useful,” says Lowery, “the City of Stockton has 60 parks, twenty of them adopted by the VISTAS program, where the volunteers take out trash and graffiti, maintaining the parks clean.”
Challenging Diana Lowery is Attorney Moses Zapien and Theresa Velazques who has a Doctorate in Management.