1 hr 19 min

City of Lakewood Mayor, Ariel Pe LET'S GO!

    • Society & Culture

Have you ever wondered what it takes to transition from the corporate world to serving your local community as a city mayor? We sat down with Ariel Pei, the Mayor of Lakewood, who shared his unique journey from trading his corporate life at Vans to embracing the unpredictable world of local politics. Join us as we delve into his Filipino-American heritage, his steadfast Catholic faith, and how these factors inspired him to make a difference in his community, starting with a humble printing business. 

Ariel's story is one of risk, resilience, and reward. His shift from a secured corporate life to running a printing business is filled with insightful experiences, underlining the importance of networking, nurturing relationships, and the power of giving back to the community. From campaigning for his political role to dealing with the challenges of fundraising and articulating his story, Ariel's journey is a testament to his tenacity and commitment. Listen in as he candidly shares the hurdles of campaigning, the adversities of being an immigrant, and how it all contributed to his growth as a leader.

Our conversation doesn't end there! Ariel shares his bold visions for the future of Lakewood, which includes plans for inclusive recreation, football fields, and innovative housing and mall spaces. We explore how he motivates the youth to get involved in government and politics, and the significant role of representation in community success. Plus, catch Ariel's thrilling surfing stories and how he uses this passion to connect and inspire the youth of Lakewood. It's an episode packed with insightful stories, political wisdom, and a whole lot of heart. Tune in!
Thanks for taking the time to listen in. Please leave us 5 stars on Spotify & Apple Podcasts with a review. THANK YOU!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to transition from the corporate world to serving your local community as a city mayor? We sat down with Ariel Pei, the Mayor of Lakewood, who shared his unique journey from trading his corporate life at Vans to embracing the unpredictable world of local politics. Join us as we delve into his Filipino-American heritage, his steadfast Catholic faith, and how these factors inspired him to make a difference in his community, starting with a humble printing business. 

Ariel's story is one of risk, resilience, and reward. His shift from a secured corporate life to running a printing business is filled with insightful experiences, underlining the importance of networking, nurturing relationships, and the power of giving back to the community. From campaigning for his political role to dealing with the challenges of fundraising and articulating his story, Ariel's journey is a testament to his tenacity and commitment. Listen in as he candidly shares the hurdles of campaigning, the adversities of being an immigrant, and how it all contributed to his growth as a leader.

Our conversation doesn't end there! Ariel shares his bold visions for the future of Lakewood, which includes plans for inclusive recreation, football fields, and innovative housing and mall spaces. We explore how he motivates the youth to get involved in government and politics, and the significant role of representation in community success. Plus, catch Ariel's thrilling surfing stories and how he uses this passion to connect and inspire the youth of Lakewood. It's an episode packed with insightful stories, political wisdom, and a whole lot of heart. Tune in!
Thanks for taking the time to listen in. Please leave us 5 stars on Spotify & Apple Podcasts with a review. THANK YOU!

1 hr 19 min

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