DOWNEY – The number of candidates seeking to replace Roger Brossmer on the Downey City Council grew larger Sunday when lifelong resident Art Montoya announced his intention to run.
Montoya, 28, was born at what was then Downey Regional Medical Center. He attended Rio Hondo Elementary, Griffiths Middle School and graduated from Warren High.
He interned with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and the Downey Patriot before earning a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Long Beach. He is currently pursuing an MBA at UC Irvine.
Professionally, Montoya is a worker safety specialist for the Walt Disney Company, where he has worked for the past decade.
"As a lifelong resident of District 3 and a proud product of Downey Unified School District, I feel strongly that District 3 needs a council member who will prioritize public safety, strengthen our city services, and work to improve and expand library, parks, and recreation programs," said Montoya. "I am running because I believe all members of our community should have access to the same opportunities that helped make me the individual I am today."
An avid runner, Montoya has run two marathons and a triathlon.