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Dear Neighbor,

It is a privilege serving you as Mayor.

As a life-long Bellflower resident, I am a proud product of our community. I raised my family here and have operated a successful local business for many years. 

As a dedicated public servant, I have focused on the issues important to you and made decisions consistent with the values of our community knowing they greatly impact the quality of our daily lives. Working for and investing in Bellflower is central to who I am and what I stand for.

While on Council we have accomplished many things…consistently balanced the city budget every year, revitalized our downtown community through responsible business development, attracted quality employment opportunities for our residents and re-established civic pride. We’ve made Bellflower a place to stay, play and invest in.

Humbly, I ask for your vote by November 8th so we can continue to move Bellflower forward.  





Deep Roots in the Bellflower Community

  • Life-long Bellflower resident

  • Married to wife Dawn 40 years

  • Bellflower Business Owner 36 years

  • Attended Bellflower Schools, Cerritos College, UTI

  • Children attended BUSD

  • City Council Member 2007 – present


Dedicated Bellflower Community Leader

  • Kiwanis Club 1992 – present

  • Bellflower Chamber of Commerce 1986 – Present

  • Past ROP Advisor for Bellflower High School Auto Shop

  • YMCA & ARC supporter

  • Mayfair, Bellflower, Valley Christian, St. Joseph & Bosco School sponsor

  • Kiwanis Fundraising Chair 2001 – present


Official County Appointments

  • Gateway Cities Council of Governments (Past President)

  • Gateway Cities Council of Governments Homeless Committee Chairperson

  • Gateway COG 91-605-405 Committee Chairperson

  • Los Angeles County Sanitation District Board Member & Chairperson

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“Thanks to Ray’s leadership on Council, the city has shown prudent fiscal responsibility by turning in a balanced budget every year during his term in office. In fact, we now have a fiscal surplus with plans to further invest in our public safety services to better protect our homes and families.”

- Sonny Santa Ines

Mayor Pro Tem

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“I am honored to serve with Ray as a fellow Kiwanian. As the Kiwanis Fundraising Chair for the past 20 years, Ray has helped raise over $1 Million for College Scholarships, Food Banks, and the 91 Freeway Flag Project. Please join me in re-electing Ray to our City Council.”

- Jeff Jones, Kiwanis Treasurer & Local Business Owner 

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We Can All be Proud Of

  • Spearheaded completion of the Mayne Event Center/LA County Fire Museum & attracted Stand-Up Comedy Club and SteelCraft which have all become destination sites for locals and out-of-town visitors, created jobs and brought in increased revenue to the city 


  • Alleviated the city’s parking problem brought on by the revitalization of Downtown Bellflower by building the new Downtown Parking Structure 


  • Strongly advocated to fund the Bellflower Blvd & Artesia Blvd expansion/street widening project to bring much needed traffic congestion relief to our daily commuters at the city’s busiest intersection

  • Addressed city’s “unhoused” community by expanding services that offer options to get off the streets or deal with law enforcement


  • Relocated and renovated our weekly Farmer’s Market, increased the number of vendors and expanded its operating hours to meet the needs of our residents


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Ray Will Stay Focused
on the Issues Important to Us

  • Public Safety: Allocate a portion of city budget surplus to increase sheriff deputy presence in areas of need such as the downtown parking structure

  • Senior & Youth Services: Ensure proper oversight of new Senior/Youth Center at Simms Park and Butterfly Garden Park to provide much needed programs that enhance the lives of our most vulnerable residents

  • Economic Development/Civic Pride: Strengthen current Vacant Property Ordinance and Zoning Guidelines to further support our local merchants, eliminate blight, and prosecute illegal dumping more thoroughly

  • Affordable Housing: Complete Woodruff & Artesia Residential Housing Units, that includes on-site parking, to replace existing development that’s been vacant and an eye-sore for decades

  • Responsible Commercial Redevelopment: Work with existing owners of Bellflower & Cedar Property as they work through final permit approvals with the intent of revitalizing the entire city block

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Endorsed by Respected Bellflower

Community Leaders

Past Bellflower Mayors: 

Randy Bomgaars

Scott Larsen

John Pratt

Art Oliver
Bill Pendleton

Clyde Wilson

Bellflower City Council & Commissioners

Sonny Santa Ines, Mayor Pro Tem


Dan Koops
Aaron Drake

George Franzen 

Mitch Haack 

Bill Mendes
Robert Wilson
Peggy Romero
Larry Wehage
Allan Morse
Jerry Trautman
Larry Myers


Association for LA Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Tammy Estep, Bellflower BMX


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If you would like to discuss any issue or get involved, please contact

Ray at 562-244-7067 or

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