Thank You Voters of Paramount!
Born and raised in the City of Paramount CA, Laurie Guillen is dedicated to protecting the families and residents of Paramount from the exposure of dangerous toxins emitted in the air by the numerous metalworking companies in Paramount for far too long. Like so many concerned residents of Paramount, she feels it is time to bring these companies up to the highest standards of state and federal emission rules, regulations and compliance. Cancer, asthma, and other respiratory conditions should not be a tolerable risk for any resident living in Paramount. Breathing high levels of toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr6) should not be an acceptable environmental condition for the children, adults, working families and precious seniors living in Paramount. As a member of the Paramount City Council, Laurie Guillen will aggressively address the current crisis of (Cr6) emissions in the air affecting people living and working in the City of Paramount.
Laurie Guillen is a 30 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and became a police officer in 1987. Her law enforcement career has encompassed patrol, under cover and detective work. She has also been an instructor for the LAPD. Her son Tony, is currently a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff. Her daughter Megan is a clinical psychologist and youngest daughter Mia earned her Juris Doctorate Degree. Laurie’s family has lived in Paramount since the 1930’s when the area was known as the communities of Hynes and Clearwater. She attended Lincoln Elementary School, Alondra Middle School, and Paramount High School. Her service to the community includes advocating and volunteering for the Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles and Veteran Affairs.
She is also a founder of The Paramount Community Against Toxins.
Laurie Guillen will push for more resources and services for Paramount’s families, youth, adults, seniors and veterans. In addition, she will seek to expand partner programs with the Paramount Unified School District, business organizations and nonprofit public service organizations to ensure that our youth and high school graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges ahead when they reach their adult years.