Concord is ready for leadership and compassion
I’m Laura Nakamura and I’m running for Concord city council in November 2022.
A life-long commitment to Concord
I have lived in Concord since 1988. I raised two children here. I’m drawn to public service and advocacy because I want Concord to be supportive of families today, whether working or retired, newer arrivals, or Concord born and bred.
I want neighbors to work together to build a compassionate, vibrant, engaging Concord. That can happen when neighbors look out for each other. And it can happen when civic leadership shares the vision of prioritizing residents, especially the most vulnerable among us.
My goal is to bring compassion, collaboration, and community engagement to our civic life
These have been the hallmark of my work - I’ve been a cardiac sonographer for 30 years. I have helped care for many adults and children with heart conditions and congenital defects in our community. It’s technical work, just as is being a City Council member. Both are best done with compassion, collaboration, and sensitivity to the needs of families.
My path to becoming a candidate for City Council runs through my faith life. I’m Catholic and am active at St Bonaventure Catholic Community, where I am a member of the parish council.
Some years ago Pope Francis encouraged all people to get involved in civic life, to respect each other, and to work together for the common good. I responded by becoming an advocate - I got involved to do the right thing for families; the right thing for a healthy community; the right thing for our common home.
I got involved so that I could meet my neighbors and work together with them. I started on the bike and pedestrian action committee and my involvement in civic affairs grew from there. You can read more about my activities and ideas here.
I hope you’ll support my campaign - Concord is home, let’s work on it together!