Thank You for Your Service

OP-ED: Thank you for your service By Mario A. Guerra On Veterans Day, November 11, 1988, President Ronald Reagan said, “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that ...Please Continue

Hey, I wrote a book…really!

Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you my book, “Embracing Change: An Immigrant Saga.” It is my personal story of tragedy, blessings and the lessons I learned along the way. I hope you enjoyed a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday. Mine couldn’t ...Please Continue

Happy Birthday United States Army

Today we celebrate the brave men and women of our United States Army, past and present. God bless our troops..This is my commentary in this weeks The Downey Patriot.   Happy Birthday United States Army Celebrating 242 Years of Service and Greatness   Service ...Please Continue

WWI Centennial Commemoration, April 6, 2017

Today, April 6th, 2017, marks the 100th year since the U.S. Army’s involvement in WWI. “No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater inspiration from the performance of his troops.” – Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief, American ...Please Continue

Before we vote, we need to know…

Before we vote, we need to know… This is my OP ED piece regarding some of our ballot propositions. A lot for everyone to digest when we vote in November. It’s not just about a presidential election. There are literally 1000 races in California. ...Please Continue

A Latino Republican’s View

A Latino Republican’s View I did Spanish interviews recently with ‪Univision. They came by my office on their way to Cleveland. They wanted to know how it felt to be a Latino Republican in California. I told them the truth that Latinos want the same thing ...Please Continue

14 Years Ago Today…

Called to Serve My 14th Anniversary as a Deacon in the Catholic Church 14 years ago today, on June 8 2002, I was ordained in service as a Deacon for the Catholic Church. At the time I was one of the youngest to be ...Please Continue