Tyron is a California native born and spent his early years in the Southern California coastal town of Ventura. He attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, where he was a stand out on the track and field team. During Tyron’s high school years and throughout college, he worked in service-related industries, restaurants in high school, and retail through college. Working in these industries made it clear that even working people with a 40-hour week schedule, still struggled. Struggled to pay rent, struggled to pay utilities, food, childcare. Tyron has worked with co-workers who often juggled three jobs to make ends meet. His later labor related involvement (shop steward with SEIU Local 1000) was sparked by these earlier experiences. Because of his parents, and from his daily experiences; empathy for the underdog was instilled early on. However, Tyron believes that it is possible to be empathetic yet pragmatic in addressing various issues.
He attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University-Sacramento. After graduating from college, Like his father, and his siblings Tyron, served active duty in military; enlisting in the United State Army. His military experience enabled him to live in Seoul Korea, Fort Lee Virginia (Petersburg), Fort Leonard wood Missouri, and various temporary duty stations.
Growing up in a military family, frequently changing schools, and living among those from diverse racial, geographical, and socio-economic backgrounds; has had a profound effect on how Tyron views the world. Through his life experience, he knows the importance of listening and respecting those who opinions differ from his. His experience working with, living among diverse populations, has served him well in the public sector and private sector workforce. This experience will no doubt serve him well as Oakland’s City Council Member-at-Large.
Tyron’ parents instilled in him early on, the importance of treating people with respect regardless of their socio-economic conditions. In essence, despite superficial differences- most people want the same things in life. They want the opportunity to use their talents to the best of their ability, they want to be able to live in a safe stable environment, they want to be able to thrive. Tyron is running for Oakland City Council Seat-at-Large in 2024 because he witnesses every day the unacceptable number of individuals and families living in tents, parks, a significant increase in crime, including violent and non-violent crimes such as car break- ins, defacing of property. In many areas of Oakland, Tyron has witnessed “blight in progress”, and believes that it must stop. These types of activities, when unchecked, discourages potential business from considering moving to Oakland. This is bad for the local economy and bad for us all.
Reducing all levels of crime is Tyron’s top priority. Unacceptable behavior such as sideshows must stop, out of control tagging and graffiti must stop, illegal dumping must stop. In addition, stable permanent housing is the very foundation for social well-being, mental well -being, physical well-being and economic well-being. Tackling the issue of those who are unhoused, is essential. Tyron believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive and to play an active role in their city’s government. Oakland residents must determine what is best for Oakland. Tyron seeks the office of City Council member At-Large, not for ego or status, but to use the tools of the office to bring about real tangible change.
As City Council-Member-at; Large, Tyron’s access will be unparalleled, and his visibility in Oakland will be very high. He will be a “boots on the ground” City Council member.
For a better Oakland in which individuals and families, and where small businesses not just survive but thrive, vote for Tyron on Nov 5, 2024 Please help Tyron on his journey to Oakland City Hall. Please consider volunteering, and/or donating. Any amount appreciated, Together, we can create an Oakland for all to thrive. Thank you.