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City Hall and Furman Park.
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Getting things done
Serving my community for
over 30 years.
Meet Dorothy Pemberton
Dorothy Pemberton has lived in Downey all her life. She attended Downey schools growing up. She now works as a substitute teacher with the Downey Unified School District. At the same time, she is a 30-year seasoned Realtor/Broker in Downey.
Her passion to serve expanded after seeing her representation in District 3 deteriorate after the last election. Dorothy and other concerned community members organized a grassroots recall campaign which resulted in a historic win for Downey. On January 31, 2023 the recall efforts succeeded with 90% of the vote, the first time in our city's history.
Dorothy is running for city council because she believes Character still Counts. Credibility and honest representation is something residents in District 3 have not had for the past three years and she wants to bring that back, unifying the community.
VOTE by Mail
Ballot drop off locations at City Hall and Furman Park. You may also mail it in. No postage necessary.
VOTE in person
Dates and Hours of Operation:
October 28 – November 6 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Election Day, November 7 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rooms: Activity Rooms 1 and 2
10419 Rives Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final
Room: Salon Blanco
12145 Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
Endorsed by Leaders the Community Trusts
Downey Mayors & Officials
Mayor Claudia M. Frometa
Mayor Rick Rodriguez (former)
Mayor Mario A. Guerra (former)
Mayor Alex Saab (former)
Mayor Kirk Cartozian (former)
Council Member Hector Sosa
Council Member Timothy Horn
School Board Members (DUSD)
Giovanna Perez-Saab, President
Nancy Swenson, Board Member
Martha Sodetani, Board Member (former)
Tod Corrin, Board Member (former)
"Dorothy is uniquely qualified to serve all Downey residents. Please vote Dorothy Pemberton."
Mayor Rick Rodriguez (ret.) who previously represented District 3 (North West Downey)
I will bring back strong leadership and honest representation to District 3 (Northwest Downey).
My 30-year record of service to our community gives me the experience and knowledge necessary to serve our city.
These are my positions why I'm running for Downey City Council
Most recently, Dorothy completed the Citizens Academy training with the Downey Police Department. Combined with her experience as a member of Gangs Out of Downey (GOOD), for over 10 years, she will do the necessary steps to be proactive and prevent more crime.
Quality of Life
Dorothy will maintain high expectations for our parks, alleys and streets continuing to beautify our neighborhoods. She will improve our local SEAACA shelter promoting pet adoptions and neutering. A dog park and a community garden in District 3 will be one of her priorities.
Dorothy served on Measure “S” Oversight Committee which oversaw the improvements to public facilities and parks. She made sure the $50 million bond measure was spent properly. Dorothy will maintain a strong and balanced budget by keeping departments accountable.
City hall should be business friendly and provide excellent customer service to residents and new companies. We should also attract a variety of family-friendly businesses. Dorothy will review the current systems in place for permits and help to implement new digital processes to improve our methods.
Over 30 years of service to our Downey community.
10 years - Gangs Out of Downey, past Board Member
30 years - Soroptimist Int’l Downey, past President
20 years - Downey YMCA, past Chairperson
20 years - Assistance League of Downey, Member
20 years - Downey Symphony, Member
4 years - Public Works Committee, Vice Chair
Measure S, Oversight Committee
Measure O Committee, Downey Unified School District
Downey Council PTA H.E.LP.S., Director
Downey Council & Warren PTA, President
City of Downey Parks and Rec, Commissioner
Downey Ponytail Girls Softball, Board Member & Treasurer
PTA Golden Oak Award, Recipient
Recall Catherine Alvarez Committee, Chair
When our community lacked character and ethical representation, the residents started a movement spearheaded by Dorothy.
The recall committee succeeded with 90% of the vote.
Character counts in Downey.