My name is Selina Thomas I would like to thank all of you for following my journey and campaign:
I have been a proud resident of Santa Clarita for close to 12 years. Prior to moving to this beautiful community I was a social worker for 8 years in Kern County. My profession and life changed directions and I had to find a new location for myself and my three young children. Like all parents I looked for a location with excellent schools, opportunity and most importantly it had to be safe. Santa Clarita met that criteria and almost immediately my daughters and I were accepted into the many wonderful groups and activities this city has to offer.
As a businesswoman just starting my company www.6degreeshrconsulting.com in 2014. I got to work proving my skills and ability to the many small companies in this community as the CEO/Founder of 6 Degrees HR Consulting which I started out of the Starbucks on Copperhill and Seco Canyon Road. I started a company as an African-American woman in this community with no investors. I had the belief that I could do it and the guts to get up and grind everyday. 6 Degrees is considered to be an innovative, reliable, professional source for small businesses not only in Santa Clarita but nationally.
In early 2020 I was in position to franchise 6 Degrees however the pandemic stuck. I set aside the opportunity to franchise to help many small business owners whether they were my clients or not get through this crisis by educating them on the PPP program, stimulus monies, unemployment or just to be a sounding board of hope. I began doing daily video messages to keep clients and anyone that would listen informed and positive, assuring them that things will get better with information and direction. In the year and a half since I’ve launched my campaign many people rightful have asked me what is my platform? What change would you like to see? There are countless reasons I choose to serve. I, as a singular person represent many, from the business owner, single parent, home owner, woman and invested community member. I truly care about the progress and recovery of our community. I am a reflection of the results and what can me accomplished in Santa Clarita.
I have raised three amazing daughters in this community who are poised and ready for the world because of the amazing schools and organized sports in the SCV. Those results are why I am a proud board member of the Wish Education Foundation serving the students of the SCV Valley and is another opportunity I choose pay forward the rewards I received as a parent in raising successful kids in our community.
I share with you today that my platform and plan is to be of service to all. My track record for leadership in this crisis is proven and my approach to all of it is always pragmatic and solution oriented. I’m proud of the reputation of integrity and hard work I have built. With that as you get to know me I hope to earn your vote in 2022!