AUTHOR: Letitia Clark

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Letitia Clark is an award-winning elected official and a mommy of three. Most acclaimed for becoming the first Black woman elected to the Tustin City Council in 2016, Clark became Mayor in 2020. This made her the first Black woman and the first female mayor in nearly 20 years. After starting her political career in New Orleans, LA, during Hurricane Katrina, she spent the remainder of her stint in politics in Southern California, raising her kids. Clark has been featured in several publications including the LA Times, OC Register and Governing Magazine.


Mommy is the Mayor

Mommy is the Mayor is a narrative about a city mayor's role. Seen through the eyes of children, it opens up the world to convey the impact local government has on their everyday lives. The book touches on the need for representation through the diverse illustrations and the demonstration of role modeling for children of color. Mommy is the Mayor hopes to inspire an interest in serving at the local level, raising awareness about the importance of running for office, while exploring non-traditional roles in government for diverse populations.