That sound you heard was Tustin City Council member Jerry Amante falling off his chair (no 3.9 aftershock I’m afraid) and I assure you the headline is entirely accurate. But the Gavello from Tustin I’m writing about is Natalie Gavello. She’s a sophomore and last week, she was elected Vice President for Academic Affairs. Oddly enough, she got about the same number of voters her mother, Deborah, got when she was elected to the Tustin City Council.
A little more about Natalie, who I had the pleasure of meeting her at a Gavello fundraiser last summer. She is a sophmore at Cal majoring in Statistics/Consumer Behavior. Natalie is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. In her new elected position, she’s a member of Cal’s executive board which consists of four people, a president and three VPs. Her entire political party ran together as a slate and won all four seats so I’m not entirely sure what the fifth seat in the headline of the photo refers to here. The slate self funded their own campaign and Gavello earned 4,896 votes against three other candidates. Her margin of victory over the next closest candidate was more than 1,000 votes.
Natalie attended the following Tustin Schools: Ladera and Tustin Ranch Elementary Schools and Pioneer Middle School. She then auditioned and got into Orange County High School of the Arts in the Musical Theater Program in Santa Ana, she ultimately focused on acting. She ran for and was elected for President for OCHA’s entire Student Body in her senior year.
Additionally, Natalie Gavello served as the President of the Make a Wish Club, and was the developer of the school’s club carnival, which she created, designed, and worked with administration and pulled off a fantastic event at OCHA in 2010.
More importantly, Natalie Gavello helped her mother campaign. She knocked on doors asking for the votes for her Mom. One woman in old town called Deborah Gavello on her cell phone, and said she was voting for Gavello just because of Natalie’s work.
The next generation of Gavello is ramping up. Watch out Tustin!
Our congratulations to the Gavello family on Natalie’s achievement. Perhaps she can place a bet on the Bears against UCLA next Football season?