Raul was assigned to the USS Boone at Naval Station Mayport and after completing military service, he decided to make Jacksonville his home. Since 2007, Raul has owned and operated Mambos Cuban Café, creating jobs and helping our local economy. Mambos has since grown to three restaurants across Jacksonville, including one on the Southside.
In addition to running a successful small business, Raul is actively involved in our community. He is an appointee and Vice Chair of the Jacksonville Housing Community Development Commission and volunteer for the Police Athletic League
As a Navy Veteran, Raul knows that the first role of government at all levels is to keep the public safe. That is why Raul is an unapologetic supporter of the men and women of law enforcement and will work with our Sheriff and JSO to keep the community safe.
It is critical that our infrastructure, roads and public services keep up with our growing communities. As our district Councilmember, Raul will be a strong advocate for our neighborhoods.
Raul will fight to cut red tape, lower our taxes, support Jacksonville’s small businesses and be a good steward of our hard-earned tax dollars.