March 22, 2020 – Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a black belt and a Eucharistic minister charge into a local election… What, haven’t heard that before? That’s because you haven’t met a candidate like Oscar Estrada.
I’ll get it out of the way right off the bat that Oscar is a neighbor and a friend, one whom I bike with (sometimes dressed as Santa) and compete against in fantasy football.
As a friend and neighbor, I know Oscar to be generous, upbeat, and affable. However, I know those great qualities alone don’t qualify someone for elected office.
That’s where Oscar’s expertise and experience come into play. Since I’ve known Oscar, he’s eagerly assisted a wide variety of companies to run as smoothly as possible, trimming budgets and improving efficiency.
While that work has obviously thrilled the owners and management, he’s also built amazing rapport with the employees of each company, helping all involved to realize they’re part of the same team.
He’s also served as a trainer and mentor; that’s where the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (the highest degree possible) comes into play.
As stated on the Management and Strategy Institute website, “Six Sigma… is is a disciplined, data-driven approach for eliminating defects and waste from a process.”
That’s exactly the kind of knowledge and capability West Bend residents want in their elected officials. What’s truly remarkable is Oscar’s drive and devotion. While working so hard for a variety of businesses, he’s maintained devotion to his family, his faith, his friends, and his community.
I’ve met few people with Oscar’s level of good-natured determination. While I’m not usually very vocal about politics (and I still have a lot to learn about many candidates before April 7), I do know Oscar Estrada is a good man and a good leader who deserves your consideration.
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