Ana Maria Quintana ran for Bell City Council in 2010 to reform and bring transparency to Bell City Hall with the ultimate goal of creating good government. With the aid of friends, family and the Bell community, she was successfully elected to office in 2011. She was re-elected to the Council in 2013 for a four-year term.
Since then, Ana Maria has set out to make a difference in her community by using both her technical skills and professional experience to examine the City’s public service contracts and help address the pending litigation the City currently faces.
During her term she has been an ardent advocate for education by organizing community meetings on Charter Reform and Immigration. She has led efforts to save Adult Education in the Southeast and has promoted transparent government by hosting live City Council meetings on her website. She has proposed the creation of citizens’ committees for the I-710 project and review of the City Charter. Lastly, she is currently encouraging civic engagement amongst Bell youth and community by bringing the Girl Scouts and other civic organizations like the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club to the City of Bell.