Canales-Flores has an extensive history in District 6.
In 1995, she was the lead reporter for the Point and Shoreland Journal. In 1998, Canales-Flores was the first Latina elected as the president of the Point Place Business Association.
She has also served as chairman of the Civilian Police Review Board working with the Chief of Police and the Internal Affairs Department.
In 1999, Canales-Flores was elected to the Board of Education for Washington Local Schools. She was re-elected to the board in 2003, doubling her vote total and retaining her position as vice president of the board. She was selected as president of the board in 2004.
Canales-Flores joined Mayor Jack Ford’s administration in 2001 and has served as the mayor’s assistant and public information officer for Toledo City Council. She is currently employed in the Department of Public Utilities’ administrative offices.
“My ability to work in this administration has given me the opportunity to know first hand how the city is run and to work with commissioners and managers to get things accomplished—and to follow up effectively for the betterment of our community,” said Canales-Flores.
The signature lighthouse on North Summit Street is a project that is dear to Canales-Flores heart. As chairwoman of the Gateway Project, it was an idea, combined with a dream that lead her and the community to embrace the 35 foot tall lighthouse and make it a reality.
She has a fundraiser scheduled for June 29, from 5:00-7:00PM, at the Insulators Local #45 union hall, 4904 Summit St., Toledo.