David Argudo is a Cannabis Advocate and a Current Elected City Official
David Argudo is currently serving as a City Official in High Hampton and brings with him almost a decade of political experience. He helped pass the Compassion Act in 1996, has advised states and local municipalities on cannabis policies, and spearheaded local tax measures for cannabis in California.
Argudo has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer of High Hampton Holdings Corporation (CSE: HC; FSE: 0HCN), better known as High Hampton. The Company is delighted that Argudo has joined them as CEO.
Early Life and Education
Argudo, born in New York City, attended Francis Lewis High School in Queens. He played two collegiate seasons at Elon University before transferring to Wake Forest. Subsequently, he went on to play professionally with Carolina Dynamo, Columbus Crew SC, Inter Miami, and Norrby IF.
He was accused of pushing a local businessman during an altercation Tuesday night outside council chambers after the two men exchanged comments. Frank Sanchez, the businessman, said Argudo had been speaking out against travel policies when he was shoved and accused him of using cocaine. This dispute stemmed from Argudo spending more taxpayer funds on conference trips last year than his share.
David Argudo made the switch from college soccer to professional soccer after having a successful college career. He played professionally with Columbus Crew SC, Inter Miami, and Norrby IF before spending some time on loan with Hartford Athletic.
Last December in La Puente, Charlie Holloway was one of two candidates for mayor. He and Councilwoman Nadia Mendoza received nominations, but it took six rounds of voting to decide who would serve as the city’s next mayor. Despite a tough fight from former council member David Argudo (then mayor pro tem), Holloway emerged victorious over current Mayor Valerie Munoz and Councilman John Solis. With this new administration comes much opportunity and expectation.
Achievements and Honors
Recent altercations between La Puente Councilman David Argudo and local businessman Frank Sanchez have sparked an investigation by the city’s police department. Argudo is accused of pushing Sanchez, who owns several businesses in La Puente.
Tuesday evening’s council meeting was marred by an incident resulting from a discussion over travel expenses.
Argudo spent more than his fair share of taxpayer funds on conference and lobbying trips last year, a topic which has long divided the council. Recently, they adopted a policy to reduce travel expenses.
David Argudo is an acclaimed cannabis advocate with over 25 years of leadership experience. He helped pass the Compassion Act in 1996 and has provided consultation on cannabis policies for states and municipalities alike; currently serving as City Official in La Puente, California.
He is a proud father to two children and enjoys music, sports, and cooking.
In 2018, Argudo made 18 regular-season appearances (two starts as a central attacking midfielder and four as a left midfielder) for Columbus Crew SC, recording his first Major League Soccer goal during a home match against Orlando City SC (July 21). Furthermore, he provided an assist on Pedro Santos’ 46th-minute goal against Chicago Fire (August 31).
Argudo is a successful businessman with a net worth of over $1 million. He owns High Hampton Holdings Corp, an innovative cannabis cultivation and development firm. Additionally, he serves as an elected City Official and is well known for his activism regarding cannabis policy at both state and local levels. As an advocate for Compassionate Act regulation and local tax measures related to marijuana sales in California, he has made considerable inroads.
Lois Maben of La Puente has been asking the city for records regarding travel expenses incurred by three City Council members – Vince House and David Argudo – since October. She received receipts from House in November and Solis in December but is awaiting two years worth of records to be compiled by the city.