Hard hat in hand, Mario Galicia sits at a shaded picnic table in Glendale's Pelanconi Park, taking a break from his construction job across the street. He smiles and greets passersby while soaking up the shade on a particularly sweltering afternoon.
His wide smile fades a bit when asked about the presidential race.
"I don't like Donald Trump," he says.
Galicia says he doesn't identify strongly with either side of the political spectrum.
"I'm not a Democrat," he says. "I'm not a Republican either. I'm in the middle."
In this presidential election, however, Galicia says Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice.
"I'm against all the speech that this other person has done. And a lot of has been against immigrants and Latinos," Galicia says. "When Bill Clinton was president, I think Hillary did a good job as the wife of the president. She's been good at the other jobs she's been doing."
The role of First Lady is a hot topic with Galicia. He expressed concern over the GOP nominee's wife Melania Trump.
"We are not prepared for a first lady like the one he has," Galicia says.
Galicia is willing, however, to pardon Melania Trump's alleged plagiarism of Michelle Obama's speech. But he's unwilling to extend the same pardon to the Republican nominee.
"He's done a lot of bad speeches against Latinos and other immigrants. And also he's done tricky business in the past," Galicia says. "I don't think it's going to be a good example of a person to be on the presidency."
Galicia grew up in the small city of Yautupec in Morelos, Mexico, and moved to the United States almost three decades ago. He particularly takes issue with Trump's stance on immigration. He says the country needs to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants.
"When they do legalize people, it creates a better work environment," Galicia says.
Galicia certainly knows his way around a work environment – he's been a construction worker for 29 years, working his way up to the supervision level of an interior demolition company.
Immigration isn't the only issue on his mind, though. He emphasizes the need for health care reform.
Even with his critiques of the country, Galicia never ascribed to Trump's philosophy that we need to make the country great again.
"I think times are better now than they were before," Galicia says.
Galicia is clear that he isn't necessarily Clinton's biggest fan, either.
"It's not because I really, really like her. I mean, I do like her. I shook her hand once," he says. "But there are some things and some secrets under her that are not well-clarified."
Ultimately, though, he says he will support the person he deems the lesser of two evils.
"Of the two persons who are running for president, she is the best candidate," Galicia says.