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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 79

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Carmelita "C. L." Larrabaster

Small Business Owner
19,018 votes (16.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will fight to stir the economy, provide employment and small business opportunities, which would alleviate the homelessness issue and unemployment.
  • I will fight for the US Military and Law Enforcement agencies, and for Legal immigration for those with no criminal records who would be assets to communities.
  • I will fight for affordable housing. Eliminate too much bureaucracy and enforce fair governmental fees for developers and builders.


Community Activities

Volunteer and Supporter, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Wheels for meals, Habitat for Humanity Global, Project Mercy building houses in Mexico, Gawad Kalinga, Rotary (1990–2020)


Prior to her relocating to San Diego, she was a Military Contract overseas.  She is an immigrant with American, Spanish/Basque, Filipino heritage.  She speaks English, Spanish, Filpino, Cebuano, Ilongo, Chabacano and Tagalog.  As a working mother, she brought up 3 children who are now assets to the community.  Being born Roman Catholic, she serves as Lector/Reader for Masses and a Eucharistic Minister.  Having obtained her Real Estate license in 1990, and a Broker's license in l996, she opened a Real Estate Company which turned into4 offices in the San Diego County with 200 agents.  To provide better service to clients, she established a Mortgage Company,  Escrow Office and Real Estate School.

She served as a Commissioner for the City of Chula Vista and volunteered/ supported several Charitable organizations such as:  St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Rady's Children Hospital, Project Mercy (building houses in Mexico), Habitat for Humanity (Global), Gawad Kaligsa, YMCA, Rotary International among others.   Her passion is building Artesisan Water Wells in waternless Villagesin economically challeges countries, and her Mosquitonet Project, whereby she donates mosquitonets to evacuees of catastrophies to avoid mosquito borne diseases. 

In recognition for her volunteerism, she has been awarded:  Rotarian of the Year 2013-14, Business Woman of the Year by the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Woman of the  Year by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,240

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Republican Party of San Diego County

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

By Type:

From organizations (100.00%)
From individuals (0.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

When asked what motivated her to run for the Assembly, without hesitstion, she replied, "because of my beliefs".  

I believe in the Supreme Being,

I believe in the Constitution of the United States,

I believe in upholding Traiditional Family Values.  

She said as a memberof the Assembly, I will fight to make California a Business and Investment friendky State, to stir the economy, provide employment and small business opportunities, which would alleviate the homelessness issue and unemployment.  California's population is approximately 39.94 million which represent only 12% of the nation's population, yet, 1/3 of the Nation's welfare recipients are Californians.  That means 1 out every 4 Californian is poor.  Why?  Because from 2009 to 2015, 1,687 businesses left California.  Why?  Because California is NOT a friendly State.  It has high utility and labor cost.  It has excessive punitive regulations imposed by legislstion.  It has limited affordable housing.  California has an Open-Border policy which refuses to enforce federal immigration law, which frightens businesses from coming to California.  When businesses leave, unemployment happens, crime cases rise etc.

As a member of the Assembly, 

I will fight for the US Military and Law Enforcement agencies, that keep the country safe.

I will fight for Legal immigration for those with no criminal records and would be assets to communities.

I will fight for better care of the elderly, the homeless, and those with mental health issues.

I will fight for affordable housing.  Eliminate too much bueracracy and enforce fair govermental fees for developers and builders.

I wilk fight for  Parent's Choice for their children, most  especially in the California Sexual Education program and medical issues of vaccinations.

I will fight for Fair taxation for the poor, the rich and the middle class.  

I will fight to uphold the Consitution of the United States.  




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