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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 76

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Esther C. Sanchez

Attorney/Council Member
18,184 votes (8.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Voter registration of and outreach to Latino and other communities of color in the North County, to improve representation within the party
  • Connect the party to existing community organizations and organizers/community activists, especially with respect to endorsement process, so that the party endorsements are reflective of community leadership
  • Improve communications between Democratic registered voters and the party, from the ground up



Profession:Attorney; Oceanside City Council Member; Incumbent
Attorney, Law Office of Esther Sanchez, Esq. (2008–current)
President, Oceanside Noche Mexicana Planning Committee — Appointed position (2004–current)
Council Member, City of Oceanside — Elected position (2000–current)
Board Member, Eastside Neighborhood Association — Elected position (2018–current)
Commissioner, California Coastal Commission — Appointed position (2009–2013)
Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County Office of the Public Defender (1989–2008)
President, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association — Elected position (1997–1998)
Deputy County Counsel, San Diego County (1987–1988)
Paralegal, La Raza Centro Legal (1985–1985)
Paralegal, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County (1984–1984)


University of California, Hastings College of Law JD, Law (1986)
Cal State San Diego Graduate Studies, Urban Planning (1981)
University of California, San Diego Graduate Studies, Urban & Rural Studies (1981)
Brown University BA, Urban Studies; Latin American Studies (1978)

Community Activities

Elected Member, San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee (2000–current)
Member, Carlsbad Oceanside Democratic Party (1999–current)
Volunteer, Eastside Neighborhood Association (2001–current)
Volunteer, Chicano Federation of San Diego County (1979–1980)

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