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

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Linda Sue Slater

Retired Teacher
13,110 votes (6.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Represent the views and interests of the Democrats of Assembly District 76.
  • Promote respect and solidarity within the Democratic community of San Diego County.
  • Actively support leadership and other members to improve and update the functioning of the Central Committee.



I have spent my life working to help people.  First, I was a health care professional then I became a teacher of community college students pursuing health care professions and finally, I  became a teacher of students with severe disabilities in high school.  I received the appropriate master’s degrees to enable me to teach in the health professions and in Special Education.

Activism has always been part of who I am.  During my working years, I worked with professional organizations for the improvement of the professions such as licensing for Respiratory Care Practitioners; I was active in the unions representing me in the teaching fields including the AFT/CFT and CTA; and finally, I supported candidates and the California Democratic Party as a delegate.  Upon retiring with 28 years of fulltime teaching service in the California Public Schools, I increased my activism by becoming an active member of the Democratic Club of Carlsbad Oceanside and a lead for Obama’s Organizing for Action.  I am currently the President of the Democratic Club of Carlsbad Oceanside.  I have served as an Associate (non-voting) member of the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee for the past year because of my position as President of a chartered Democratic club.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As a lifelong Democrat, I have always supported the tenets of the Democratic Party.  Climate change is an existential threat requiring big changes in the way we live and a commitment by everyone to do their part.  Health care is a human right that must be available to everyone at no or low cost.  Medicare for all is a good idea.  Education is also a right of all Americans who want it and it should be easily accessible and affordable.  Economic inequality including the inequality of tax burdens threatens to destroy what we know as the American way of life.  This must be addressed immediately!  Immigrants, people of all religions, women, people of all gender identities, etc. are to be respected and valued the same as anyone else.  It is the right of all Americans to practice their religion or have no religion without any interference from others.  A woman has a right to choose her own reproductive health care.  Laws regarding immigration must be fair, without bias and enforced equally. 

I support the Democratic Party because it is the party that most closely represents my views.  While there are improvements that should be made, I am committed to working with my fellow Democrats to ensure that these are done.  Elected officials are responsible to represent their constituents.  If I am elected to the Democratic Central Committee, I will reach out to my constituents for their input and represent them accordingly.  All views should be respected, and we should focus on what we can agree on.  Lastly, the infusion of new ideas and new people are important to keep the party vibrant and current.

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