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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election
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Member, Assembly District 78 — Democratic Party County Central Committee

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About this office

Members decide which candidates of their party to endorse, communicate policy issues to their local electorate, and fundraise for their local candidates and causes.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 6 of these 20 candidates.

Bernadette M. Butkiewicz

Community Organizer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Thoughtful, county-wide homelessness prevention practices.
  2. Implementation and integration of career technical...
  3. Meaningful development that fits within the fabric...
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Gretchen Newsom

Advocate of Workers, Community Organizer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Support policies for good local jobs with fair pay...
  2. Combat climate change with community resiliency and...
  3. Create a Party that is more responsive and empowering
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Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protection of our environment and immediate transition...
  2. Full, equitable funding of public schools, with universal...
  3. Public investment in affordable, transit-supportive...
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Pratima Gupta

Physician and abortion provider
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Ensure that public health and wellness issues are...
  2. Addressing the need for a social justice framework...
  3. Improvement of public transportation and bicycle thoroughfares...
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Codi Vierra

Congressional Campaign Manager
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Improve the Democratic Party through reforms to its...
  2. Work to further transparency, accountability, and...
  3. Promote candidates and legislation that support the...
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Cynara Kidwell

Data Architect and Analyst
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Make the Democratic Party as inclusive, progressive,...
  2. Party programs to actively engage, educate and empower...
  3. Party initiatives to identify, assist, train, and...
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Oren Robinson

Tech Worker
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I will answer to all residents, not just voters
  2. I will make it easier to join & serve in the party
  3. I will "pass the mic" to grassroots activists
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Becca Taylor

Veterans Advocate, Gerontologist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Endorse candidates that will fight for socioeconomic...
  2. Advocate on behalf of older adults, veterans, workers...
  3. Registering folks to vote does no good if they don't...
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Rick Bates

Research Analyst
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Advocate for and support the endorsement of candidates...
  2. Support policies and initiatives that promote and...
  3. Create a Party that promotes voter outreach and is...
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Chyann-Marie Cox

Political Organizer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Build a more diverse and inclusive Central Committee...
  2. Prioritize increased voter outreach and public education...
  3. Pass a San Diego County Party Platform.
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Wendy Levy Batterson

Create proactive and winning platforms...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create proactive and winning platforms for our Democratic...
  2. I will advocate for working families, fair wages,...
  3. Work for unity, equity, inclusion and justice in our...
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Bryan Pease

Environmental and civil rights attorney
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Housing and homelessness
  2. Climate crisis and environment
  3. Social and economic justice
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William Rodriguez-Kennedy

Community Organizer / Democratic...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. - Build Community in the San Diego County Democratic...
  2. - Build Trust in the San Diego County Democratic Party:...
  3. - Build the Voice of the San Diego County Democratic...
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Kevin Lourens

Campaign Organizer, Lifeguard, and...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protecting our Democratic Party: By minimizing the...
  2. Cultural change: We have a Democratic Central Committee...
  3. Listening to Affected Communities: Whether it is working,...
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Loxie Gant

Child Abuse Consultant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Hold elected officials and candidates accountable.
  2. Use my voice for all the children of our county who...
  3. Stand up to corporate and purely capitalistic interests
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Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi

Poverty Attorney and Commissioner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Poverty and income inequality
  2. Social justice and race equity
  3. Environmental justice and animal rights
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Huy "Jean-Huy" Tran

Controller, Volunteer Community Organizer/Advocate
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Increasing civic engagement in the Asian American...
  2. Advocating for criminal justice reform, social & racial...
  3. Demand a transparency & accountability in our government,...
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Top 3 Priorities
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