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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 80

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Kate Bishop

Designer/Parent Advocate
4,573 votes (2.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Educate the public about what a Central Committee does and how it is important.
  • Maintain top levels of integrity and hold candidates and elected officials to the highest standards
  • Push the Party platform to protect the dignity and human rights of all residents of San Diego County



Profession:Theatrical Costume Designer
Costume Designer, Various Theatres in San Diego County (2003–current)
Central Committee Associate Member, San Diego Democratic Party — Appointed position (2019–current)
Ethics Committee - South Area Member, San Diego Democratic Party — Appointed position (2019–current)
1st Vice President - Programs, Chula Vista Council of PTAs — Elected position (2018–current)
Auditor, Chula Vista Council of PTAs — Elected position (2017–2018)


University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (emphases in Acting and Playwriting) (2002)
Lancaster University, UK Education Abroad Program, Theatre and Sociology (1998)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters San Diego (LWVSD) and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) (3)

If elected, how much time and energy will you be able to devote to this volunteer position over the next four years, given your other personal and professional obligations?
Answer from Kate Bishop:

I have already been holding a similar position on the Central Committee since early 2019. I have an excellent attendance record for meetings, and I am highly engaged. 

What is the most significant challenge facing this party in the next decade, and if you are elected, how will you help the party prepare to meet it?
Answer from Kate Bishop:

The most significant challenge facing our Party is letting other parties define who we are instead of having the courage and will to coalesce around a strong platform that seeks equity, supports the needs of the people, and builds opportunity for all of us to thrive. I am an outspoken advocate of maintaining integrity and fairness in seeking justice. I am not afraid to speak truth to power, and fight for those unable to fight for themselves. 

What public figures, past and present, do you believe have given the most postive examples of what this party stands for? Please explain your reasons for thinking so.
Answer from Kate Bishop:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - He saw people in need and created a legislative response that has impact even today.

Lyndon B Johnson - Even knowing that he would pay a huge political price, he got the Civil Rights Act passed, because it was the right thing to do.

Stacy Abrams - When she lost her election, instead of disappearing, she started Fair Fight to push for the protection of voting rights for everyone.


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