JESSICA SPEISER

DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP, PROGRESSIVE VALUES

I am running to be a Delegate as a lifelong Democrat and passionate proponent for public schools. From personal experience I know how a strong public school education and social safety net can make success a reality for the underserved. If it weren’t for my public school community and the resources afforded to me by the government I had growing up in my low socio-economic upbringing I would not be here.  The support given to me by my teachers, my school’s staff and the community as a whole allowed me to rise up from my circumstances.  As such, I have made it my life’s passion to ensure each and every student, no matter their socio-economic status, race, national origin, language, or learning style get the support they need to succeed in school and beyond.   Education was a great equalizer for me and should be every child!  Furthermore, I believe in a strong social safety net to ensure that no matter the circumstances you were born into, you are still given the ability to succeed. 

In November 2020, I was reelected to the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees, having first been elected in 2016.  During my tenure as a trustee, among many other things, I have (1) continued our districts focus on narrowing the achievement gap, (2) helped revise our equity policy to not only require adoption of age appropriate curriculum and instructional materials that teach equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-bias, and about the injustices people of color still face to this day, but also required district to provide ongoing training regarding the same, and (3) changed the dress code policy to finally comport with the times and to not unfairly affect girls and people of color.  

As a delegate I promise to advocate for these values and more.  As a LASD Trustee, I have experience advocating for and making changes for my constituency based on feedback received and what is best for the district and the constituency I serve.  I will do the same as a delegate for District 24.  Furthermore, not unlike my consistent and concise communication in person and digitally with my LASD constituency, as a delegate I promise to keep you informed as to what is going on with the California Democratic Party along the way.  

Thank you for considering me and I look forward to the chance of being one of your Assembly District Delegates!

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