DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP, PROGRESSIVE VALUES
I am asking for your vote to be an Assembly District Delegate from AD 24. I am a lifelong progressive Democrat. I am currently an elected member of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education. I was first elected to the school board in 2014, and won re-election in 2018. I was the president of the school board from December 2017 to December 2018. I have been endorsed by Senator-elect Dave Cortese.
I am running to ensure that our California Democratic Party represents the needs of our diverse communities, and that the Party is run with integrity and transparency. We need a strong Party as we go into battle to defeat Trump, retake the Senate, and restore a sane, Democratic government to our country.
As a school board member I have pursued a progressive Democratic agenda to make our school district more effective at serving the needs of our students. The Palo Alto Weekly’s endorsement editorial called me a “a force for positive change and a strong leader,” citing my leadership in many areas from closing the achievement gap to Title IX reform to improving student well-being. My experience in setting strong and clear sexual harassment policy is particularly relevant now as the Party grapples with how to better handle this issue in the future.
I have been a strong advocate for closing the achievement gap, which is a serious issue of equal educational opportunity in Palo Alto. I have supported many initiatives to bring more resources and support for all students.
I am particularly proud of my successful work in support of Title IX, and victims of sexual harassment and assault in our schools. The previous school board attacked the Obama Administration’s enforcement of civil rights laws in Palo Alto schools. I ran a campaign in 2014 to turn confrontation into cooperation. Now Palo Alto is considered a national model for K-12 Title IX compliance. I also pushed successfully for broader protections against discrimination on the basis of immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of identity critical to our students.
As a Delegate I will pursue the same progressive, results-oriented approach that I have taken to my service on the school board. I’ve actively supported Democratic candidates from local to national office, and I know how important it is to have a strong Party that is governed with integrity and transparency. I’ll work hard to earn your vote!
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We will bring together our diverse backgrounds for meaningful representation of the district and deliver thoughtful solutions.