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Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club Endorsement
March 10, 2018
I am honored to have been endorsed by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic club today! After the March for Black Women, the meeting started with lots of candidates and an engaged club with great enthusiasm. Thank you for your endorsement!
Candidate Registration for the Ballot
March 8, 2018
It is official! After 10 months of work, being out in the community, listening to my voters, I filed my official paperwork to be on the ballot. It is a humbling step, and I am looking forward to the next 8 months! Thank you for all your support! 
Candidate Meet and Greet
March 4, 2018
Thank you so much to Darshana Patel, Poway Unified School Board, for an intimate meet and greet this afternoon. The engagement was great, such a warm and intellectual group!
UCSD Democratic Club Meeting
February 6, 2018
A special evening...I thoroughly enjoyed speaking at my alma mater, at the UCSD Democratic Club. There was a great turn out considering they are in the middle of midterms. Such great questions, and a bunch of intern requests!
Endorsed by the California Democratic Party
January 28, 2018
It’s unanimous!  Excited to receive 100% support from California Democratic Party delegates at today’s pre-endorsing conference.  These grassroots leaders are the backbone of our Democratic Party and together we’re going to beat back the Republicans and #FlipAD77.  Thank you!
Meet and Greet at Lisa Bagot's lovely home
January 27, 2018
This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening get together full of engaged friends and neighbors who are looking for a solid place to invest in their political passions and interests.  Thank you for all your time and commitment! 
Breakfast at the Prado honoring 45 years since the passage of Roe v Wade
January 26, 2018
It was fantastic to celebrate all the work that has to be done to maintain a woman's right to choose, and access to high-quality, low-cost or free healthcare for everyone.

Meet and Greet at the Home of Lindsay Allen in Scripps Ranch

January 21, 2018 - Thank you to an amazing hostess and your friends for attending.  The follow-up questions were in depth and fostered an excellent exchange on both policy and principal.  I appreciate all who decided to spend their Sunday afternoon with us!



Women's March, San Diego

January 20, 2018
Once again this year, the enthusiasm and commitments of tens of thousands shone through.  My family and I, activists, campaign volunteers and supporters came out to celebrate equality and values.  And #RESIST.​

All People's Breakfast, hosted by Alliance San Diego - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15, 2018 - This was an inspiring morning with friends honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A great way to start the week!



San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action

January 5, 2018 - Today I was endorsed by the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action! This group inspires and educates; persistently demands the highest standards from its endorsed candidates and is an institution of integrity. Thank you for your endorsement - I will make you proud.



Endorsement by the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

December 11, 2017 - Thank you to the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club for your endorsement! A huge club, with over 270 members, standing room only tonight. And congratulations to the other endorsed candidates - it's an honor to be among you!


Stand Up Scripps Ranch Holiday Party

December 10, 2017 - Stand Up Scripps Ranch Holiday Party 2017! This group of astounding women, activists, and philanthropists have inspired me since the day we met. Their individual achievements and collective spirit are second to none.


Fundraiser at the Home of Ticia Murphy and Joan Todd

December 9, 2017 - Thank you for a warm holiday evening full of inspiration.  Most of these ladies have played soccer with me for years, so we share a kinship and camaraderie on the field.  Leadership is only possible with teamwork and mutual respect.  What I have learned from them, I take with me on every journey. Here's to winning!

Teamsters Local 481

December 6, 2017 - Thank you to the Teamsters 481 brothers and sisters who hosted me this evening.  It was great to have the opportunity to introduce myself, talk about issues important to working people, and propose solutions to issues that affect all Californians.  They had great questions and a very engaged, large group!

Fundraiser for Adam Schiff 

December 3, 2017 - A lovely evening for Adam Schiff hosted at the gorgeous home of Jamie Carr!  I have so much respect for the work he is doing in service to our country.  So measured and credible.




Asian American Pacific Islander Meeting

November 29, 2017 - A warm and inviting group.  And potato samosas no less!  I will be back for that food over and over.  Thanks for a great meeting.





San Diego Young Democrats Club

November 28. 2017 - Another "standing room only" evening at the San Diego Young Democrats Club meeting. Thank you for the honor of your endorsement! And some fantastic policy questions...such an engaged, well-informed group. My 20-year-old would be proud!




Democratic Woman's Club Endorsement

November 27, 2017 - It was standing room only (literally) at the Democratic Woman's Club meeting.  I am thrilled to be their first endorsed candidate! The very day I sent in my paperwork to declare candidacy, I went to the Democratic Woman's Club meeting that night. It was a committed, energized crowd and started me off on this great journey. Thank you for the honor.




Policy Research Team; The Start of Field Leadership

November 19, 2017 - This is my policy research crew and the beginnings of an amazing field operation! Thank you to Sean Elo for your time, passion and sharing your knowledge with my group. What a brain trust!



League of Women Voters Forum Hosting Kevin Beiser, Dist. B Board Member, San Diego Unified School District

November 10, 2017 - I learned so much tonight from our Dist. B Board Member, on the San Diego Unified Board of Education, Kevin Beiser. Thank you to the League of Women Voters for hosting him (fabulous in a tux, Kevin!) to answer some very specific questions on an array of topics. He was well-versed and left a positive community message. I am proud of the votes he has passed in alignment with what our community is telling him is important to us. Thank you to Emily Dresslar for moderating, and all the engaged attendees with fantastic inquiries.



UCSD Democratic Club

November 7, 2017 - What a treat to speak at my Alma Mater, UCSD.  The UCSD Democratic Club is on fire!  They registered 3000 voters for the 2016 election, and are really enthusiastic about the 2018 election.  One year to go!  This group of students is brilliant, asked some great questions and will provide a rich resource for volunteers to support Democratic candidates.  



Fundraiser at the home of Becky Phillpott

November 5, 2017 - The perfect hostess, Becky Phillpott hosted an elegant and warm reception for my candidacy.  City Attorney Mara Elliott gave an educated, impassioned introduction which was quite striking and set a supportive mood.  She has been a generous and accessible advocate.  Elected officials, volunteers, outstanding candidates, long-time and new friends all made time in their afternoons to be there.  Thank you for the outstanding support.  I appreciate every one of you.












Fundraiser for Fiona Ma, State Treasurer

November 4, 2017 - Fundraiser for Fiona Ma, our next State Treasurer!  A gorgeous reception full of inspiring people.  And an extra, humbling, treat was an endorsement for me from Fiona Ma herself!  She is even more amazing in person.  What a wonderful evening.  I couldn't be more enthusiastic about her candidacy and years of service to the state.







Toy and Game Drive for Homeless Children Living in Cars in City Parking Lots

November 2, 2017 - This is going to be my ongoing project.

Let's bring some joy and kindness into the lives of homeless children sleeping in cars with their parents in the 4 lots designated by the city. I am putting out a challenge to my Facebook family, campaign supporters, friends and family. I would like to start a collection of toys and games, and take runs with whoever would like to come along to distribute them at the 4 lots. People who want to support the needs of the homeless are generous with services provided through bigger, well-known projects like Father Joe's and the Alpha Project and/or they drop things off at shelters. No one is driving to parking lots! Let's make this happen - an early Christmas.

We are officially collecting new and gently used toys and games, in mass quantities! Who's in??  Email me at

Clairemont Town Council

November 2, 2017 - This was such a great crowd!. Boy scouts, students, community activists and some fantastic candidates.  I am honored to have been asked for an interview by some students working on a project for their political science class!  





Event for Candidate Patrick Macfarland

October 28, 2017 - Celebrating with Patrick Macfarland at David Arambula's awesome home. So many great people honoring a fantastic person and candidate. Thank you for inspiring all of us!







Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club

October 28, 2017 - It was a pleasure speaking with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club today.



Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting

October 23, 2017 - What an honor!! The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club made me their first EVER endorsed candidate! This group have been warm, inviting, civically engaged and well-informed since my first visit to their meeting in June. They welcomed me to their voter registration booth and parade on the 4th of July which were both thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for your support, encouragement and activism!


7th Annual Rancho Bernardo Safety Fair

October 22, 2017 - Fantastic turnout of service support, first responders, community support groups, and leaders who are willing to put time and energy into protecting our district from the kind of fire devastation we experienced in 2003 and 2007.



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Candidate Brunch Meet and Greet Hosted by Marci Meehan and Lyndell Werling, Scripps Ranch

October 22, 2017 - Thank you to my dear friends for inviting neighbors, activists and other friends to come listen to my vision for how our government can better serve and protect our citizens.  It's inspiring seeing that no matter what anyone's political affiliations are, we all want the basics: safety and well-being of our children, a strong economy, access to affordable healthcare and education.  The discussion was engaging! 2017-10-22_Brunch1.jpeg 2017-10-22_Brunch2.jpeg

The Center's 45th Sapphire Anniversary Gala

October 21, 2017 - 45 years of service, innovations, and kindness to a vulnerable community through decades of struggle. Dr. Dolores Jacobs, you will be missed. And your decades of love and leadership have helped countless lives, families and the community at large. What a wonderful celebration of solidarity.  Thank you to every leader who cut the high grass, every person who accessed services and every volunteer who put their heart into the soul of the Center.  We are all better for it! 2017-10-21_SDCtr1.jpeg






San Diego Democratic Party Convention

October 21, 2017 - San Diego Democratic Party Convention today. Great minds think alike! And yes, my first photo, not to be the last, with Tom Steyer. Thank you for your amazing work on so many Progressive issues. My children's children (there will be a pile of them!!) thank you many times over for your commitment to our environment.




San Diego Chapter of the National Organization for Women

October 18, 2017 - A fantastic evening at the San Diego chapter of NOW. The National Organization for Women has been advocating for civil and equal rights since 1970. It was an honor to speak and be part of their great history, at the Women's Museum.




Candidate Meet and Greet in Del Sur

October 15, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet with fantastic community leaders and voters; volunteers on fire to make a difference!  Flip the 77th in 92127!  Thank you to our generous hosts Casey, Eduardo, and Chris and all who took time out of their gorgeous Sunday afternoon to come together.





Dr. Jen Campbell for City Council, District 2 Kick-off Fundraiser

October 13, 2017 - Such a lovely turnout of community leaders, inspired friends and supporters. You have a groundswell of support Jen and we are proud of you! 





Poway Democratic Club

October 12, 2017 - It's a honor to have earned your fantastic club's endorsement tonight.  I have tremendous respect for all your community work.  Thank you as well for inviting me to present a discussion on the housing and homelessness crisis in San Diego.



Volunteer Training

October 8, 2017 - Held at the beautiful home of Yvonne Elkin: a first volunteer training. A core group of people motivated for positive change in our communities, willing to spend their time and creativity to achieve it! Thank you for all you give for creating what comes next!



Candidate Reception, Tierrasanta

September 30, 2017 - A fantastic, elegant candidate reception tonight hosted by the lovely Lois and Jane in Tierrasanta. I appreciate the input of small business owners who struggle to stay in California, parents of college students who have to send their kids out of state to afford tuition, people struggling with health care who have opted to seeking services in Mexico and constituents who are seeking real answers from real people who want to listen more than sell themselves as career politicians. Thank you for spending your evening feeding my mind!




AIDS Walk, Hillcrest

September 30, 2017 - Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.7 million [30.8–42.9 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2016.

We celebrate the quality of life enabled through advanced research and treatments but must acknowledge the scourge is not cured.

Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club Meeting

September 25, 2017 - I always enjoy my time with the warm-hearted members of this group.  It was great to get a legislative update from Senator Toni Atkins and share some laughs.





Candidate Meet and Greet at the home of Andrea and Beatrice Cubitt, Scripps Ranch

September 24, 2017 - Such a lovely evening of thorough discussion of civic engagement and why citizens are stepping up to make a difference in our current political climate.  It is not sufficient to keep doing what we always have done, and people can make a difference!  Thank you for all your support!




Democrats for Environmental Action Third Anniversary Event and Awards Ceremony

September 24, 2017 - A packed event honoring all the hard work of our stewards of environmental protection.  We have had so many environmental victories at the state and local level in the past year, and this celebration of the individual activists, elected officials and supporters of the cause was inspirational.  Oh, and delicious food at Ponce's was a plus!







Utility Consumers' Action Network Event - Honoring Marti Emerald

September 23, 2017 - Thank you to Marti Emerald for her many years of service in consumer advocacy and protection. We all owe her a debt of gratitude! And thank you to UCAN for all your tireless work on all our behalves!




Muslim American Society - Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Workshop -

With Fayaz Nawabi, Ismahan Warfa, Nicole Capretz, and Carol Kim

September 23, 2017 - I am always learning and so appreciative of our community activists.



Candidate Meet-and-Greet -

Hosted by Eden and Kyle Yaege, Jen Campbell and Suzanne Hawkins

September 17, 2017 - A lovely Saturday brunch talking to fantastic community leaders and hearing more about their priorities for the most important things our government can be focused on right now!







Equality California Awards Gala - Los Angeles

September 16, 2017 - Equality California has been a champion for issues of equality, legal protection and advocacy for two decades.  My family and countless like ours owes our marriage equality opportunity to the unwavering commitment of thousands of activists.  Thank you to Executive Director, Rick Zbur, for welcoming me as your guest to attend this evening’s celebration.  Two of my favorite advocates, Adam Schiff and Sharon Stone shared such inspirational messages.







Clairemont Democratic Club

September 12, 2017 - Thank you to the Clairemont Democratic Club for your support and endorsement! I appreciate the opportunity to have a robust conversation about the housing crisis we are facing in San Diego with an engaged and caring group of citizens.



Rancho Penasquitos Democratic Club

September 11, 2017 - I spoke on San Diego's housing and homelessness Crisis.  Thank you to our Poway Unified School Board Members, Economist Alan Gin and some very engaged community leaders who are all committed to pursuing creative and last reforms in housing policy that can be more inclusive for all our county residents.  I am inspired by your community advocacy.



Scripps Ranch Meet & Greet at the Knox home

September 10, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet at the home of Kit and Kim Knox. It was a pleasure seeing old friends and connecting with new ones. Thank you for spending your Sunday afternoon meeting your Assembly candidate!





San Carlos Meet & Greet at the Grant-Prejean home

September 10, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet at the home of Christina Prejean and Eric Grant. Thank you for such a great attendance of supporters and friends. I appreciate your warm hospitality and thoughtful conversation.




Poway Days Parade

September 9, 2017 - Celebrating Poway Days with community leaders, families, great food and fun.






92127 Democratic Club

September 7, 2017 - Congratulations to one of San Diego's newest Democratic Clubs - 92127! Hosted by Chris Dalton and attended by really well-informed and motivated members who are spending their precious time working for a better future! And my favorite: speaking with Ammar Campa-Najjar. Ammar, you both educate and inspire. You have been a real bright spot on my own political journey. The sky is the limit for you my friend! Thank you!




Defending DACA - San Diego County Administration Building 

September 5, 2017 - America is a country of immigrants, and our diversity makes us stronger.  We will stand together against hate. Thank you to all the community leaders who organized rallies all over the county tonight to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the vulnerable and targeted. Count me in!






Carmel Valley Democratic Club

August 28, 2017 - It was my pleasure to speak with Congressman Scott Peters to our new Democratic Club in Carmel Valley.  This was a well-informed, enthusiastic group with a fantastic turnout.  Thank you for the invitation to spend some time discussing pressing issues and common priorities.





Stand Up Scripps Ranch

August 27, 2017 - I continue to be inspired by the activism and positive engagement of this committed group of women.  Thank you for all you have done for so many years to serve our hometown of Scripps Ranch and taking it to the next level throughout the county.




Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim at the Women's Caucus

August 26, 2017 - These women leaders are tireless advocates for women's and children's issues, feminist leadership and female candidates.  Lead by Christine Pelosi and embraced as one of the most progressive and powerful caucuses in our state.





Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim with President pro Tem Kevin de Leon

August 26, 2017 - I am honored to capture a moment with our California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon.  Thank you for your extraordinary leadership.




Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim with Francine Busby

August 26, 2017 - I celebrate all the lives of both men and women that low-cost clinics like Planned Parenthood have saved through preventative care in their many years of service.  All women deserve full access to healthcare regardless of their ability to pay and a full range of reproductive options.




San Diego Democrats for Equality

August 17, 2017 - I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Democrats for Equality this evening.  They are such a strong club, and a group of people committed to civil rights and equality for all.  Thank you so much!







San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

August 14, 2017 - An enjoyable evening with the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club.  It’s always a pleasure to connect with people committed to new ideas and fresh perspectives.




Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Hotel Del Coronado

August 13, 2017 - HRC is a cause I have supported for 20 years. I am grateful and proud of the mission and hard work of this organization for equal rights for all. And a fun evening with friends celebrating. We have lots of hard work ahead.












Clairemont Democratic Club

August 8, 2017 - Enjoying time with Todd Gloria, Nick Serrano, Dr. Jen, engaged citizens and candidates. Thanks to Todd Gloria for the legislative update about all the important work going on in Sacramento. I can't wait to be part of it!



Candidate Coffee -

Hosted by Rana Ali

August 7, 2017 - An enjoyable evening with neighbors and friends discussing policy and activism. I appreciate everyone's input!



Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor Kick-Off Party

August 6, 2017 - One of my favorite things about running for office has been the amazing, inspirational and warm-hearted servant leaders I have met. We are really blessed to have some truly remarkable people who are committed to all the right causes. Feeling grateful and inspired.









The Muslim Chamber of Commerce

August 5, 2017 - Honored to attend the inaugural meeting in support of our vibrant Muslim community.



First Candidate Coffee - 

Hosted by Karen Reimus

August 5, 2017 - Thank you to the warm, engaging group who spent their Saturday afternoon at my first candidate coffee. And our amazing hostess and devout activist, Karen Reimus for her flawless party! I appreciate all the support and enthusiasm.







Clairemont Days

August 5, 2017 - Thank you for welcoming me to join the Clairemont Democratic Club with our goal of registering new voters. Keep up the hard work!



Women in Law Enforcement

August 3, 2017 - I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Women Leaders in Law Enforcement. With Marci Bair and my favorite law enforcement officer, David Meyers.



People Power

July 26, 2017 - I am inspired by all the extraordinary patriots who are stepping up, engaging in new and brave ways, and determined to take a stand in our communities. Thank you for your hospitality and invitation to collaborate on immigration and other civil rights policies.



San Diego Pride

July 15, 2017 - An absolutely gorgeous day of fun and celebration! Pride gets bigger and more beautiful every year!








San Diego Women's Pride Brunch - Human Rights Campaign Victory Fund

July 15, 2017 - The mission of this great organization is working to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.






Men of Run Women Run Dinner

July 14, 2017 - A fantastic evening last night with the men of Run Women Run!




Human Rights Campaign - Gossip Grill Mixer

July 6, 2017 - I am inspired by all the work being done by our local Human Rights Campaign steering committee and activists. Lovely mixer at Gossip Grill! Join us for the Annual Gala August 12 at the Hotel Del Coronado!  With my friends Layne Rackley and Jeffrey Dunlap.






Spirit of the Fourth - Rancho Bernardo

July 4, 2017 - It was great helping voters register on the birthday of our nation. And I am honored to have been in the Rancho Bernardo 4th of July parade with the RB Dem club. Such a fun group!







Rancho Santa Fe's Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 2017 - Walking in support of Colonel Doug Applegate (Flip the 49th!) in Rancho Santa Fe with Dave Meyers for Sheriff. Three candidates committed to positive changes in the community. Happy Independence Day!





Headstrong Project Benefit

June 29, 2017 - Providing cost-free, bureaucracy-free, stigma-free mental health services for veterans and their families.  Thank you to Nathan Fletcher for your unwavering commitment to service members and veteran care.





Together We Will - North County Inland

June 26, 2017 - Together We Will defend equal rights, fight for the environment, hold our elected officials accountable, and more.






June 25, 2017 - Celebrating with San Diego's vibrant Muslim community at the San Diego Convention Center. Eid Mubarak!




"We Are One" - 29th Annual Labor Council Awards

June 24, 2017 - Honoring our community labor leaders in their support of working people.



Ready to Run Panel - National Women's Political Caucus

June 24, 2017 - Training our women leaders of tomorrow. What an inspirational panel of role models!



UCSD Celebration of Pride

June 21, 2017 - Thank you to UC San Diego Health's many years of extraordinary commitment to the health of our community.  It is always a treat to see Gavin Newsom.  




California State Democratic Convention

May 20, 2017 - It was an honor to participate in voting for our next generation of Democratic Party leadership in California. Toasty hot in Sacramento!



International Worker's Day Labor March

May 1, 2017 - Celebrating May 1st to commemorate the advent of the 8-hour work day, we honor the contributions of all workers.




Veterans Democratic Club

April 27, 2017 - Connecting with courageous veterans of many generations to find out how to best support their needs.



San Diego County Democratic Party Candidate Training

March 26, 2017 - Getting inspired!



San Diego Women's March

January 21, 2017 - Proud to have my family march with millions of activists across the globe. Let's create what comes next!






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