CANDIDATES FOR 2014 ELECTION

EXECUTIVE BRANCH CANDIDATES

BETTY YEE
Executive Branch Candidate
Controller
Endorsed by CaLIST

TAMMY BLAIR
Executive Branch Candidate
Controller

FIONA MA
Executive Branch Candidate
Board of Equalization Dist. 2

KAMALA HARRIS
Re-Election Candidate
Attorney General

STATE SENATE CANDIDATES

PAULINA MIRANDA
State Senate Candidate
District 8
Foothills

MARY HAYASHI
State Senate Candidate
District 10
Alameda, Santa Clara Counties

SHANNON O'BRIEN
State Senate Candidate
District 20
Ontario

SYLVIA ROBLES
State Senate Candidate
District 20
Ontario

CONNIE LEYVA
State Senate Candidate
District 20
Ontario

BARBI APPELQUIST
State Senate Candidate
District 26
Coastal Los Angeles

BETSY BUTLER
State Senate Candidate
District 26
Coastal Los Angeles

SANDRA FLUKE
State Senate Candidate
District 26
Coastal Los Angeles

AMY HOWORTH
State Senate Candidate
District 26
Coastal Los Angeles

ANNA NEVENIC
State Senate Candidate
District 28
Coachella Valley

SALLY MORALES HAVICE
State Senate Candidate
District 32
Whittier

Dr IRELLA PEREZ
State Senate Candidate
District 32
Whittier

HOLLY MITCHELL
Re-Election Candidate
District 30
Los Angeles

STATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

ELIZABETH ECHOLS
State Assembly Candidate
District 15, Berkeley
Endorsed by CaLIST

JACQUI IRWIN
State Assembly Candidate
District 44, Ventura County
Endorsed by CaLIST

SUJA LOWENTHAL
State Assembly Candidate
District 70, Long Beach
Endorsed by CaLIST

DIANA RODRIGUEZ
State Assembly Candidate
District 9
South Sacramento

ERIN CARLSTROM
State Assembly Candidate
District 10
Marin / Petaluma

DIANA CONTI
State Assembly Candidate
District 10
Marin / Petaluma

VERONICA JACOBI
State Assembly Candidate
District 10
Marin / Petaluma

CATHERINE STEBBINS
State Assembly Candidate
District 13
Stockton

PAMELA PRICE
State Assembly Candidate
District 15
Berkeley

TERESA COX
State Assembly Candidate
District 25
Fremont / Santa Clara

MARI GOODMAN
State Assembly Candidate
District 34
Bakersfield

HEIDI HARMON
State Assembly Candidate
District 35
San Luis Obispo

PATTY LOPEZ
State Assembly Candidate
District 39
East Los Angeles

KATHLEEN HENRY
State Assembly Candidate
District 40
Redlands

MELISSA O'DONNELL
State Assembly Candidate
District 40
Redlands

KARALEE HARGROVE
State Assembly Candidate
District 42
Yucaipa

SANDRA MENDOZA
State Assembly Candidate
District 53
Los Angeles

AUTUMN BURKE
State Assembly Candidate
District 62
Inglewood

SIMONA FARRISE
State Assembly Candidate
District 62
Inglewood

GLORIA GRAY
State Assembly Candidate
District 62
Inglewood

ANNE CAMERON
State Assembly Candidate
District 68
Tustin

WENDY GABRIELLA
State Assembly Candidate
District 73
Orange County

ANILA ALI
State Assembly Candidate
District 74
Irvine

KARINA ONOFRE
State Assembly Candidate
District 74
Irvine

SUSAN EGGMAN
Re-Election Candidate
District 13
Stockton

SUSAN BONILLA
Re-Election Candidate
District 14
Concord

NORA CAMPOS
Re-Election Candidate
District 27
San Jose

CRISTINA GARCIA
Re-Election Candidate
District 58
Downey

SHARON QUIRK-SILVA
Re-Election Candidate
District 65
Fullerton

TONI ATKINS
Re-Election Candidate
District 78
Coastal San Diego

DR. SHIRLEY WEBER
Re-Election Candidate
District 79
East San Diego

LORENA GONZALEZ
Re-Election Candidate
District 80
South San Diego

2016 STATE SENATE CANDIDATE

NANCY SKINNER
State Senate Candidate
District 9
Oakland

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Meet the 2014 Candidates

You would think that a woman’s right to birth control would be safe.  With the pending Supreme Court decision on birth control, this case shows that our rights as women are never safe. The best way to protect our rights is to elect pro-choice Democratic women!

Since 2010 when the GOP took full control of 25 legislatures and 29 governor’s offices, Republicans have advanced a right-wing agenda in those states and taken aim at women and minorities. In state after state, they have used their majorities and control to challenge federal legislative authority, to severely limit women’s access to reproductive care, to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act and to suppress voter turnout with new laws designed to harass and intimidate voters.

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Winning in Sochi and Sacramento

Watching the Olympics I am reminded that running for office is like being a professional athlete. It takes training, financial support and dedication to run, but in the end it all comes down to one race, one day.

CALILFORNIALIST is dedicated to giving pro-choice, Democratic women the training and support to run a competitive race and finish first on Election Day.

We have endorsed four excellent candidates in their 2014 bid for Assembly:

  • Elizabeth Echols is the leading contender for the Assembly in District 15 (Berkeley, Oakland). This seat is currently held by Nancy Skinner, who will be termed out this year. Elizabeth trained with EMERGE, and she is well prepared to win.
    www.echolsforassembly.com

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Resolutions for 2014

The New Year always feels like a fresh start – new goals, new ideas, and a desire to aim higher and achieve more. You may have made a New Year’s resolution. We’ve made four:

1. Grow our political fundraising network to support Democratic women running for State legislature in California.
2. Partner with other women’s organizations to recruit women candidates for 2016.
3. Connect a network of male and female leaders and political organizations to support qualified female candidates.
4. Ask every woman in California to look at herself and her network, identify a potential leader and ask her to run.

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Article in the Associated Press

An article appeared on January 26, 2014, in the Associated Press titled The Number of Women Dropping in California Legislature, that quotes CALIFORNIALIST President and Founder Bettina Duval on the status of elected women. The article was posted online by quite a few news organizations, including U-T San Diego, Orange County Register, The Washington Times, The Miami Herald and others.

Click here to read the full article

San Diego Union Tribune Article

CALIFORNIALIST Founder Bettina Duval wrote an Op Ed piece that appeared in the online copy of the San Diego Union Tribune on January 1, 2014, titled “A Wake Up Call  to Elect More Women.” 

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

Time Magazine Article

With the recent partial government shut down by the Republican male leadership, many are wondering how things would be different if women ran the world. 

Excellent food for thought comes from the Time magazine article that ran this week titled “Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington.” Read the full text of the article online here: http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/16/women-are-the-only-adults-left-in-washington.

Game On! Election Madness

This month we are celebrating our 11th anniversary. CALIFORNIALIST is proud of the work we have accomplished. We have identified, trained and supported Democratic women in our efforts to build a pipeline of female leaders. Since our inception, seven formerly endorsed CALIFORNIALIST candidates have beat the odds and gone on to serve in Congress. It’s on the local level and in our State legislature where we build a farm team for future leaders.

We are currently planning for the 2014 election and there is an alarming trend: women are not running for office. How can we continue to build our ultimate dream team and make it to the final four without any players?

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