Endorsement Results

Written on 05/03/2024
Democratic Woman's Club

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Hello ,
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Endorsement Meeting last Sunday. Following are the results:

SD County Board of Supervisors District 3: Terra Lawson-Remer is our endorsed candidate 

County Board of Supervisors District 1: Nora Vargas is our endorsed candidate

Oceanside Mayor: Esther Sanchez is our endorsed candidate

Congressional District 49: Mike Levin is our endorsed candidate

Congressional District 51: Sara Jacobs is our endorsed candidate

CA Senate District 39: Dr. Akilah Weber is our endorsed candidate

Assembly District 76: Dr. Darshana Patel is our endorsed candidate

San Diego City Attorney: Heather Ferbert is our endorsed candidate

La Mesa City Council (2 seats): Lauren CazaresJack Shu are our endorsed candidates

Oceanside City Council District 4: Amber Kae Niuatoa is our endorsed candidate

CA Assembly District 79: Dr. Lashae Sharp-Collins is our endorsed candidate

The Club voted for NO ENDORSEMENT in the following races:

Chula Vista City Council District 4

San Diego City Council District 3 

San Diego Mayor

Congratulations to all of our endorsed candidates! 

Some good news! At our May meeting last year, we heard from midwife Nikki Helms of the San Diego Community Birth Center, which is the only Black owned birth center in San Diego County. The center has been selected to receive a $100,000 support grant through the County’s Equity Impact Grant Program. Check out this article to learn more and see the other worthy grant recipients!


Speaking of equity funding, per the Union Tribune, “Nearly $40 million of the $100 million in budget cuts San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is proposing would damage recent city efforts to boost low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. The 241-page report from the city’s independent budget analyst is giving new momentum to demands from community leaders and some City Council members that Gloria reverse many of the cuts. Critics say the proposed cuts to programs for youth, homeless people, immigrants and neighborhoods vulnerable to climate change would roll back progress on social equity and erode morale in affected areas.” Read more here.


The DWC Executive Board has submitted a letter asking the Mayor to reverse the proposed cuts. Learn more at our next regular meeting at 6:30 on Monday, May 20 at Elijah’s. We will also hear important updates from Planned Parenthood on our fight for reproductive rights. 

Our next Endorsement Meeting will be on Sunday, June 2 at 11:00am via zoom. Watch your email for more details!

Thank you,
Cathie Hyatt 
DWC President

The purpose of the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County is to amplify women's issues through education and advocacy and to foster active interest in the Democratic Party, supporting the party platforms, contributing to party leadership and responsibility, providing a constructive role for the volunteer in Democratic politics, and developing an activist base.
We demand equality of opportunity, a level playing field, and fair and equal treatment for all.

We are dismantling the patriarchy.
Questions? Email info@dwc-sd.org.