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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Alameda County Democratic Party — Democratic Party — ” Elizabeth Echols, Candidate for Central Committee, Assembly District 15

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Elizabeth Echols

Member, Central Committee, 15th Assembly District
24,571 votes (8.98%)Winning
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  • Defeat Trump! Elect progressive Democrats at all levels of government who reflect the values of our community.
  • Create a more fair and just society by championing equal rights, reducing income inequality, increasing educational opportunity, affordable housing and access to health care.
  • Combat climate change and stop coal exports through the Port of Oakland.
Profession:California Consumer Advocacy Director
Director, California Consumer Advocacy Organization — Appointed position (2016current)
Commissioner, Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2016current)
Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, 15th Assembly District — Elected position (2006current)
Regional Director, U.S. Small Business Administration — Appointed position (20102013)
Director, U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter (20092010)
Member, Obama-Biden Transition Team — Appointed position (20082009)
Yale University BA, Economics and Political Science (current)
Stanford Law School JD (current)
Life Member, Sierra Club (2008current)
Member , California League of Conservation Voters (2012current)
Member, Equality California (2013current)
Executive Board Member, National Women's Political Caucus (Local Chapter) (20022013)

I respectfully ask for your vote for the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee.  I have served as an elected member of the Central Committee since 2006, and would be honored to have the privilege to continue to serve you.   

 

Most of my life has been dedicated to public service.  I served as President Obama’s Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Pacific Region.  In this role, I focused on creating economic opportunity for young people, women, and underserved communities through providing access to the resources needed to start their own business and create jobs in our communities. 

 

Locally, I serve as a Commissioner on the Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission.  In addition, I recently was appointed to lead a statewide consumer advocacy organization to lower California consumer’s utility bills, improve safety, and protect our environment.

 

Early in my career, I was as an advisor to then Vice President Al Gore on Internet policy. Returning back to the Bay Area, I headed the non-profit OpNet Community Ventures where we helped create economic opportunity for low-income young women and people of color through web programming and web design training. 80% of our graduates got good jobs in the tech industry or created their own small businesses. I also helped develop after school programs to interest more girls and children of color in science and technology.

 

I later served as Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter where I worked with labor, environmentalists, industry and state leaders to pass legislation that would protect our environment and create green jobs.

 

My priorities for County Central Committee include:

 

·        Keep a Democrat in the White House, and elect progressive Democrats at all levels of government who reflect the values of our community.

 

·        Create a more fair and just society by championing equal rights, reducing income inequality, increasing educational opportunity, affordable housing and access to health care.

 

·        Combat climate change and stop coal exports through the Port of Oakland. 

 

Thanks for your consideration.  I would be honored to have your vote. 

 

 


 

  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • State Senator Loni Hancock
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • State Senator Loni Hancock
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Marlon McWilson
  • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • San Leandro City Councilmember Jim Prola
  • El Cerrito City Councilmember Gabe Quinto
  • Emeryville City Councilmember Nora Davis
  • Emeryville City Councilmember Ruth Atkin
  • Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez
  • Berkeley City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste
  • Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio
  • Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates
  • Oakland School Board Member Nina Senn
  • Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb
  • Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (former)
  • Berkeley Democratic Club
  • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
  • East Bay Women’s Political Caucus
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
  • John George Democratic Club
  • SEIU 1021

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