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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Central Committee, District 3 — Contra Costa County Democratic Party

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Debra Vinson

Democratic
Governing Board Trustee for Antioch...
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Paul Seger

Democratic
Retired Teacher
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  1. Get Democrats elected to local municipal offices.
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Sharon Lee Mossman

Democratic
Teacher and Small Business Owner
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Richard Keith Mossman

Democratic
Small Business Owner, AT&T Retiree
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Debra Vinson

Democratic
Antioch Unified School District Governing Board Member
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • *Focus on education issues and improve academic outcomes, improve community relations with families in District 3 to improve on safety and quality of our neighborhoods.
  • *Bring a voice to local issues that affect surrounding cities in District 3, Improve voter turnout in Eastern Contra Costa County for high participation in Primary, General and Mid-term elections.
  • *Work closely with elected officials in City Councils, Assembly Districts and Congress to maintain a focus on policy issues and concerns.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Governing Board Trustee for Antioch Unified School District; Work as a Clinician in Mental Health field.
Governing Board Trustee Antioch Unified, Antioch California — Elected position (2014–current)
Affirmative Action Committee California Democratic Party, California Democratic Party — Appointed position (2015–current)
E-Board Representative, Democrat Party Contra Costa County — Elected position (2012–current)
California Delegate, California Democrat Party — Elected position (2010–current)
Appointed Incumbent, Democratic Central Committee Contra Costa County — Appointed position (2012–2016)

Education

Saybrook Graduate University Graduate Certificate, Violence Prevention & Response (2014)

Community Activities

Founder & Chair , East Contra Costa Democratic Club (2016–current)
Founder, Safety Faire for Children and Families, Debra Vinson (2015–current)
Regional Ambassador, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (2016–current)
Volunteer , California Democratic Party (2007–current)
Community Volunteer & Conflict Mediator, Youth Intervention Network (2011–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sal Evola, member of Pittsburg City Council
  • Evolve California
  • Eric Bauman, Vice President California Democratic Party

Political Beliefs

Democracy

Summary

Definition of Democracy:

A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

 

The US Preamble establishes democracy in a very clear manner. I believe in the common good of all communities to take part in how laws and legislation affect their well-being. Living in a democratic society gives us the voice and freedom to create and establish domestic tranquility. We must give each other a hand up so that we can collectively impact the outcomes in our communities that we want to see.  Change requires action and focus. Your participation in elections is required so your voice can be heard , thereby, ensuring that democracy will prevail. For the people, by the people, we the people.

 

#DemocracyIsPeoplePower!

 

I will be honored to have your vote to represent you in District 3!

 

Thank you!

Democratic
Retired Teacher
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Get Democrats elected to local municipal offices.
  • Facilitate the holding of locally elected municipal representatives accountable for the decisions they make.
  • Dramatically increase the number of East County Democrats and progressives voting for their best interests in EVERY single election; effectuated by regular conveyance of accurate and valuable information pertinent to peoples' core beliefs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Teacher

Education

Humbodt State University Teachers Credential, History/Social Science (1996)
California State University Long Beach Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1989)

Community Activities

Political Development Chair, East Contra Costa Democratic Club (2015–current)

Biography

 

I am running to offer voters an honest choice; standing for responsible progressive local government. As a founding officer of the newly chartered East Contra Costa Democratic Club, my goal is to build relationships with our regional community through better communication of the issues.

 

 

ECCDC's focus is to grow Democratic political momentum in our Region by getting Democrats elected to local councils and boards.

 

 

A few of the many local achievements I am proud of are: I organized and conducted public forums on Saving the Delta (stopping the tunnels), Curbing Urban sprawl, and Helping Communities & Local Independent Businesses Thrive. I worked for BAM, an organization that mobilizes homeowners against wrongful foreclosures and evictions.

 

 

Currently, I serve as the Director of “The Garden,” in Brentwood, a community garden that donates our produce to disabled, senior citizens and low income families; run by “at-risk youth.” I promise my full dedication to represent the 99%; supporting teachers, librarians, firefighters, safety and healthcare workers.

 

 

Please contact me and let me know about the issues that you hold dear regarding your hometown region.

 

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Email psseger65@gmail.com
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Sharon Lee Mossman

Democratic
Teacher
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase voter registration and the number of grass roots members for the Democratic Party
  • Help find candidates to run for offices and support their efforts to hold key Democratic seats
  • Facilitate changes in the County Central Committee to strengthen its focus on the needs of Contra Costa County

Experience

Experience

Profession:Teacher and Small Business Owner
Voting member, Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee — Elected position (2002–current)
Charter member of the Progressive Caucus, Ca Democratic Party — Appointed position (2002–current)
member of the Native American, Handicapped, and Women's Caucuses, Ca Democratic Party — Appointed position (2002–current)
Vice-President, Antioch Democratic Club — Elected position (2004–2010)
Charter member of the Foreign Affairs Sub-committee of the Progressive, Ca Democratic Party — Elected position (2002–2010)
Engineer, Pacific Bell (1984–1993)
Engineer (Civilian), U S Air Force (1980–1983)

Education

University of San Francisco Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (1987)

Community Activities

Events Coordinator and Director, St Andrews Noble Order of Royal Scots, Inc. (an educational 501c3 organization) (1996–2016)

Biography

As a mother of five children, a grandmother of five, and a teacher, I am committed to working for better education for our children and an affordable college education.

Because I am approaching retirement and have been disabled for many years, I am working for the rights of senior citizens and the handicapped in Contra Costa county and the State.

Political Beliefs

I feel it is very important for California to establish fair and equitable guidelines for immigration.

I am very interested in continuing my work to make sure the Delta levees are repaired and maintained. These levees are important to Contra Costa County and northern California as the source of water for citizns and farmers, natural recreational facilities, and one of the beautiful attractions of our area.

My husband and I organized and hosted the e-BART Forum where we brought in representatives from BART and the California Transit Authority to try to justfiy their decision to only provide diesel trains to the citizens of East Contra Costa County for the BART extension the citizens had paid for the past 50 years.

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Richard Keith Mossman

Democratic
Small Business Owner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue the efforts of the County Central Committee to increase voter turnout at elections
  • Create better methods to educate and inform the voters of this district on issues and candidates
  • Provide a contact for citizens of the district to access their elected leaders and other activists

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Business Owner, AT&T Retiree
Vice-Chairperson for Membership, Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee — Elected position (2014–current)
Progressive Caucus, Ca Democratic Party — Appointed position (2002–current)
Standing Committee on Voter Information, Ca Democratic Party — Appointed position (2014–current)
Principal Network Design Engineer, AT&T (1983–2014)
President, Antioch Democratic Club — Elected position (2002–2010)
Foreign Affairs sub-committee, Progressive Caucus, Ca. Democratic Party — Appointed position (2002–2008)

Education

Central State University, Oklahoma Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science (1983)

Community Activities

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, St. Andrews Noble Order of Royal Scots, Inc. (an educational 501c3 organization) (1996–2015)
Vietnam Era Veteran, US Air Force (1971–1975)

Biography

I believe corporate and lobbyist money and interests have subverted our democratic processes. I believe we must move to public funding of elections. We must quit wasting money on increasingly expensive campaigns for what are supposed to be public service positions.

Political Beliefs

I will promote the devlopment of active Democratic Clubs in the 3rd Supervisorial District. I will work with local city councils, school boards, and officials to communicate the issues and needs of the citizens.

My wife and I organized and hosted the e-BART Forum where we brought in representative from BART and the California Transit Authority to try to justify their decisions to only provide diesel trains to the citizens of East Contra Cost County for the BART extension the citizens have been paying for the past 50 years.

We need to do what we can to reduce the congestion on ur roads, the pollutions goind into our atmosphere, and the time wasted in traffic. We need to look at alterniatives to commuting. Our county and city leaders need to convince communications companyies to provide high speed internet to the removte (and therefore, less profitable) communities of the county and state. This would aid people in many ways: children in their studies, doctors in diagnosing ailments, and operation of businesses large and small.

Our city and county leaders must develop contact and processes to bring employment to the East County communities. But, they must be more than just retail and restaurant jobs. Our citizens need "careers" and not just "jobs". They need to be able to save for their retirement, buy homes, and educate their children.

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Email rmossman@pacbell.net
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Harry L. Thurston

Democratic
Retired IT Analyst
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Rosa Argentina Davila-Luevano

Democratic
Social Worker
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Odessa Lefrancois

Democratic
Respiratory Therapist
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