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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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City of San DiegoCandidate for City Council, District 9

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Georgette Gomez

Nonprofit Executive / Health Advocate
6,567 votes (30.51%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Invest in our streets and City Services, not a downtown stadium.
  • Bring in better paying jobs.
  • Make housing affordable.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Associate Director for Environmental Health Coalition, advocating for children's health and clean energy.
Member, City Heights Area Planning Committee — Elected position (2012–2016)

Biography

Georgette Gomez is an effective neighborhood leader who’s gotten things done for us.

The daughter of working class immigrants, Georgette learned at an early age the importance of giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate.  After attending Serra High and graduating from SDSU, Georgette dedicated her career and volunteer time to making our community a better place to live and raise a family.

Georgette is an elected member of the City Heights Community Planning Group.  As a neighborhood leader, Georgette:

  • Brought the Farmer’s Market to our community
  • Took on WalMart for demolishing a historic San Diego landmark
  • Fought for our fair share of funding for street repair, safer streets, and parks. 

Georgette is the Associate Director of the Environmental Health Coalition where she advocates for children’s health and our environment.  At EHC, Georgette has:

  • Led the fight against neighborhood polluters harming nearby residents. 
  • Advocated for stricter laws on lead paint that threatens our kids.  
  • Expanded affordable housing for seniors and low income families.

Georgette has been recognized for her dedication to our communities with the following awards:

  • FEAT Award – Sierra Club, 2013
  • Voice of the Year – Voice of San Diego, 2013
  • Visionary Award – Cesar Chavez Commemorative Committee, 2014
  • Baker’s Dozen: People Who Made San Diego A Better Place – San Diego Free Press, 2014

Georgette and her partner Xochitl own their home in the Azalea Park community of City Heights where they’ve lived for the last decade with their two dogs, Canela and Frijolito.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins
  • Councilman David Alvarez
  • Councilman Todd Gloria

Organizations (9)

  • Equality CA
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
  • Environmental Health and Justice Campaign
  • San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council
  • UNITE HERE Local 30
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Sierra Club
  • City Heights Democratic Club
  • Save San Diego Neighborhoods

Elected Officials (1)

  • Fmr. State Senator Christine Kehoe

Individuals (1)

  • Donna Frye

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