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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Sacramento County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1

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Caitlin Maple

Policy Analyst
4,102 votes (4.08%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Providing for undeserved communities and individuals.
  • Strengthening collaboration among levels of government and in communities.
  • Identifying where performance metrics and strategic planning can be used in evaluating programs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Policy Analyst
Research Analyst, California Forward (2015–current)
Director, 52nd Agricultural District, Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors — Appointed position (2016–current)
Vice President, Fem Dems — Elected position (2016–current)
Board Member, Midtown Neighborhood Association — Elected position (2016–current)

Education

University of California, Davis Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (current)

Community Activities

Member, Sacramento County Young Democrats (2015–current)
Member, Greater Sacramento Habitat For Humanity Young Professionals (2015–current)
Member, William Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club (2016–current)

Biography

After leaving home at the young age of 16, learning to juggle three jobs, finishing high school and attending college, Caitlin learned the meaning of hard work and working against the odds to succeed. To obtain her goal of a higher education, she worked for over seven years in the restaurant industry waiting tables and bartending while attending college. After earning two associate’s degrees from American River College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, Caitlin knew the struggles of being a non-traditional student trying to make ends meet. After school, Caitlin began on a path toward catalyzing social change in order to improve the lives of those around her. From that point on, she vowed to use her time and energy to ensure our societal and governing systems provide the necessary services in the most efficient and effective ways, to those who need them the most.

Caitlin transitioned from education to the California state Capitol working in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, where she had the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the legislative process, while building a network within the Capitol community. She now uses skills learned from her years of customer service, along with her legislative knowledge and passion, toward effective, efficient and sustainable systems change by using her role with the bipartisan governance improvement organization titled California Forward. As an expert on California election administration and funding, she produces media content, speaks at conferences, and presents to agencies, legislative staff and other stakeholders.

Caitlin is also active in the Sacramento community. She is a member of several boards, committees, various clubs and volunteer groups including Habitat for Humanity. Among her other interests, Caitlin’s passion is in empowering women to become leaders. She is currently building a coalition to empower women in Sacramento.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • William Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club
  • Fem Dems

Organizations (1)

  • Sacramento Stonewall Democrats

Elected Officials (1)

  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Gallardo-Rooker

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

After leaving home at the age of 16, learning to juggle three jobs, finishing high school and attending college, I learned the meaning of hard work and working against the odds to succeed. More than seven years of waiting tables and bartending while in school presented many trials and tribulations, as well as several times when I felt like giving up. One of the greatest challenges of being a non-traditional student without a strong support system was feeling unable to relate to many of my peers.

I was that student crying in the middle of the night deciding whether to pay for textbooks or rent. I was that student told by my employer to either show up for my shift scheduled during a final exam, or be fired. I was that student sleeping in her car for the two hours between her bartending and waitressing shifts, chasing the dream of a better life.

These experiences allowed me to think differently and holistically about the world around me. As I spent time in the Capitol and then at a nonprofit focused on improving governance systems, I brought this frame of mind with me. In addition to a desire for improving government, I am also passionate about my community. I am on the board of my neighborhood association, volunteer for various nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, and am a gubernatorial appointee to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors, to name a few. I am similarly involved in the Democratic community serving as Vice President for the Feminist Democrats as well as a member of the Sacramento County Young Democrats.

My passions include tackling homelessness and empowering women to become leaders, among others. The experiences of my youth have driven me to make the world around me a better place and to help ensure others have the services and support they need to overcome challenging situations in their lives. I feel it is the responsibility of representatives and government to help those who are most vulnerable while being efficient, effective and sustainable. This is only possible by electing representatives with diverse and inclusive perspectives to serve.

If elected as a representative on the Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee, I will bring that different perspective and be a voice for change.

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