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

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Dorothy "Dottie" Smith

Retired Educational Administrator
5,800 votes (28.75%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I am and will continue to be visible and vocal for the Democratic Party. I want to ensure democratic values and principles, such as quality education, livable wages, affordable health care and other human right issues are priorities.
  • Work diligently to help excellent, well qualified Democrats get elected to public office on the local, state and national levels.
  • Register voters, with an emphasize on them actually voting. Work with members of diverse ethnic communities to encourage those who are not citizens to become citizens and register to vote.



Profession:Retired After 37 Years as a Public School Educator, having served as a teacher, counselor and principal.
Delegate 23rd California Assembly Distirct, 23rd California Assembly District — Appointed position (2014–current)
President, Fresno County Democratic Women's Club — Elected position (2015–current)
Committee Member, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2016–current)
Served 33 years as an elected community college trustee, State Center Community District — Elected position (1981–2014)


California State University, Fresno BS , Early Childhood Education (not availa)
California State University, FResno Life Credential, Pupil Personnel/Counseling (not availa)
California State University, Fresno Life Credential, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education, (not availa)
California State University, Fresno Life Credential, Secondary, English (not availa)
State of California Language Development Certificate, Educational methods to teach students whose first language was not English. (not availa)

Community Activities

Founder, Fresno African American Chamber of Commerce, forerunner of the Fresno, CA. San Joaquin Black Chamber of Commerce (1987–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • NAACP, Fresno, California Chapter
  • Envolve
  • Fresno Stonewall Democrats

Individuals (8)

  • Pamela Fobbs
  • Richard Gaston
  • Dr. Carolyn Drake, Ret. Dean of Health Sci., Fresno City College
  • Virginia Casarez
  • Jackie Slade
  • Donald Slade
  • Sharlyn Woody
  • Anne Lopez- Gaston

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