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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1 — Fresno County Democratic Party

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Dorothy "Dottie" Smith

Retired After 37 Years as a Public...
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  1. Voter Education
  2. Gender Equality
  3. Educational Equity
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  1. Educational Opportunity. - clear and specific mentoring...
  2. Health Water Supply - equitable and just water supply...
  3. Wage equity - balanced gender pay, work roles and...
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Debbie J. Darden

Coordinator in Manufacturing
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  2. Foster strong communities for economic and revenue...
  3. Strong advocate for safe neighborhood and beautification
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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.

Experience

Experience

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)

Education

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

Candidate Contact Info

Email tdottie@comcast.net
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Espiridion R. Sandoval

Appointed Incumbent
5,101 votes (25.28%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Voter Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Educational Equity

Experience

Experience

Profession:Teacher
Teacher and College Coordinator, Golden Plains Unified School District (1992–2016)
County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1 Representative, County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1 — Democratic Party — Appointed position (2015–2016)

Education

California State University Fresno Masters of Arts, International Relations (1996)
California State University Fresno Bachelor of Arts , History (1988)

Community Activities

Wrestling Coach, Mat Kings Wrestling Club (2015–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Stonewall Democratic Club

Elected Officials (4)

  • Jose Ornelas San Joaquin City Council
  • Felipe Perez Firebaugh City Council
  • Rolando Castro Mendota City Council
  • Daniel Parra Fowler City Council

Candidate Contact Info

Email espisandoval@yahoo.com
Educational Consultant
4,233 votes (20.98%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Educational Opportunity. - clear and specific mentoring of young and old toward education, college entrance and the trades.
  • Health Water Supply - equitable and just water supply and use of quality water for all.
  • Wage equity - balanced gender pay, work roles and advancement opportunities for all.

Experience

Experience

Volunteer & Organizer - Hillary for America - Fresno Core Team, Self (2015–current)
Current candidate for Central Committee, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2016–current)

Education

Hunter College - CUNY, California Institute of Integral Studies, and San Francisco State University MA in Organizational Development, MA in Special Education, BA in English Language Arts, Women's Studies, Educational Therapy for mild to moderate disabilities (2007)

Community Activities

Incoming Secretary, Fresno County Democratic Women's Club (2016–current)
Secretary, The Kennedy Democratic Club (2016–current)
Member, Central Valley Partnership (2016–current)
Hillary for America - Nevada Summer Fellow, Hillary for America (2015–2015)
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, AmeriCorps VISTA (domestic peace corps) (2013–2014)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The San Joaquin Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee
  • The Stonewall Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee
  • The Kennedy Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee

Candidate Contact Info

Email janetmmiller@gmail.com
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Debbie J. Darden

Appointed Incumbent
3,311 votes (16.41%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Foster and promote education and voting rights.
  • Foster strong communities for economic and revenue growth
  • Strong advocate for safe neighborhood and beautification

Experience

Experience

Profession:Coordinator in Manufacturing
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Oscar Robinson

1,615 votes (8%)
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