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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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San Diego County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 76

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Richard L. Duquette

Central Committee Member
13,163 votes (11.83%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build Party Civility and Cooperation
  • Increase Open Space and Parks
  • Help Homeless Veterans



Profession:Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law, Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette (1983–current)
Member, 76th Assembly District San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee — Appointed position (2013–current)
Delegate, California Democratic Convention — Elected position (2013–2014)


Western State Unicersity Juris Doctorate, Law (1981)
UC Irvine Bachelors of Arts (B.A.), Social Ecology (1978)
Orange Coast Community College - (Deans List) A.A. (1976)

Community Activities

Precinct Leader, San Diego County Democratic Party - GO Team (2016–current)
Member, DEMCCO (Democratic Club Carlsbad-Oceanside) (2013–current)
Member , Democratic Club – Lake San Marcos (2013–current)
Activist, No on "A" (85/15) to stop building on the Carlsbad Lagoon (2016–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (1)

  • Francine Busby - Chair San Diego County Democratic Party

Individuals (4)

  • David Brahms Esq., USMC Brigadier General (Ret.), Harvard Law School.
  • Judge Victor Ramirez (Ret.)
  • Diane Nygaard, Environmental Activist - No on "A" /85-15; Supporter of El Corazon Park Oceanside.
  • Philip C. Walden Esq., Prosecutor San Diego Co. 34 yrs.;1970-2004 DA, North County Chief 1982-1992, USD Law School.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My name is Richard L. Duquette.  I am a lifelong proud Democrat, and resident of North San Diego County since 1982.  I have been married for 22 years with a daughter, who just received her Master’s Degree in Family Counseling.

I spend my time volunteering for community based causes like: helping veterans, participating in Democratic based activities, sponsoring and participating in sporting events for all ages like forming a free running group, bicycling, triathlons, swimming, camping, surfing and kayaking, beach clean ups.  I support a clean and safe environment.

I have owned and operated my own boutique law firm since 1983, employing local residents.  So, I am fiscally responsible.  I put my legal skills to use helping the diverse working middle class and poor, as well as to improve our community.

My political activism includes, but is not limited to: An access to “public records” case heard by the United States Supreme Court, a Judicial “financial bias” case that was partially published in the Court of Appeals, a writ in the Appellate Division allowing clients to “appear through their attorneys”, so as to save them from missing work and school, a civil settlement with a National City Bus Transit Company that required “bus-bicycle safety training program”, protested “development on a local lagoon”.

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