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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 77

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Hugh Rothman

Software Engineer
9,264 votes (7.22%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Get all of our endorsed Democratic candidates and referendums elected.
  • Promote strong Democratic values thoughout the community such as higher minimum wage, address climate change concerns, bolster LGBT and women's rights, promote strong labor, and address income inequality concerns.
  • Work to get out the vote for our candidates.



Profession:Software Engineer - Community Activist
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Solekai Systems (2004–current)
Council Member, Rancho Bernardo Community Council — Elected position (2015–current)
Community Coordinator of Rancho Bernardo, Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team of the San Diego County Democratic Party — Appointed position (2012–current)
Regional Coordinator of North Inland Region, Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team of the San Diego Democratic Party — Appointed position (2014–current)
Vice President, Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club — Elected position (2016–current)
Area Director, Toastmasters, District 5, Inland Region, Area 25 — Appointed position (2015–current)


University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering (1984)


Current Political Volunteer Positions:

- Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team Community Coordinator for Rancho Bernardo as well as the Regional Coordinator for all of the North Inland region for the San Diego County Democratic Party.

- Vice President of the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club

- California State Delegate (ADEM) for the 77th Assembly District


Other Volunteer Positions:

- Elected Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council

- Area Director for multiple Toastmasters Clubs serving the Rancho Bernardo and Poway regions


I have been a software engineer for 31 years. I have lived in the 77th Assembly District for 29 years, including the Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain, and Rancho Bernardo communities, where I have raised my daughter. I am a lifelong Democrat who has voted in every election since 1980 (including Jimmy Carter for president). I have no agenda other than getting great Democrats elected for every race on the ballot, and for promoting strong Democratic values within our community. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

For many years, my contribution to the political process was simply to vote in every election. Then, after seeing Sarah Palin's loathsome speech in 2008, I was finally motivated to get off my couch and volunteer. I worked as a precinct leader for the county party's Grassroot's Organizing (GO) Team as a precinct leader and travelled to Nevada to work for the Obama campaign that election, and have been steadfastly volunteering for many campaigns and for the Democratic Party since then. My goals are simply to get the best candidates endorsed and elected and to promote the Democratic values that we all hold dear: higher minimum wages, an end to income inequality, a solution to climate change, strengthening our labor unions, and equality for all women, minorities, and for LGBT individuals.

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