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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 80

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Roberto Alcantar

Democratic
Central Committee Member
7,275 votes (4.55%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Elect good progressive democrats in San Diego
  • Diversify the San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Ensure that the San Diego County Democratic Party is fair and open to all Democrats

Experience

Experience

Profession:District Representative
District Representative, California State Senate - Senator Marty Block (2012–current)
Board Member, San Diego International Affairs Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Otay Valley Regional Park Citizens Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2015–current)
Central Committee Member, San Diego County Democratic Party — Elected position (2012–2016)

Education

UC Berkeley Bachelor's Degree, Political Science and Public Policy (2009)

Community Activities

Board Member, San Diego Leadership Alliance (2013–current)
Board Member, San Diego League of Conservation Voters (2014–current)
Board Member, Border View YMCA (2016–current)
Political Director, San Diego County Young Democrats (2015–current)
Board Member, Southwest High School Eco-Engineering Academy (2014–current)

Biography

Roberto Alcantar was raised in the South Bay region of San Diego. After graduating from Southwest High School, Roberto attended UC Berkeley where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Minor in Public Policy. Roberto studied abroad for one year at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia for a year and studied Aboriginal Culture. Roberto was recruited into the U.S. Department of State where he served at the U.S. Consulate in Perth and worked directly with then U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, during her last visit to Australia.

While working in the State Department, Roberto worked on Foreign Policy issues regarding the East Asia Pacific region, led research on strategic use of natural resources and developed outstanding relationships with local Governments abroad. His travels have taken him to the Asia Pacific region. After college Roberto moved back to San Diego and worked on a project funded by the Department of Justice to battle Human Trafficking in San Diego County and continues to be an active anti Human Trafficking advocate. He has also worked in Higher Education. Roberto also spent time at Feeding America San Diego and developed an Advocacy strategy for his organization, which included taking Community Organizations to Sacramento to advocate for Hunger issues during Hunger Action Day.

Roberto currently serves as a Field Representative for Senator Marty Block in the 39th Senate District which represents the Cities of San Diego, Coronado and Solana Beach. Roberto serves as Senator Block's point person in the district on labor issues, public safety, transportation, K-12 education and international trade. Roberto currently serves on the executive board of the San Diego County Young Democrats and is an elected member of the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. Roberto is a 2012 Leadership Institute Fellow. He was elected to the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee in 2012, has served as the Director of Administration for the San Diego County Democratic Party and currently serves as a Political Director for the San Diego County Young Democrats. Roberto has worked on many local campaigns and has knocked on thousands of doors canvassing for Democrats.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

  • I believe soci­ety should work for every­one, not just some.
  • I believe gov­ern­ment can and should be a force for good. 
    I believe in ele­vat­ing every­one to a posi­tion of equal treat­ment, regard­less of class, race, eth­nic­ity, con­science, gender, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, gen­der expres­sion, national ori­gin, abil­ity, or his­tory of disenfranchisement.

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