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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Partido Democráta del Condado de San Francisco — Partido DemócrataCandidato para Comite Central del Condado, Distrito 19

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Rachel Norton

School Board Member
14,270 votos (4.54%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • To engage more voters in Democratic Party politics in San Francisco. Voter registration is declining -- we need more young people to become voters!
  • To promote investment and engagement in public education in San Francisco. Our public schools deserve more support!
  • To make sure parks and open spaces have a larger role in our political priorities; San Francisco is growing rapidly and parks are essential to quality of life.



Profesión:School Board Member
Director of External Affairs, San Francisco Parks Alliance (2013–current)
Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education — Cargo elegido (2009–current)
Art Director, Interactive Bureau (1997–1998)
Art Director, C|Net (1996–1997)
Editor, The New York Times (1990–1996)
Journalist, Reuters (1988–1990)


Barnard College B.A. , English (1988)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, San Francisco (2005–2009)
Co-Chair, Site Council, Argonne Elementary School (2006–2007)


Rachel Norton was elected to the Board of Education in November 2008, and served as Vice President and then President of the Board in 2012 and 2013.  She has served as a member of  the California School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly since May 2009, and was appointed to the organization’s Legislative Committee in January 2012. At various times during her two terms on the Board, she has chaired the Rules, Curriculum, Budget and Student Assignment committees. In addition to being a candidate for the Democratic County Central Committee on June 7, she is also a candidate for re-election to the Board of Education in November 2016.

Rachel has worked at The New York Times, Reuters, and CNET:The Computer Network. She created and taught a Visual Journalism course at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and served as the part-time Editorial Director for in San Francisco. She is currently the Director of External Affairs at the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain and enrich San Francisco parks, recreation and green open spaces.

A product of California public schools, Rachel was born and raised in Berkeley, Calif., and graduated from Berkeley High School. She has a degree in English from Barnard College and is married to Tim Norton. They rent an apartment in the Richmond district and enjoy the rich experience of raising their two teens in an urban environment.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

Organizaciónes (3)

  • San Francisco Women's Political Committee
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Building and Construction Trades Council

Funcionarios electos (4)

  • Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu
  • Board of Supervisors President London Breed
  • Supervisor Scott Wiener
  • Board of Education President Matt Haney

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Rachel decided to run for the Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) because she believes public schools and parks deserve a higher spot in our City's political priorities, and serving on the Democratic Party's governing body will help accomplish that.

As a lifelong Democrat, Rachel also believes the Democratic Party needs to encourage and engage more voters. At the school board, Rachel sponsored legislation to increase engagement among young people and prospective voters, because our democracy is strongest when most people participate.

In her years as a school board member, Rachel has built a reputation as a hardworking, collaborative and effective elected official with a commitment to transparency. As an advocate for families, parks and open space, Rachel knows the issues Democrats care about.

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