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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 35

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Dawn Addis

Teacher/City Councilmember
64,548 votes (43.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect women's health and safety.
  • Address climate crisis by expanding efforts to reduce pollution and increase clean renewable energy sources.
  • Reduce cost of living and increase jobs and small business growth.



I am a Morro Bay City Council Member elected in 2018. On Council I use my platform to advocate for women’s and children’s needs including healthy communities, clean secure water, housing, equal representation, and local work.

I ran for office after founding and leading Women’s March San Luis Obispo. Taking place one day after the 2017 inauguration, the Women’s March in San Luis Obispo rallied the largest demonstration in SLO County history (10,000 people), signaling a local awakening to the many threats to women’s rights, human rights, and environmental justice. As a result of this work, I was named 2017 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year by Congressman Carbajal. I was invited to the State of the Union address in 2018, by the Congressman, due to my advocacy on immigration issues.

I am a bilingual public educator and taught special education before transitioning into program development. My current work focuses on creating equitable school experiences, opening a new bilingual school, and providing support for immigrant students and LGBTQ students and staff.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $486,248

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Democratic Party
SEIU California
SEIU Local 721
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
Rendon for Assembly 2020
United Food and Commercial Workers Internation Union, AFL-CIO, CLC
Women in Power (WIP)
Women's Political Committee

More information about contributions

By State:

California 91.75%
District of Columbia 5.70%
Nevada 1.59%
New York 0.54%
Other 0.41%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.91%)
Small contributions (5.09%)

By Type:

From organizations (69.67%)
From individuals (30.33%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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