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Rescue Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Rebecca Weinstein-Hamilton

Attorney / Grandmother
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure the a uniform plan for providing for the education of all pupils while protecting the health and safety of teachers, pupils and staff during the pandemic.
  • Ensuring that the district's budget appropriately covers the requirements of special needs students.
  • Ensuring open lines of communication for parents and teachers with board members.



Paralegal, Columbia Pictures Business Affairs (1986–1992)
Production Assistant, Warner Brothers Television "Night Court" (1984–1985)
Production Associate, Sony Pictures Television "Days of Our Lives" (1983–1984)
Secretary, NBC (1980–1983)


Glendale University College of Law Juris Doctor (J.D), Law (1992)
Pasadena City College A.A., Telecommunications (1979)
University of Santa Clara N/A, History (1966)


I am the oldest of eight children. I married young and raised three children.  After a divorce, I started work in the entertainment business, watching the attorneys I worked with and realized I could do that work, so I went to law school at night while working full-time.  After passing the bar, I remarried and started a tiny law practice just as the 1994 earthquake hit, and by luck had some of the first resulting cases, which kept me going for 10 years.  In 2001, my husband was about ready to retire, so we moved to El Dorado Hills to be near our grandchildren and my new job in a Folsom law firm.  I retired 10 years later to spend more time with my husband, who, unfortunately passed away the next year.  I have split my time with my grandchildren, and a couple great children, working part time from my home office and some traveling.   

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • El Dorado County Democratic Party
  • Felicity Carlson, Director, Cameron Park Community Services District

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I was raised by a Catholic mother and an agnostic Jewish father.  My father and his family were refugees from Russia who truly appreciated being in America and becoming citizens.  I was raised a Catholic and was educated in Catholic school where we were taught the importance of caring for the poor and marginalized.  That philosophy stuck, and I realized that it was the democratic party that most closely matched the principles I believed in, and, despite being disappointed with the behavior of some politicians in the Party, I have never regretted my decision.  I believe that the job of government is to support the welfare of all the people.  That means the government needs to support and be guided by health experts, climate science. I firmly believe that we must all have empathy for the downtrodden, the ill, the poor and those on the margins. 

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