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District 79 — California State Assembly

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the District 79 — California State Assembly

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 5 candidates.

Akilah Weber

Democratic
Doctor, City Councilmember, Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. PUBLIC HEALTH is the most urgent issue our state and...
  2. ECONOMIC RECOVERY and job creation are a major focus...
  3. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT and access to quality education...
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Marco Contreras

Republican
Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Save the American Dream by supporting policies to...
  2. Reopen California schools and businesses safely using...
  3. Promote fiscally responsible and accountable government
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Leticia Munguia

Democratic
Community Organizer/ Business Representative
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Educational Investment
  2. Economic Recovery
  3. Public Health
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Shane Suzanne Parmely

Democratic
Public School Teacher
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Addressing inequities that lead to disparate outcomes...
  2. Transition to green energy/economy to address climate...
  3. Fully fund public education preschool through college...
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Aeiramique Glass Blake

Democratic
Equity & Conflict Resolution Consultant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Economic Equity
  2. Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform
  3. Education Equity
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