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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 78

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Maggie J. Campbell

Trauma Intervention Counselor
57,217 votes (28.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To Preserve Proposition 13 to prevent an increase in your property taxes. I pledge to represent everyone in the district and every business. You deserve great leadership
  • To eliminate the Gas and Vehicle Tax.
  • Taking steps to uplift and support small businesses; especially those who are struggling to stay open due to the new minimum wage laws such as restaurants and family businesses.



Profession:Trauma Intervention Counselor
Precinct Supervisor and Assistant precinct Supervisor, San Diego County Register of voters — Appointed position (2015–2016)
Delegate, Assembly District 36 — Elected position (2009–2011)
Navy Veteran, United States Navy (1983–1989)


San Diego State University Master's Degree - Education [Counseling], Counseling; Trauma Informed Care (2018)
San Francisco State University Bachelor's Degree, Cinema (1999)
University of California, Berkeley Paralegal Certificate, Professional Paralegal (1996)

Community Activities

Founder, California Christian Chamber of Commerce (2010–current)
Founder, Republican Women Alliance (2011–current)
Past President, American Legion Auxiliary (2009–2013)


United States Navy Veteran, Maggie Campbell has deep community roots. “I’m pledging to represent the best interests of the citizens of the 78th Assembly District who deserves strong leadership in Sacramento.”

Maggie has 30 years of business experience that she will bring to Sacramento with a strong voice that she will use to make fair and balanced decision for everyone. “For too long this district has experienced several one-sided disastrous decisions with no consideration of how these bad decisions will hurt families and destroy small businesses; causing thousands of layoffs. It’s time for a change.”

As the next State Assembly representative, Maggie will proudly represent everyone in San Diego and all the cities in the district, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age or political affiliation. “It’s important to me to know exactly what the voter’s think should take place in Sacramento. I will represent your best interest with strength, knowledge and power.”

Maggie is a businesswoman with more than 30 years’ experience in business, banking, crisis counselling, evangelical ministry and civil law. She continues working with individuals, families, fellow veterans and small business owners in our communities who are experiencing homelessness, small businesses red tape, and providing crisis counseling to individuals, families and business owners experiencing traumatic emergencies. She focuses on helping families to heal, guiding voters positively to find their political and creative voice and helping small businesses to survive.  She is a leader with provable skills and expertise that will allow her to fight for what is right and to secure a better future for our families and small businesses. She is prepared to go the distance.

Maggie is ready to challenge the incumbent who voted to increase our gas and vehicle taxes by up to $300 dollars per year, for a total of $52 billion a year! “The State of California budget increased to nearly $50 billion. Money was not used to repair roads and highways, yet, another tax was passed instead of budgeting the funds they already received. We need to repair dams, reservoirs, and waterways as well as build more to keep more water from rainy years available for future use during droughts. California voters should decide on all future increases in the gasoline tax rather than the legislature.

Homeownership is a central part of the American dream. There is a significant lack of affordable housing and it has been this way for years.  Lack of affordable housing means renters are seeking to leave this part of the state to pursue their dream of homeownership.  Maggie plans to improve the possibilities of being able to purchase an affordable home in our district.

Maggie is concerned about the lack of middle-class opportunities. Residents of this district view San Diego as unaffordable. Earning enough income to live a middle-class lifestyle is no longer possible in this part of California. We can count on Maggie to work diligently to usher in a better future for our children so that families do not have to leave California to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle. “  

Most Californians are satisfied with their current health care plan including Medicare and Medical. They do not want to lose it. “I strongly oppose government-run single payer program and higher taxes.”

Maggie seeks to protect prop 13 homeowner property tax provisions from repeal or revision by the legislature or any pro-tax group. “Voters are tired of legislators raising taxes. I want a check and balance system that will be used to hold the lines on taxes. I want to be in Sacramento help keep our next governor in check, to balance the legislature and hold the line on future tax increases.”

Maggie lives in the Clairemont community of San Diego. She is a mother and grandmother of California Indians. I am a highly qualified candidate for State Assembly in district 78. My tribal affiliation holds no bearing on my ability to perform my duties as a State Assembly Representative. Therefore, I choose not to exploit my tribal affiliation for political gain.”

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Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (4)

What do you think the State should do to encourage affordable housing for all Californians?
Answer from Maggie J. Campbell:

New laws are being enacted today that promise to cut red tape and encourage more affordable housing. Many people are leaving California just to be able to buy a home at an affordable price.  I am committed to supporting legislation that will resolve this issue.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Maggie J. Campbell:

Uncivil/rude behavior is contagious, and it will spread. I would continue to encourage everyone to think before speaking, to focus on facts rather than gossip and opinions, that it is ok to disagree with others respectfully without hostility - with a spirit of collegiality, to be open to offering and accepting productive or corrective feedback when behaviors of demeaning, insulting, disrespectful, and discriminatory behavior present themselves in your conversation.

Climate changes, and the shifting between very wet weather and drought, worry Californians. What strategies would allow that your district to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific.
Answer from Maggie J. Campbell:

I will promote awareness with literature and meetings regarding the district’s water needs and the protection of the environment. I will remind people of the 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We can protect and satisfy our water needs by disposing of chemicals and expired prescriptions properly, take used motor oil to a recycling center, limit the amount of fertilizer used on plants, and fix leaky faucets.  We can help protect our environment by hosting a recycling drive, stop the use of disposable plastics, including straws, by hosting an event to clean communities, plant vegetable gardens, and to always conserve energy.

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of the youngest and most poverty stricken Californians?
Answer from Maggie J. Campbell:

There are many programs and strategies that can be used to meet the educational needs of the youngest and most poverty-stricken Californian. I am focused on the people who live and attend school within the 78th Assembly District. It is not solely about what I think, but what the families, experts, and local leaders in the area think as well. Therefore, I would meet with the people of the district as well other local leaders to determine the best course of action.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

“I’m pledging to represent the best interests of the citizens of 78th District while serving in Sacramento. I am not a career politician. I am a leader with provable skills and expertise that will allow me to continue to stand up and fight for what is right and to secure a better future for our families and small businesses. I am prepared to go the distance to achieve this victory for the citizens of 78th Assembly District”

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— October 10, 2018 Friends of Maggie Campbell for State Assembly

Candidate Contact Info

Campaign Name: Maggie Campbell for State Assembly
Phone: 619-772-1542

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