Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center
Be sure and join us for the September Pacific Beach Democratic Club (PBDC) Meeting. The club meets the first Thursday of every month and this month our special guest speaker is Lori Saldaña, candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors. As we do at each meeting, any candidate for local races can speak for 2 minutes so you will hear from a variety of candidates. Also, with 2018 elections coming up quickly, we will be discussing political and policy goals of the PBDC for the coming year. We need to hear your thoughts and feelings so don’t miss this meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Members are encouraged to bring a snack to share.
Featured speaker: Lori Saldaña, candidate for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District, and former state assemblywoman (2004-2010).
Lori Saldaña served in the California Assembly from 2004-2010, serving as Speaker Pro tempore, Chair of the Women’s Caucus, and Chair of the Housing/Community Development Committee. Before being elected she served as a Mayoral and Presidential appointee, working on water quality issues and binational infrastructure development.
From 1999-2003 she served as President Clinton’s appointee on the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC), which has invested billions in water, air quality and transportation infrastructure along the US-Mexico border.
She earned her BA and MA from SDSU and is currently a Professor of Business Information Technology for the San Diego Community College District, where she has managed US Department of Labor grants to develop technical/vocational programs for low-income students.
Lori has also taught at the University of California San Diego, and San Diego State University. She was a Dean of Service Learning at San Diego Mesa College, and a Research Fellow in Environmental Policy at the UCSD Center for US-Mexico Studies. Her article- “From Litigation to Legislation: Challenges to Binational Water Infrastructure Development in the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region” – was published in the Journal of Environment and Development.
She is a native San Diegan who grew up in Clairemont, in a Marine Corps family.