Greetings California Democrats,
Please join me in congratulating Daraka Larimore-Hall as California Democratic Party Secretary. Let's support him in doing great things to build our party. I want to thank my incredible campaign team and many supporters throughout the state for a wonderful journey meeting and hearing from Democrats about their concerns. I look forward to a successful 2014 as we Turn It Up California! Always remember..."Fowler Fights for You"!
The Fowler Fights For You Campaign is honored to announce the endorsement of California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Carolyn was very active and instrumental in helping to deliver Los Angeles County for the AG's 2010 campaign. "I am truly honored to have the Attorney General's support. She knows how proud we are of her work thus far and we look forward to seeing more great things from her as she fights daily to protect Californians," says Carolyn Fowler, candidate for CDP Secretary.
It is also an honor and pleasure to have the support of Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner of the 15th A.D. Nancy has been a long time party activist and businesswoman. Elected to the Assembly in 2008, Nancy Skinner represents AD 15 incorporating the East Bay communities that stretch along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland. Nancy currently chairs the Assembly Rules Committee setting the rules of the house, assigning bills to committees and overseeing Assembly personnel, budgets, and other administrative functions. Skinner formerly served as Chair of the Assembly's Natural Resources Committee.
More on A.G. Harris. On January 3, 2011, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney General of the State of California. She is the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California. As chief law enforcement officer for the state, Attorney General Harris has focused on combating transnational gangs that are trafficking guns, drugs, and human beings throughout California. She has worked to increase the adoption of technology and data-driven policing to assist law enforcement in the efficient investigation and prosecution of crime, and has traveled to every region of California to expand partnerships with local law enforcement. As chief lawyer for the people of California, Attorney General Harris has led a bold response to the state’s foreclosure crisis. She has expanded prosecutions of mortgage-related fraud and crime by establishing a multi-divisional Mortgage Fraud Strike Force. On behalf of California homeowners, she secured an estimated $18 billion from the nation’s banks as part of the recent National Mortgage Settlement, including $12 billion in principal reductions. To restore transparency and fairness to the mortgage and foreclosure system, she wrote the nation’s most comprehensive package of foreclosure reforms—the California Homeowner Bill of Rights—and fought successfully for its passage through the California Legislature and saw it signed into law.
Bonnie Lowenthal, Chair, California Legislative Women's Caucus Endorses Carolyn Fowler for CDP Secretary
We are honored to announce that California Assemblywoman (70th A.D.) and Chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus Bonnie Lowenthal has endorsed the Fowler Fights For You Campaign. Bonnie Lowenthal is among the most experienced and seasoned members of the Legislature. During her two terms in the Assembly she helped deliver 18,000 well-paying jobs and protected the employment rights of thousands of workers, while standing up for children, seniors and the environment. She brought to Sacramento decades of public service and a lifetime of experience. She served two terms on the Long Beach Unified School Board, where she fought for full inclusion, and helped Long Beach earn a national reputation as one of the country’s best urban school districts. She also served two terms on the City Council, where she made sure that the residents of her working-class district were as well represented at City Hall as residents of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
Bonnie Lowenthal is chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, an assignment that allowed her to build on her previous experience on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority. She knows where the rubber meets the road.
THE ENTIRE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS ENDORSES CAROLYN FOR SECRETARY OF THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The FOWLER FIGHTS FOR YOU Campaign is honored to announce the endorsement of the entire California Legislative Black Caucus. The C.L.B.C. has come together to support Carolyn Fowler offering a resounding YES, Fowler Does Fight For Us and is experienced, poised and prepared to take on the role of Secretary. Carolyn will do the job with a grace and a knowledge base of the issues the party faces allowing her to hit the ground running. C.L.B.C. membership includes:
Assemblymember Holly Mitchell
Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus
54th Assembly District Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, a Democrat from Los Angles, was elected to the Assembly in 2010. Ms. Mitchell has worked as a policy analyst for the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, under Senator Diane Watson and as a legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She also served as executive director of the Black Women’s Health Project in Los Angeles where she fought to further improve access to affordable care. In the Assembly, Ms. Mitchell is focused on improving access to and the quality of the state’s public health and education systems.
Senator Roderick D. Wright Vice Chair, California Legislative Black Caucus
35th Senate District Senator Roderick D. Wright, a Democrat from South Central Los Angeles served three terms in the California State Assembly from 1996 to 2002. Involved in politics for many years, he served as district administrator for Congresswoman Maxine Waters and became a driving force within the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party.
Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford Treasurer, California Legislative Black Caucus
62nd Assembly District, Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford, a Democrat from Gardena, was elected to the Assembly in 2009. He favors policies to provide all children with a quality education and healthcare. Prior to his Assembly election, Bradford served on Gardena's City Council for over 12 years, the first African American to hold this post, and he worked as a public affairs executive at Southern California Edison.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, Secretary, California Legislative Black Caucus
64th Assembly District Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, a Democrat from Compton, was elected to the Assembly in 2008. He began his career of public service in 2001 when he served as President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. Assemblymember Hall also served six years on the Compton City Council where he successfully worked to increase business development and create jobs throughout the city. In 2010, he was awarded a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown 47th Assembly District
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown was elected on November 6, 2012 to represent California's 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Fontana, Colton, Grand Terrace, Bloomington, and Muscoy. Prior to joining the California State Assembly, Brown worked for the San Bernardino County Planning Department. She later served on the County and City Planning Commissions for 17 years. During her tenure as a commissioner, she was elected president of the California County Commissioners' Association. In 1980, Brown and her husband, Hardy, founded Brown Publishing Company to produce a weekly community newspaper, Black Voice News, which focuses on local news in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Assemblymember Chris Holden 41st Assembly District
Assemblymember Chris Holden represents California’s 41st Assembly District. The district includes parts of South Pasadena and East Pasadena and the Cities of Pasadena, Monrovia, San Dimas, La Verne and Claremont in Los Angeles County and Upland and Alta Loma in San Bernardino County. He was appointed Majority Whip by the speaker of the Assembly. Assemblymember Holden was elected to the Pasadena City Council at age 28, and in 1997 was elected as Mayor. Under his leadership, the city created its first living wage ordinance, ensuring that workers could earn decent pay for their hard work and contribute to the local economy. Assemblymember Holden was instrumental in expanding the Metro Gold Line connecting the region to Los Angeles, which is now creating jobs and promoting business activity.
Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.59th Assembly District
Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr., a Democrat from Los Angeles was elected to the Assembly in 2012 to represent the 59th district which encompasses portions of Los Angeles, Huntington Park and Walnut Park. He served as the Director of Asset Management for the City of Los Angeles and managed over $22 million worth of leases and 900 city-owned properties worth in excess of $4 billion. His family was one of the pioneers in the civil rights movement, so his passion and willingness to fight for others was instilled in him during his upbringing. His history of public service includes serving as Chair of the LA County Small Business Commission, Assistant Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles, and Vice President of the LA Professional Managers Association. In the Assembly, Mr. Jones-Sawyer is focused on job creation and improving access and quality to the state’s education systems.
Senator Curren Price, 26th Senate District
Senator Curren Price, Democrat from Los Angeles, served in the California State Assembly beginning in 2006 and was elected to the Senate in 2009. He is a champion for small business, working families, education, and quality health care. He advocates for policies that spark economic growth, encourage innovation, create jobs and stimulate California’s state’s economy.
Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D.79th Assembly District
Assemblymember Shirley Nash Weber, a Democrat from San Diego, was elected to the 79th Assembly District and is the first African-American to be elected South of Los Angeles. Assemblymember Weber is acclaimed in the San Diego community for closing the academic achievement gap. She attended UCLA and received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University at the age of 23. Dr. Weber is a former President of the San Diego Unified School Board and chaired the San Diego Citizens' Equal Opportunity Commission. She also served on the Board of the NAACP, YWCA, Battered Women Services, San Diego Consortium, and Private Industry Council, among other organizations.
A Special Message From Ranking Financial Services Member U.S. Representative Congresswoman Maxine Waters