Our upcoming endorsement meeting is just around the corner, and we have a record number of women candidates to consider!

As things heat up on the national stage , women are rising up throughout the country to protect Roe vs. Wade  and  sound the alarm on sexual harassment . Threats to equity and reproductive choice have inspired women nationwide to step up, speak out, and run for office.

Next week you will have the opportunity to hear from our local women candidates about why they decided to run. Please join us on   Monday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  to take part in this important endorsement meeting so that Run Women Run can invest in our chosen candidates and help them win in November. 

The following candidates will be considered:
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator CA
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, CA Assembly District 80
  • Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District, District 4
  • Cori Schumacher, Mayor of Carlsbad
  • Priya Bhat-Patel, Carlsbad City Council, District 3
  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, Mayor of National City
  • Mona Rios, National City Council
  • Dr. Akilah Weber, La Mesa City Council
  • Emily Johnson, Mayor of Poway
  • Tazheen Nizam, Vista City Council
  • Terry Gaasterland, Del Mar City Council
  • Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfield, Santee City Council
  • Consuelo Martinez, Escondido City Council District 1
  • Nora E. Vargas , Southwestern College Governing Board, Seat 2
  • Nicole Jones , Southwestern College Governing Board, Seat 4
  • Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College Governing Board, Seat 4
  • Chardá Fontenot, Governing Board Member for La Mesa - Spring Valley School Board
  • Kristin Gibson, Governing Board Member San Dieguito Union High School District, Area 5
  • Peggy Elizabeth Weaver, Grossmont Union High School Board, Area 3
  • Rebecca McRae, La Mesa -Spring Valley School Board Member
  • Dr. Debra H Schade, Solana Beach School District
  • Vicki King, Solana Beach School District
  • Leslie Ray Bunker, Chula Vista Elementary School Board-District, Seat 3
  • Veronica Williams, School Board for Carlsbad Unified School District 1
  • Gloria A. Chadwick, Grossmont Healthcare District

If you have not yet RSVP'd for the September 24th meeting, please let us know so we may plan for seating accordingly . Light refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public, however in order to vote your membership must be in good standing (8/25/18 deadline). Proxy voting will not be permitted.
Now more than ever, it is critical that we help build support for local pro-choice women running for office to enhance representation and advance equity.
More on Endorsements:
  • As a local organization, Run Women Run may endorse in races impacting San Diego County.
  • Any Run Women Run member in good standing at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting is eligible to vote on our endorsements (8/25/18 deadline).
  • For questions regarding membership and voting eligibility, please contact Kate Lyon at

9/27 Reception in Support of RWR Endorsed Candidate Jill Galvez
Our endorsed candidate for Chula Vista City Council District 2 needs your support! Help make sure Jill Galvez gets elected in November by contributing to her campaign . Join Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, RWR board member Nora Vargas, and RWR founding member Laura Fink on Thursday September 27th at Seven Mile Casino for a special fundraiser in support of Jill's campaign.
9/20 RWR Board Member Mehry Mohseni Moderating Lawyer's Club discussion on SCOTUS and the Future of Reproductive Justice

RWR invites you to the Lawyer's Club Reproductive Justice Committee's September luncheon featuring RWR board member Mehry Mohseni, and panelists Tracy Skaddan and Jessica Ayala from Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. This event is open to non-lawyers and non-Lawyers club members. The discussion will focus on recent SCOTUS decisions that impact reproductive justice as well as an analysis of how the U.S. Supreme Court may analyze these cases after the appointment of Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor. More info/ RSVP
Volunteer Opportunity
We are actively recruiting volunteers to help us with candidate research, outreach, community engagement (membership), and social media.

Please contact our Director of Operations, Maxín Rivera at if you're interested in getting involved.
Stay connected with us on social media!
Paid for by Run Women Run, ID# 1311775; 3401-A Adams Ave. #345, San Diego, CA 92116. Run Women Run was founded in 2008 to inspire, recruit, train, mentor and support pro-choice women for elected and appointed offices in San Diego County, and it also endorses in statewide races. It is unlawful for a contributor to be reimbursed by any organization, business or individual. Campaign contributions are not tax-deductible. Contributions are limited to $7,300.00 per individual or organization per year.