Previous Meeting December 3rd,Nora Vargas, Board of Supervisors

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At our Dec 3rd meetingNora Vargas, supervisor-elect to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors  district 1 introduced herself to us and talked about her priorities and  about what we might expect ‘s from having a Democratic majority

on the Board of Supervisors.

Nora grew up in the South Bay and attended local Schools and Southwestern Community College before completing her degrees.   She is a healthcare advocate who  has most recently been serving as Vice President of Community & Government Relations for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Nora has championed expanded healthcare services, women’s reproductive rights and health education for youth and families.  She has been a trustee on the Southwestern Community College Board .  She has also been serving as a Governor Brown appointee to the California State Teachers Retirement (CalSTRS) Board, the largest teacher retirement system in the nation.

Nora has served on numerous boards and commissions, including Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Run Women Run, where she worked to recruit and train young women to become community leaders and run for elective office.   Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez honored Nora Vargas as her 2018 Woman of the Year.  Nora Vargas fights for all students to have access to affordable education and job training, from recent high school graduates, to our veterans, to returning students and our DREAMers.

Kate Schwartz Fallbrook Regional Health District director gave us on update on COVID testing in Fallbrook and and actions FRHD is taking to help deal with the pandemic.

The Nominating Committee revied the Slate for our Club elections in January.  Tom Frew and Michele McCaffery will be running for re-election for President and Treasurer respectively.

Members Ross Pike and Ron Cohen gave an overview of the ASDEM election process and announced they are running.  Member Drew Tippen also announced he is running for ADEM.  The ADEM election will be all vote by mail.  To receive a ballot, Democrats only need to register at