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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 45

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Tricia Robbins Kasson

Economic Development Director
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My experience as an Economic Development Director equips me to take a leadership position on job and economic development as well as housing and homelessness.
  • I have proposed a 5-Part Plan for School Safety.
  • My experience as an urban planner has given me the tools to be effective on transportation issues.



Profession:Economic Development Director
Economic Development Director, L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield (2015–current)
First time candidate, n/a — Elected position (2018–current)


Cal State Northridge and USC Bachelor's Degree in business at Cal State Northridge; Master's Degree in urban planning and economic development at USC, Business; urban planning; economic development (2008)

Community Activities

Treasurer, NWPC L.A. Metro Chapter (2017–current)


I have lived, worked and attended school in the San Fernando Valley for nearly 40 years. I know and understand the intersts and concerns of the residents and business owners of the district and feel prepared to represent them in the legislature. I left school at the age of 16 and spent the next 20 years working at a variety of jobs to support myself as I earned my GED and worked toward my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $201,622

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Employees of City of Los Angeles
Employees of Linx
Autumn Burke for Assembly 2018
Employees of Black Equities Group
California African American PAC
Clear Channel Communications
Fund Her
Holden for Assembly 2018
Holly J Mitchell for Senate 2018
Employees of Jamison Services, Inc.
Jia Long Real Estate Development Corp.
JPHP Management
Employees of Motor Vehicle Software Corporation
Women in Power (WIP)

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.57%
Texas 2.21%
Ohio 1.01%
Illinois 0.75%
Other 0.45%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.62%)
Small contributions (1.38%)

By Type:

From organizations (44.00%)
From individuals (56.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have a passion for social and economic justice, equality and support for working people. I grew up in what would be described as a lower middle class family. My first "job" was answering phones at my father's auto repare shop at the age of 10. My life experience will inform my work in the legislature.  

Position Papers

School Safety


I have proposed a 5-Part Plan for School Safety

See the details of my plan at


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