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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 78

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Chyann-Marie Cox

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build a more diverse and inclusive Central Committee and County Party.
  • Prioritize increased voter outreach and public education of the County Party and its operations.
  • Pass a San Diego County Party Platform.



Profession:Political Organizer
President, San Diego Vegan Democrats — Elected position (2019–current)
Associate Member, San Diego County Democratic Party — Appointed position (2019–current)
Delegate, California Democratic Party — Appointed position (2019–2019)


California State University San Marcos Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2019)
Mira Costa College Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences (2017)


I was born and raised in Oceanside and am going on two years living in San Diego proper. During this time, I've lived in the communities of North Park and Talmadge and have now settled down with my family in University Heights. I'm a recent graduate of CSU San Marcos, having earned my Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Professionally, I've worked on several campaigns over the past two years ranging from City Council races to Presidential campaigns. I'm now transitioning to the field of education, where I plan to teach high school government and civics. I'm the proud mother of a young son, who's a kindergarten student at Alice Birney Elementary. I currently serve on the Central Committee as an Associate Member and co-chair of the Platform Committee. I'm the founder and President of the San Diego Vegan Democrats and former President of the CSUSM College Democrats. 

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters San Diego (LWVSD) and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) (3)

If elected, how much time and energy will you be able to devote to this volunteer position over the next four years, given your other personal and professional obligations?
Answer from Chyann-Marie Cox:
I'm currently an Associate member of the Central Committee and attend all meetings, including area caucus meetings. I'm the President of a Democratic Club and a member of several other clubs, as well as the Council of Clubs. I spend the majority of my free time involved in activism at some level of the County Party infrastructure and plan to continue to devote that time and energy when elected.
What is the most significant challenge facing this party in the next decade, and if you are elected, how will you help the party prepare to meet it?
Answer from Chyann-Marie Cox:

The most significant challenge facing the Party is the inability to adapt and its resistance to change. With the many crises we face at local, state, national, and global levels, immediate change is needed at every level. My part in helping the Party face this challenge will be advocating for the changes that need to be made and creating a space for the hard conversations we'll need to start having in the years to come.  

What public figures, past and present, do you believe have given the most postive examples of what this party stands for? Please explain your reasons for thinking so.
Answer from Chyann-Marie Cox:

I think Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are our most positive examples today of what this Party stands for. They advocate for a just economy that guarentees economic rights to all people, a culture of compassion that seeks restoritve justice, and the rejection of all forms of bigotry which seek to sow discord. I believe in following the example set by Bernie, who seeks to bring regular working people back to the Democratic Party to build a multi-generational, multi-racial, and multi-gendered coalition. Other public figures I greatly admire in this regard include Ro Khanna, Nina Turner, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political philosophy is rooted in the inherent equality of all people, equity, and restortive than punitive justice. I highly value direct democracy and participation in the political process. I believe in a just economy in which there is no homelessness, poverty, or hunger and believe we are fully capable of acheiving this. I consider myself anti-capitialist, anti-imperialist, an intersectional feminist, a Progressive Democrat, and a Democratic Socialist. 

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