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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 4

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Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

State Assemblymember/Farmer
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work with state and local leaders to ensure healthcare providers have the resources they need to fight coronavirus, and fight for affordable healthcare for all residents.
  • Make sure our district - and rural communities throughout the state - get their fair share of resources and have a seat at the table as crucial issues like education, healthcare, housing and transportation are debated.
  • Support policies that will help strengthen an economy that has been badly shaken by the pandemic, and to help provide equal opportunities for children, young adults, and workers in all communities.

Experience

Biography

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry is a lifelong Democrat with a track record of getting things done, as a businesswoman, City Councilmember, the first woman Mayor of Winters, a regional leader on issues like water and transportation, and now as the 4th District’s Assemblymember.

 

The 4th District includes all or parts of Napa, Yolo, Solano, Sonoma, Lake and Colusa counties.  In the Assembly, Cecilia chairs the Local Government Committee and the Select Committee on Wine; and serves on the Agriculture, Governmental Organization, Health, Transportation Committees, and on the  Jt. Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and the Select Committee on the Census.

 

Cecilia grew up around agriculture. From cutting apricots in the packing shed to helping her dad in the walnut orchards, Cecilia learned about hard work what it takes to thrive in a farming community. Today, she and her brothers are co-owners of the family’s 80-acre walnut farm.

 

After graduating from local schools, Cecilia earned degrees in business administration and accounting from San Jose State University. Her education and experience with agriculture inspired her to launch a consulting firm specializing in water, public policy and community outreach.

 

Cecilia has a long history of volunteering for her community. She has been Chair of the Yolo Housing Commission, Vice-Chair of the Yolo County Water Association, and served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Council of Governments.

 

As the first woman Mayor of Winters, Cecilia’s worked to secure computers for every 6th-grader in the city, bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband to rural communities, build a state of the art senior housing development, and establish an ag innovation hub in Yolo County.

 

Understanding that jobs are the lifeblood of our communities, Cecilia helped bring a $75 million PG&E training facility to Winters. She also worked to establish the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, to protect environmental lands across five counties.

 

Cecilia’s hard work on a wide range of issues has earned her broad support and recognition across the district, including these awards:

 

·       “Women Who Mean Business” from the Sacramento Business Journal

·       One of Congressman Garamendi’s “Women of the Year” for 2015

·       “California Emerging Technology Broadband Champion” for her leadership in promoting improved, affordable broadband access throughout the region

·       Honored by the Yolo County “Women’s History Committee”

·       Winters Chamber of Commerce 2014 “Citizen of the Year”

·       California State Fair “2015 Champion of Technology Award”

·       2017 Solano Transportation Authority Legislator of the Year

·       California County Boards of Education Outstanding Legislator Award of 2018

·       Champion for Children Award, 2018

·       Women’s Legislators Pacesetter Award, 2019

·       90/100 Courage Score, 2020

·       Alzheimer’s Association Legislator of the Year for 2020

·       95% legislative scorecard with California Labor Federation 

·       Napa Solano Central Labor Council Labor Partnership Award, 2019

 

Above all, Cecilia is the proud mother of two grown daughters, and has one stepson with her long-time partner, Larry Harris.’’

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $890,282

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

1
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People Small Contributor Committee
$18,600
1
California State Council of Service Employees (SEIU) Small Contributor Committee
$18,600
1
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California PAC Small Contributor Committee
$18,600
2
Employees of n/a
$14,750
3
California Teachers Association/Association for Better Citizenship Small Contributor Committee
$13,950

More information about contributions

By State:

California 80.38%
Illinois 2.06%
District of Columbia 2.01%
Texas 1.89%
Other 13.66%
80.38%13.66%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.58%)
Small contributions (0.42%)
99.58%

By Type:

From organizations (94.13%)
From individuals (5.87%)
94.13%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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