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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 18Short Term

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Victor Aguilar

Vice Mayor, San Leandro
3,938 votes (6.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthcare for all - with expanded mental health services and funding to keep our public hospitals open.
  • Housing for all – including strong state-wide protections for renters and permanent housing for persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Justice for all- including racial, economic, and environmental justice.



Victor is the Director of Business Development at Discover Modus. Victor has also been on the Board of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, which helps to elect more LGBTQIA+ elected officials, and the Lavender Seniors, which works to improve the quality of life for older LGBTQIA+ adults in the East Bay. 

Victor currently serves as the first openly gay City Council Member and Vice Mayor of San Leandro. During his tenure on city council, Victor championed progressive policies by passing hazard pay for grocery workers, a rent stabilization ordinance, and advocating for civilian police oversight. 

Like so many Californians, Victor has experienced housing and food insecurity, at one point receiving food stamps during the 2008 market collapse. This experience strengthened his conviction that healthcare and housing are human rights, and California should lead the way by building universal systems that protect everyone.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $32,812

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

Employees of Discover Modus
Employees of NUG Inc
Employees of Cal Coast Companies
Employees of F.H. Dailey
Employees of Google
Employees of NUG Inc.

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.54%
Maryland 1.72%
Massachusetts 1.72%
Connecticut 0.34%
New York 0.34%
Ohio 0.34%

By Size:

Large contributions (88.84%)
Small contributions (11.16%)

By Type:

From organizations (1.20%)
From individuals (98.80%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I’ve experienced first-hand the discrimination against the Hispanic community, the anxiety caused by lack of healthcare and housing and the pain of personal loss from inadequate systems. I am running to make concrete advances in the quality of life for all residents of Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, and California.

My platform includes a commitment to justice for all Californians. When we talk about justice, we are talking about equity—equal treatment for everyone. Our criminal justice system, from policing to incarceration, is rife with unequal treatment and targeting of communities of color. We must stop relying on policing to address our social problems. Let’s invest in supporting our communities instead. I’m fighting for justice—inclusion, diversity, and equity—for everyone.

I believe that my record of pushing for tenants’ rights, supporting police oversight, and my work in the LGBTQIA+ community, makes me uniquely suited to take on these challenges in Sacramento.

I see this campaign as an opportunity to fight for progressive values. We need someone willing to champion high-impact programs that will benefit everyone and deliver direct services to the people who need them most. Universal healthcare, affordable housing, climate resilience, and criminal justice reform are on the top of my list of issues to champion in the coming years.

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