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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 79

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Shane Parmely

10,255 votes (5.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Equity in Life: Heathcare, Housing, Food Security, Income Disparities
  • Equity in Liberty: Racial Profiling, Mass Incarceration, Immigration Concentration Camps, LGBTQ+
  • Equity in the Pursuit of Happiness: Education, Climate Change, One Job Should Be Enough



Profession:Middle School Teacher in AD 79
Teacher, San Diego Unified School District (2000–current)
Board Member, Sweetwater Community Planning Advisory Board (San Diego County) — Elected position (2019–current)

Community Activities

Board Member, Minority Humanitarian Foundation (2019–current)
E-Board Delegate, California Democratic Party (2019–current)
California Teachers Association State Council Delegate, CTA (2013–current)
Corresponding Secretary, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) (2019–current)
San Diego Education Association Delegate, San Diego 7 Imperial Counties Labor Council (2014–current)

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 Shane Parmely:

I currently attend all the meetings as an Associate Member.  Being elected to the Central Committee will mean I can move motions, participate in debate, and vote on issues.

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 Shane Parmely:

I think the most difficult challenge facing the party in the next decade is attracting and retaining younger voters.  We need to do this by ensuring the party addresses isues that are relevant and pressing to them AND give them a voice/vote in the decision making.

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 Shane Parmely:

Shirley Chisholm did not ask for permission or wait her turn, she went for it.  She found a way.  She did not appologize for her priorities and she SHOWED UP in order to advocate for her goals.

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Videos (5)

— February 27, 2020
— February 27, 2020

I was one of the co-organizers of Break the Ban, a group that formed in response to El Cajon's ordinance making it illegal to share food with homeless people in public spaces.

I spoke to the El Cajon City Council regarding their new ordinances and then the Mayor started a conversation with me...

— February 27, 2020 California Teachers Association

In 2019, CTA awarded me the Peace & Justice Human Rights Award for my work to support newly arrived asylum seekers.

— February 27, 2020 California Teachers Association

My campaign speech to 600 CTA delegates.  I was elected NEA Board Director, District 10 (San Diego County).

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