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California State SenateCandidate for District 4

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Marie Alvarado-Gil

Public School Administrator
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase education funding, safety and excellence in public schools
  • Maximize water storage and efficient use to protect the agricultural, recreation and natural resources of CA
  • Ensure access to safe and affordable housing for working families and seniors



Profession:Public School Administrator
Regional Director, Rocketship Public Schools (2016–current)
Commissioner, Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) — Appointed position (2021–current)
Vice President of the Board, ChartHouse Public Schools — Appointed position (2017–current)
Vice Chairperson, Amador County Democrats Central Committee — Elected position (2022–current)
Regional Director, Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU) (2015–2016)
Community Organizer/Political Organizer, SEIU/UHW (2011–2015)
Director of Health Promotion, Education and Advocacy, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (2004–2011)
Family Advocate, Community Violence Solutions (1998–2004)


University of San Francisco MPA/HSA, Master in Public Administration/Health Services Administration (2011)
University of San Francisco BPA/NPA, Bachelor of Public Administration/Non Profit Administration (2009)
University of California Davis Animal Science (1996)


Marie is a native Californian, raised in the peninsula by a loving community of neighbors, teachers and family - the village.  Marie pursued her passion in livestock management by studying Animal Science at UC Davis before pivoting her education to raise her three children Justice, Anissa and Carmen in rural northern CA.  As a single parent, she grew her career in management by working with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to design, develop and implement new community health and education programs for youth and families.  Marie has a Bachelor and Master degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and is a widely recognized and awarded leader in public service.

Marie is a public school administrator and a fervent advocate for education equity and increased funding for public schools. Throughout her career, Marie has impacted the lives of thousands of victims of violent crimes, people with disabilities, the mentally ill, the uninsured and working class individuals.  She is an ally to the legal community, law enforcement, probation and Cal Fire.

In Sacramento, Marie has been a fervent advocate for common-sense public policy and organized dozens of people-lead initiatives to improve the way of life for Californians.

Marie lives in Amador County surrounded by the serene beauty of the Sierra Foothills mountain region.  Marie and her husband Cesar, are parents to a blended family of six children, one grand baby and a grumble of pugs.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $73,850

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

Association of California School Administrators
Almond Hullers & Processors Association
Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California
Blanca Rubio for Assembly 2022
California Charter School Association
Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy
Operatin Engineers
Operating Engineers Local 3

More information about contributions

By State:

California 93.10%
Utah 6.76%
Texas 0.14%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.10%)
Small contributions (1.90%)

By Type:

From organizations (83.51%)
From individuals (16.49%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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