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Party Committee

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

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Loxie Gant

Child Rights Consultant
13,673 votes (5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Hold elected officials and candidates accountable.
  • Use my voice for all the children of our county who do not get a voice
  • Stand up to corporate and purely capitalistic interests

Experience

Education

San Diego State University Bachelors Degree, Anthropology (2007)

Biography

Loxie is a proud coastal San Diego native who has now set down roots with her own family- her husband and 4 year old daughter in her home town of Pacific Beach. She is a graduate of La Jolla High and San Diego State University. You might recognize her from her time working for local sports teams- first as a member of the San Diego Padres Pad Squad, in-game host for Petco Park and then for the San Diego Gulls. Her life took a change when she became a mom in 2015 and she decided to dedicate her life to the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences and be a voice to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Loxie is a leader in the world of Institutional Child Abuse reform. She brings to the table a unique outlook by being a child victim turned survivor, activist and expert in the field. The injustices she saw seeking justice for her own case led to the revelation that there was still so much work to be done on the ground and inside our governmental systems to prevent and respond to Child Abuse. 

Loxie works closely with Child Advocacy Centers, Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Child Welfare Services, County Health and Human Services and other governmental agencies nationwide as an advocate and trusted advisor for policy and procedural reform. 

Loxie was named as 2017 Voice of the Year and the article about her whistleblowing coverage began what is now known as the Education Sexual Misconduct series at Voice of San Diego and is the recipients of many awards for its excellence in journalism. 

In terms of her activism and work governmentally- Loxie is listed as the victim inspiration behind AB218 for Child Abuse Statute of Limitations extension signed into law in 2019, and the citizen sponsor of AB989. Loxie  acutally used the power of Central Committee to create a dialogue with San Diego Unified in order to create the Multi-Agency Task Force for the Protection of District Students.

Through her advocacy, she worked with County leaders to edit the San Diego County Child Victim Witness Protocol to be compliant with an Institutional lens for prevention and response. She is also helping as the legislative chair for the California Democratic Party Children’s Caucus and in the beginning stages of creating a Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences Commission at the City of San Diego. Loxie also donates her time as a victim advocate to parents struggling to get justice for their children after abuse.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

What is Central Committee?

Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District during Presidential Election years, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees. This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices. (sddemocrats.org)

Why is it Important?

Central Committee serves a vital function in our democracy by being a microcosm of our local community where dedicated individuals can keep us moving forward by holding elected officials accountable to our ideals and insuring follow through with their campaign promises and conduct as an elected official.

Why Loxie?

Loxie, although not a current member of the Central Committee, is commonly present to use her voice to speak truth to power. As someone vehemently adamant about the rights of children and women to be free from abuse or violence- Loxie has been an active member of the San Diego activist circles by serving as a whistleblower, child advocate, and being a voice to children facing adversity across our county. Although known mostly for her work with children’s causes- Loxie is also active in immigration issues, humanitarian crises, and racial justice. 

 

Where do I vote?

On your March 3rd, 2020 Primary Ballot, as a registered member of the Democratic Party you will have a Dem specific portion of your ballot where you will select your preferred candidate for the Presidency and right below that will be the ballot portion for Central Committee. Your ballot will tell you that you can select up to 6 candidates, but you are able to select just one candidate. 

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