I have served as an AD22 Delegate since 2015 and as the elected AD22 Executive Board Rep since 2017. I am seeking re-election to these posts in the January 2021 ADEM Election for the 2021-2023 Term.
I am a lifelong democrat, and I believe that integrity, trust, transparency, accessibility & accountability are imperative for democracy to thrive. As a Delegate, I have actively represented the AD22 community on issues involving civil rights, human rights, educational equity, and social justice in support of equity, access and accountability in education, housing, healthcare, disability rights, and inclusive communities. I have participated in important decisions, including endorsement recommendations and promotion of the California Democratic Party’s (CADEM) Platform. I am a longstanding member of the CADEM Disabilities, Children’s & Women’s Caucuses, and I currently serve on the Bylaws Committee for the Disabilities Caucus. I have participated as a speaker at Disabilities Caucus meetings, and in 2019, I was instrumental in securing a total of nine (9) amendments within the CADEM Criminal Justice, Education and Disabilities Platform Planks.
I am a San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee (SMCDCC) Alternate, and I serve as the SMCDCC Clubs Liaison and on the Bylaws Committee. I am a member of the Executive Board and am Secretary of the Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC), and am a founding member of DemFems Silicon Valley. I served as a San Mateo-Foster City School Board Trustee from 2013-2017, and I was elected in November 2020 to serve on the San Mateo County Board of Education. I had the pleasure of serving on the Personnel Commission for the San Mateo County Office of Education from 2018-2020, and I currently serve on the San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities. In 2018, I co-founded Not Without Us, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring equal and inclusive opportunities for persons with disabilities.
I am honored to be endorsed by Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin, and I respectfully ask for your vote so that I may continue to represent our community as a Delegate and EBoard Representative for AD22.
Sarah Fields is a devoted Democrat and community member. She has served as President of the Peninsula Young Democrats (PYD) for the past 2 years - growing the club's membership along with the political and social activity of the organization. Ms. Fields serves as an alternate for the Chairwoman of the San Mateo County Democratic Party.
She is deeply dedicated to building community across difference, particularly faith, and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition, co-chairing the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
In her professional life, Sarah is an Account Director at the communications and public affairs firm, Singer Associates, Inc. In that capacity, she advises clients on community land use and development issues. In addition to her local interests, Ms. Fields has an eye to world affairs and is an Emerging Leader-Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Originally from San Diego, Sarah has called San Mateo home since 2016. Ms. Fields holds a Bachelor of Arts in Metropolitan Studies and Politics from New York University and a Master of Urban Planning from City University of New York, Hunter College.
Karen Tkach Tuzman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the Bay Area with her family at age five. She grew up in the South Bay before pursuing a molecular and cell biology degree at UC Berkeley, then switched coasts for her PhD in immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
After returning to the Bay Area for a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, she has been working as a biotechnology business intelligence analyst, covering therapeutic and diagnostic development for an industry audience. Over the last ten years, she has served as a mentor for high school students across a range of organizations, including the Carlmont High School Biotechnology Institute (BTI). She has become increasingly active in the Democratic Party as a member and Political Director of the Peninsula Young Democrats, and has joined the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee as a District 3 alternate, as well as the San Mateo County Latinx Democratic Club.
She is proud to be a resident of San Carlos, the City of Good Living, and despite her brief time with the Cardinal, will always be a Cal Bear.
I am a proud 3rd generation democrat seeking to represent Assembly District 22 as an elected delegate. As a mother, nonprofit executive, and successful businesswoman, I have dedicated my life to creating healthy communities and families with a goal to lift every person and bring all voices to the table. My background is in public health with a Masters from Columbia University. I’m also a successful start-up founder, engaged community activist, former president of the North Central neighborhood association in San Mateo and PTA member.
November 2019, I was appointed to the San Mateo City Council and this November I was elected to my first full term.
Every day, I am working to represent our community and advance our democratic values to build a more inclusive, equitable, resilient and prosperous city and county. Truth, transparency, humility, hard work, bridging relationships in the community are all qualities that have served me well on the council and are the qualities I hope to bring as a delegate.
I am honored to be endorsed by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin. I respectfully ask for your support to serve as your delegate representing District 22.
Alicia Aguirre is an elected official and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an elected member of the City Council in the City of Redwood City where she has served as both Vice Mayor and Mayor. She is the first Latina Mayor in the history of Redwood City. She also served as a Trustee and the President of the Redwood City Elementary School Board prior to joining the City Council.
Professionally, Alicia is a professor at Cañada College. She has taught there since 1988 in the English as a Second Language and the Spanish Departments. She holds an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University and has done Doctoral studies in Social Anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She was a Fulbright Exchange Professor in Argentina.
Alicia is a regional leader focused on issues of social equity and immigrant rights, affordable housing, transportation, and economic empowerment for all socio-economic residents of Redwood City and the region.
Alicia is the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, first generation to graduate from college, proud mother of two young men with three grandchildren.
A longtime San Mateo County Resident and AD 22 Delegate since 2017, Harini Krishnan is an Indian American Democratic Organizer passionate about social justice, gender equity and public education who has worked tirelessly to promote Democratic values at the local, state, and national levels over the past 2 decades. Most recently, Harini served as a lead volunteer organizer for the Presidential campaigns of VP-Elect Kamala Harris and President-Elect Joe Biden in California. As a CA State Director & National Grassroots Organizing Lead for South Asians For Biden, Harini helped mobilize the AAPI community to be the margin of victory in battleground states in 2020. Additionally, Harini represented CD 14 as a Biden Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Harini is also active in state and local Democratic groups, serving on the Platform Committee of the California Democratic Party (CDP) and serving as a San Mateo County Democratic Party Central Committee Alternate.
Harini has served in numerous community leadership roles over the past 15 years and has been recognized with a Jefferson Award for Public Service and the 2020 Hillsborough Citizen of the Year Award for her efforts. As the Board President of San Mateo High School Foundation, Harini worked with staff, teachers, and parents to reduce the opportunity gap and promote equity in the most diverse high school in the district with 35% of students from underserved communities. As a Board member of FUND HER, Harini has helped raise funds, hosted & moderated panels, and served on candidate selection committees of this PAC which powers progressive women to state legislatures, increasing the percentage of women elected to CA legislature to >30% for the first time in CA history. As a Board member of Equal Access International, Harini leads the fund committee for this International NGO working in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to promote women and girls’ empowerment, human rights and health.
Davina Hurt earned her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law with a specialization in International law and her B.A. in History and Political Science with a minor in Biology from Baylor University. After studying at the University of Strasbourg’s International Institute of Human Rights, she drafted documents for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; worked for Bay Area Legal Aid; and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge James Ware. After working for prestigious law firms, Davina has devoted much of her time to family and community volunteerism. She started her local political activism in 2014 serving as the campaign manager for Democratic Volunteer Center, as well as serving on the Peninsula Democratic Coalition board.
Ms. Hurt was elected as council member for the City of Belmont in 2015 and served as Mayor in 2019, after serving as Vice-Chair of the Belmont Planning Commission. Today, she sits on a Department of Consumer Affairs licensee board appointed by Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon, Board President of Samaritan House, Vice-Chair of City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo, San Mateo County cities representative of Bay Area Air Quality Management District to name a few. She is a proud co-founder and vp of DemFems of Silicon Valley, a women's Democratic club working for gender parity.
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