Georgette Gomez

Office Seeking:  California State Assembly District 80

Special Primary:  April 5th, 2022, Special Runoff: June 7th, 2022

General Election: November 8th, 2022

Provided Biography

Georgette Gómez’s life’s work ia  a lifelong advocate for the underserved who can’t be bought and never backs down from fighting for us.  As a community organizer, Georgette Gómez led the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign to protect kids from lead paint and keep corporate polluters out of residential communities. And she got her start working as a crisis counselor with survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

The first LGBTQ Latina City Council President, Georgette authored San Diego’s new Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to jumpstart construction of affordable homes during the housing crisis and took on the powerful police union lobby to ban dangerous chokeholds and crack down on misconduct

Georgette Gómez’s proven record includes impactful advocacy in the State Capitol. She joined with then-Assembly member Todd Gloria and the business community to pass the CASA Act (AB 2372), expanding affordable housing construction incentives. Georgette worked with then-Assembly member Toni Atkins for passage of AB 1071, ensuring penalties for corporate polluters benefit communities most impacted by pollution. She partnered with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to pass AB 805, transforming San Diego’s regional transportation agency to provide stepped up accountability, representation and transit service for underserved communities in South San Diego County.  Previously Georgette served as Chair of the Metropolitan Transit System, where she oversaw mass transit in a 570-square mile service with over 3 million residents.

The daughter of immigrants, Georgette’s calling has always been making a real difference for working families, who right now are struggling in so many ways.

Georgette’s priorities include expanding affordable housing, reducing homeless, expanding access to quality childcare for working families, strengthening our public schools, protecting vulnerable San Diegans from crime and discrimination, holding corporate polluters accountable to protect our clean air and climate, and working to guarantee healthcare for every Californian.

Georgette is the founder of Toyon Strategies, a firm dedicated to advance intersectional justice through strategy and policy support. In continuing her service to her community, Georgette serves on the board of multiple community- based organizations, such as Canyonlands and Dreams for Change. In 2021, Georgette was appointed to the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, County of San Diego Air Pollution Control District, AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee member at the California Air Resources Board, and member of the Board of Environmental Safety for the Department of Toxic Substances Control.

A first generation Mexican-American and native San Diegan, Georgette grew up right here in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community to working-class immigrant parents — her father was a gardener and her mother worked minimum wage jobs.  Georgette is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a BA in Environmental and Natural Resource Geography. Georgette lives in San Diego with her wife, Dr. Raquel Pacheco, their dogs Canela, Totoro and Yoda, and their chickens.

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