Come meet Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
- First speaker from San Diego
- First openly LGBT speaker
- Third woman speaker
Toni represents the 78th Assembly District, a mostly-coastal district
that stretches from Solana Beach and Del Mar to Imperial Beach
and includes Balboa Park and downtown San Diego.
Toni was born into poverty in rural western Virginia. She grew up in a house with no running water. She graduated from a small private college close to home in the Virginia Appalachians. She moved to San Diego in 1985.
Toni served on the staff of San Diego Councilmember Christine Kehoe. When Kehoe was elected to the Assembly, Toni was elected to Kehoe’s council seat in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. Toni was elected to the California Assembly in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014. The redistricting of 2011 brought Solana Beach and Del Mar into Toni’s district. She will term out in 2016.
The monthly meetings of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club always attract elected officials, political candidates, political activists, and political junkies. Friendly atmosphere. Great snacks. Join us. All North County welcome.
WHEN: Thursday February 19, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club
1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach
1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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