Georgette Gomez will be the second LGBTQ woman elected to Congress from California
Georgette Gómez is running for Congress to stand up against Trump’s dangerous agenda and put the focus back on what working families in our community need. Georgette’s priorities include expanding affordable housing, protecting affordable healthcare for all, reducing homelessness, investing in public transit and infrastructure, championing clean air and water, defending immigrants’ rights and fighting for more federal funding for San Diego communities. The first LGBTQ Latina elected San Diego City Council President, Georgette’s legislative accomplishments include updating San Diego’s inclusionary affordable housing policy, strengthening protections for low-income renters, leading implementation of the city’s landmark Climate Action Plan and delivering millions in new funding for community priorities including street repairs, parks and libraries. A longtime community organizer, Georgette is a former associate director of the Environmental Health Coalition, where she led the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign to protect kids from lead paint and keep polluting industries out of residential communities. Earlier in her career, Georgette worked as a victims’ advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. A first generation Mexican-American and native San Diegan, Georgette grew up in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community to working class immigrant parents – her father was a gardener and her mother worked minimum wage jobs.