Susan Talamantes Eggman

California State Senate, District 13

Susan will continue the fight for equality as a member of the California Senate


Dr. Susan Talamantes Eggman grew up in Turlock on her family’s small almond orchard and apiary. Susan comes from a long line of veterans. She enlisted in the Army as a combat medic after high school and served four years at the Fort Meade Army hospital in Maryland. She later completed a doctorate in social work at Portland State University and went on to teach at CSU Sacramento.
She first ran for office in 2006 and was attacked for her sexual orientation, but threats and discrimination did not stop her from overcoming these attacks to become the first openly gay member of the Stockton City Council. Decisions made by previous city councils combined with the housing recession that devastated California had left Stockton in a tumultuous time and the city was forced to enter bankruptcy. The city and the elected leaders, like Susan, had to make some tough decisions to get Stockton back on track. Susan was first elected to the State Assembly in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In the Assembly, Susan has consistently fought against proposals to build a tunnel system through the San Joaquin Delta. In addition, she has made building a CSU campus in Stockton a top priority.  Eggman has stood up for Central Valley veterans in their fight to stop further delays in the construction of the French Camp VA Medical Clinic. Susan, her wife Renee, and their daughter Eme reside in Stockton.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Susan will continue the fight for equality as a member of the California Senate.

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