Terra Lawson-Remer

San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 3

Terra will restore LGBTQ representation on to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors


Terra is an award-winning college professor, economist, and attorney. She served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and directed policy on democratic transitions at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also worked at Amnesty International, and as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Open Society Foundation.

Terra never shies away from standing-up for what’s right. She was arrested for protesting the Iraqwar, and for organizing to hold global financial institutions accountable. She’s fought to divest from dirty fossil fuel companies and private prisons, promote clean energy and green infrastructure, defend human rights and workers’ rights worldwide, end the influence of money in politics, stop predatory lending and redlining, and reform the criminal justice system.

After living in New York and Washington for 15 years, in 2014 Terra returned home to San Diego because she fiercely loves her hometown, andmissed the ocean and sunshine and the best fish tacos anywhere. She also believes that the most effective way to make change in our country right now is at the local level, especially in California, where we can experiment with bold new ideas and make meaningful progress on issues that have immediate impacts on peoples’ lives.

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