Endorsements show broad support heading into primary election
May 23, 2012, San Diego, CA – With less than two weeks to go before the primary election and a recent endorsement from the North County Times newspaper of San Diego, Farrah Douglas’ candidacy for California State Assembly continues to gain momentum. If successful, Douglas will make history by becoming the first Iranian American elected to a State Legislature.
Douglas is running in the newly created 76th Assembly district, which includes north San Diego County coastal cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Oceanside, along with Vista and Camp Pendleton.
On May 15th, the North County Times Editorial Board endorsed Farrah Douglas as one of the two top choices for the June 5th primary election. Under California’s new “top two” format for primary elections, if no candidate receives more than half the votes, the top two vote getters will advance to the November election. “Douglas’ role as a small-business owner and a member of the Carlsbad City Council gives her a background in both the private sector and government policymaking,” explained the North County Times.
The backing of North County Times represents the latest in a number of high profile endorsements for Douglas. In April, her campaign was endorsed by the San Diego Young Republicans, one of the area’s largest grassroots Republican organizations. Douglas’ campaign is also supported by a number of prominent elected officials and community leaders, including campaign co-chairs Assemblyman Martin Garrick, the incumbent who is retiring due to term limits; Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, who works closely with Douglas on the City Council; County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, who will be retiring in January of 2013 after 20 years of service on the Board of Supervisors; and businessman and former Lincoln Club Chairman Tom Sudberry.
Douglas was elected to the City Council of Carlsbad in 2010 and is the first American of Iranian descent to be elected to public office in San Diego County.
A strong believer in public service and civic engagement, Douglas has served on numerous non-profit and community boards. She received the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award in 2009. She is the past chair of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation and the Carlsbad High Noon Rotary. In 2006, Douglas was appointed by the Mayor and the City Council to serve on the Carlsbad Planning Commission.
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