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April 24, 2012 > Jan Giovannini-Hill

Jan Giovannini-Hill

For Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee, Assembly District 25

I have a long history of working within the local Democratic Party that goes back decades and encompasses grassroots activism, volunteering for local, statewide and national political candidates and several recent [mostly elected] local Party positions. My first call to duty in the Party was when I was in high school and it was to volunteer and help get Leo J. Ryan elected in San Mateo County. That positive experience working in his campaign office and walking precincts encouraged me to stay involved within the Party. There were several other campaigns that I worked on in the ensuing years and decades in college and while raising a family and working full-time.

Fast forward to more recent years and I have been elected locally for several terms as an AD20 California Democratic Party (CDP) Delegate [2005-07; 2007-09; 2009-11; and 2011-13]; the AD20 California Democratic Party Executive Board Representative [2007-09; 2009-11; and 2011-13]; a Hillary Clinton Alternate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver from CD13; and as an active member of the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum (TCDF) for many years. I was elected as the TCDF Secretary/Recorder for 2010-11; and I am currently serving as the TCDF Communications Director for 2011-12. Additionally, I have participated in several statewide caucuses organized through the CDP.

I was very honored to be elected in 2010 to serve as a Trustee on the Ohlone Community College District Board of Trustees, where I am currently serving as the Vice Chair.

My employment history also includes several decades of experience in higher education being employed full time since 1970 at a local CSU, teaching for several years at a local business college, being a college student for many years and in obtaining a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

As a parent of four children, who have also attended and graduated from local community colleges and CSUs, my husband and I have always been big advocates for education as I was the first in my family to attempt higher education after high school.

To be elected to the newly created Assembly District (AD) 25 Central Committee seat would be both an honor and a capstone to my years of experience inside and outside the Democratic Party. I believe that I would bring a wealth of community knowledge and experience to this position and I believe that I hold the core values of our Party. I would welcome and greatly appreciate your support and vote this June in the Primary Election for this seat, as it would be a privilege to represent the new AD 25 at the Alameda County Central Committee. Thank you.

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